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by 250 · about 17 hours ago

I've been primal now for 2.5 months. I'm not really having an issue with lack of carbs--in fact, I've been really good at avoiding breads, pasta, rice, etc.--I am struggling with sweets. Cookies, cake, chocolate, candy... You name it, I love it... (more)

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by 457 · about 17 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 17 hours ago

I'm a lean & healthy 27-year-old guy who's been eating paleo for two years. Typical day I eat 1/3 lb of meat, 6 cups veggies, 2 cups fruit, 2 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup nuts. That's roughly 1.2Kcals, 43g protein and 20g fiber. I haven't eaten any junk food... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Was there soy lecithin in it? I have weird reactions to that ingredient, also toe curling foot cramps. Chocolate without it, I don't have the reaction.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

It's funny, I've worked in inpatient addictions and I know how addictions work. My behaviors with dark chocolate are becoming a relapsing drama like an addiction. There's no other food that's so hyperpalatable to me. I can even stop myself from... (more)

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Yuki 0 · July 20, 2014 at 5:35 AM

I've been known to bite out of a hunk of super-bitter baking chocolate. It pairs nicely with apple or peach slices, but I'll often eat it by itself. If you're truly craving the cocoa, and not the refined sugar, then this should satisfy your... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

I tried paleo a while ago to little avail, but I'm jumping back inI feel great...energy is up and all, but I'm having some issues. Firstly, I recently started lifting more and cutting back on cardio. I LOVE it and feel so strong, but my fat loss... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

What really helps me is eating a larger protein packed breakfast. It gives me a great start for the day. I also eat every couple hours. This really helps me keep cravings down. Best wishes.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I am totally new to paleo and am doing a paleo challenge that my crossfit box is hosting for a month. I know sweets are considered cheats, but I am allowed unsweetened cacao as long as it's in moderation. I just went to my local Sprouts and... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

No dairy, soy lecithin, sugar, stevia ok.

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Paleoholic 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Have you tried Enjoy Life chocolate chips? Alternatively, Scharffen Berger makes a 100% dark chocolate bar.

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by 0 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 271 · about 18 hours ago

Eating chocolate (72%> cocoa content) daily boosts hypervigilance. Meaning my focus becomes more narrow, I have an impending sense of doom (or something bad is going to happen) and my stress levels increase. Are there more people with the same... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 08, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Cocoa is very high in copper, and some the symptoms you describe have been linked to having imbalanced copper/zinc ratios. If you eat a lot of chocolate regularly in addition to other copper rich foods (eg liver), and do not also eat say oysters... (more)

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by 15 · about 18 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 351 · about 18 hours ago

I was just wondering if all the "paleo" muffins, breads, etc. that I see online (and make) are all that healthy... I know they have to be better than bread but it seems like eating chopped nuts, berries, shredded coconut, dried bananas, and dark... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Grok would have eaten any damn thing that was put in front of him especially if it was a highly palatable, delicious treat. The thing is, he had no access or means to these things. How would he get his hands on a packet of almond... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 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 5 · about 18 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 11683 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 40 · about 18 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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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Has anyone found a good source for very high % cocoa chocolate chips? I like some chocolate in my trail mix, but most use a very sugary milk chocolate.

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Kaia 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I buy raw cocoa nibs (unsweatened) and raw cocoa beans. You are 100% sure there is no sugar/sweeteners/dairy/conservants. So its actually 100% dark chocolate. And I love them in my paleo trail mix or just on their own as a treat.

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by 70 · about 18 hours ago

Someone mentioned raising carbs from VLC to LC for lethargy. It worked. Vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner with protein. Wanted a dessert so had a poached pear with a little cream, 1 Tbl nuts, cinnamon, raw cacao powder, and 1 Tbl. Dakota... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · October 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I lost 40 lbs eating chocolate regularly. Sure didn't stop me! Context is also key, though. Eating dark chocolate kept me from eating larger portions of worse things. YMMV.

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