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by 457 · about 10 hours ago

Ok I am probably going to irritate some of you with a redundant question but there are so many contradictions on past postings I dont know what to believe. I have been migrating over to a paleo diet for the last 9 weeks and things are going VERY... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

All except for the very strictest folks indulge in chocolate, from everything I've read on PaleoHacks and in the blogsophere. The higher the percentage cacao content you can tolerate, the less the sugar, and the less the impact on your blood... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I'm interested in dark chocolate. I like it. And have had the fancy stuff like green&black and dark chocolate brands, but where I'm at they only have up to 85%... I want darker. The only reason I haven't gotten something like a Baker's... (more)

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by 2302 · about 10 hours ago

More and more we hear about how dark chocolate has many health benefits. If one consumes Raw Organic Cacao Power (in a smoothie or something), does that contain all the health benefits without any added ingredients? (aka sugar, etc). Thanks! (more)

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samc 0 · April 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM

That is the basic ingredient in chocolate bars, etc. I like to grind it fresh from the nibs.

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I'm on day two, & did great yesterday.Went back to work today & had a chocolate meltdown. I had 3 mini hershey squares. My office always has chocolates for our customers.Any idea's how I can deal with this temptation?

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ChicagoAH 0 · January 08, 2014 at 12:27 AM

@Spinqueen I did 2 sessions, which did not only focus on snacking. We also addressed general stress and anxiety management along with my "need" to exercise every day. I listen to the recordings, alternating each night, every night as I'm falling... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hi guys, I'm new to Paleo but not new to an healthy eating, low carbs style, Atkins, Dukan, low fat style... Name it, I've tried them all!! My hashimoto thyroid is giving me a lot of troubles as I've gained weight when I started to re... (more)

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SylviaPlath 0 · October 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Like coconut oil? I am using coconut butter instead of coconut for cooking cause it is more neutral. But I ofer the taste of the oil... Also I am taking omega fish supplement but the scale isn't moving...my thyroid is a mess and... (more)

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by 233 · about 10 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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by 233 · about 10 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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by 233 · about 10 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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bananacoconut 0 · September 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

A decent dose of fat: avocados, coconut oil and butter and sometimes I'll just have a bit of dark chocolate. Steak is effective with cravings too, odd.

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hello, I've been on Paleo Diet for 44 days now and so far I have had a really successful time with it. I can't believe that I don't feel like eating any bread or pasta or anything made of wheat. I also love the fact that I don't feel hunger. I... (more)

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rosan 0 · August 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM

right now i am eating my own super simple chocolate recipe: mix in a bowl: - raw cacao powder - creamed coconut concentrate/coconut butter/coconut meat (makes it creamy and sweet! without adding sugar) - coconut oil optional: - nuts, seeds -... (more)

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by 4306 · about 10 hours ago

Is all cocoa powder alkalinized? I think this process removes the fat. Does pure natural cocoa powder exist with full fat or is this an oxymoron?

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Hawkeyes52 0 · August 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Cocoa powder is cocoa nibs with the fat(in this case stearic acid, which is a very healthy fat so you should consider eating just chocolate) pressed out mechanically. Alkalized cocoa powder is treated with an acidic substance(usually sodium... (more)

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by 344 · about 10 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 511 · about 10 hours ago

I've been reading here and Googling paleo trail mix recipes. I'm going to do a dried fruit + nuts + coconut mix depending on what I find at trader joes, but I would also like to add some Chocolate and not sure on what to go with there. I'm doing... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 08, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yes, chocolate chips in trail mix will definitely melt and definitely make a mess. As for M&Ms, the bigger concern is probably the milk and the low cacao content (most paleo folks go for dark chocolate). But if you're okay with that, I... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

Hello! I am female 23, been paleo for about a year. Everything has been great, happy with the way I look and my weight. Only about 2 weeks ago I started having intense chocolate craving, not those that-time-of-the-month usual cravings but I mean... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM

my weight can fluctuate up to 5 lbs in one day. it's not surprising if you had such a small amount of food. meat/veggies/fruits weigh more than a few bars of chocolate.

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by 3 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, Will a 2"x2"x2" chocolate tin box fit a single double stuffed chocolate covered oreo cookie? I get to buy a chocolate tin box from Tinbox6 I measured my spinnerleaf mold and it looks like it'd be a tight fit but would work. When I've... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 12, 2013 at 4:17 AM

Yes, if you make the cookie out of sweet potato and steak.

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 421 · about 10 hours ago

Hi! So while in general I am a pretty active person (running, spinning, weight training, yoga, etc. 5x/week), I've only hit the gym 2x this week.. and yet every day this week I have wanted to sit down with a huge bowl of pasta and butter (a meal... (more)

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DH 0 · March 08, 2013 at 4:18 AM

protein deficiency. it gives you cravings for oddly everything BUT protein i.e. carbs, caffeine, fat, junk foods. eat a few sirloin steaks or chicken breasts and you'll be good. keep the protein up

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Hi guys im a chocoholic trying to detoxing from sugar. I used to eat 50% dark chocolate ( it contains sugar ) in the last 2 years. Now I wanted to stop my dipendence so That's my second day without chocolate and I feel terrible. Weakness, A low... (more)

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2020mojo 0 · March 05, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Start off kicking the easy addictions like alcohol and cocaine, working your way up to the mofo???s, like sugar and flour.

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by 40 · about 10 hours ago

Hey guys, quick answer, does dark chocolate turns up the insuline a lot? for example, does it turn insuline on as much as potatoes? i'm a dark chocolate addicted, and i wil stop eating it if you say to me that it's dangerous for my... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM

You can answer this question yourself by purchasing a meter and testing. Test before the chocolate (hopefully at least 2 hours since your last meal or snack, or even better, fasting) and then every 15 minutes for the next few hours. You will see... (more)

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by 11683 · about 10 hours ago

I love drinking unsweetened cocoa in hot water, and eating the odd bit of dark chocolate. My throat is always a bit sore afterwards, why might that be? Something irritating about chocolate?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Dave Asprey of Bulletproof coffee fame suggests that mycotoxins (aka mold) can be a problem with chocolate. You may want to experiment with higher quality sources and see if that helps. (more)

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by 321 · about 10 hours ago

I was browsing some chocolate craving questions and the inevitable "you're low on magnesium!" answers come up. I'm NOT low on Magnesium because I take my tolerance dose each night as NaturalCalm fizz. After dinner but before bed is when I feel... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · January 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I love natural calm for when I need help sleeping, but not sure I'd assume that because you're taking it every night, you're not low on magnesium. I would try another form, like unbuffered mag glycinate, for a few weeks and see if that cuts back... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

In case it matters, it's the Endangered Species Brand and the packaging is paper/folded so I don't think it's particularly air-tight. BTW, there's no date stamp on the bar so I don't know exactly how old it is. Does the lack of a date stamp mean... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · January 28, 2013 at 1:57 AM

take a bite out of and see if it tastes good. if it doesn't, spit it out and throw the rest away.

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

Hello! I just have a little question or two, if anyone may have some ideas. I consume no sugar, grains, legumes, alcohol, caffeine. The problem: Peas (when I had just started primal and found out they were a no-no) Brusselsprouts, Chocolate +... (more)

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Quoc_ngo 0 · December 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

This may simply be a food intolerance (not necessarily food allergy). Seeing as how you have eliminated them, it shouldn't be an issue but you can get something like an ALCAT food test to really find out

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by 3742 · about 10 hours ago

Not the most paleo food but PHD still does recommend a small amount. I eat Lindt 85% chocolate bars most days. I typically eat 20-50% of a bar over a day. That's 2-6 squares. Do you all think that's a lot? How much do you typically eat? It feels... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Your appetite for it will probably diminish when you had enough. Regarding whether to have it with milk or without, I can have higher amounts when I consume it with milk. There is actually some controversy over whether it's better to have it with... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I mean these both have phytic acid, and anti-nutrients...wouldn't they cause nutrient deficiencies, especially in those with acne?

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Uje 0 · November 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I have a sensitive skin on [the left side of] my face due to a moderate burning [via acids] a year ago; Acne is an after effect of this and was diagnose by a dermatologist. I ate 100g of Lindt 90% cocoa with 100g of pistachios all in one go last... (more)

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by 40 · about 10 hours ago

dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.

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