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by 0 · August 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM

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 · July 20, 2014 at 5:35 AM

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 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

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 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?

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raydawg 0 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

It's fine except the agave nectar is equivalent to high fructose corn syrup.

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by 0 · April 30, 2014 at 5:19 AM

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 · April 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM

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 2297 · April 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

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 · February 26, 2014 at 12:28 AM

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 · January 08, 2014 at 12:36 AM

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 · October 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

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 · September 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM

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 · September 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM

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 · September 16, 2013 at 6:38 PM

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 · September 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

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 · August 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM

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 · August 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

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 1974 · August 09, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I typically eat 25g of of 85% chocolate daily. How much do you guys eat and is there any reason to avoid it if you enjoy it and are at a healthy weight?

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CD 0 · August 08, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I eat chocolate about twice a week, and it's usually two squares out of a mold I use. No clue how much that is, they are about the size of Ghirardelli but thicker. Here's a post from PHD that should answer your question:... (more)

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by 465 · July 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I have edited this so as not to come off as self promoting. I work for a raw vegan chocolate company. We make 81% raw dark Chocolate with 5 ingredients. 81% Raw Cacao Raw Cacao Butter Raw Coconut sugar Wild craft Vanilla Bean Himalayan Sea... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · July 24, 2013 at 5:08 AM

This...this sounds terrible...you make no mention if it's Free run, or cage free...is it injected with hormones or antibiotics! What kind of monsters are you people! ???Himalayan Sea Salt? You....you just wait until PETA finds... (more)

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by 14 · July 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Are you trolling? Ice cream has a ton of sugar in it. As does most things with chocolate.

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by 14 · July 16, 2013 at 6:38 AM

I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)

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Bill_Lagakos 0 · July 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.

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by 344 · July 12, 2013 at 2:56 AM

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 · July 09, 2013 at 9:33 AM

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 271 · September 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

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 · May 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM

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 · May 07, 2013 at 11:38 AM

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)