I am a lean young guy, a hardgainer, and chocolate tastes great and is convenient.
Is this a realistic energy bar for us?
I'm always on the lookout for easy ways to eat food because I constantly need more calories than a strict paleo diet makes easy to get. I can do a spoonful of coconut oil but honestly it tastes bad and any more than that much makes me sick. I cook meat with butter/coconut oil as much as I can.
High fat. mostly saturated The small carb content is more fiber than sugar (8 g fiber, 7 g sugar out of 19g total carb) Great taste, mental boost, antioxidants compared to something like coconut oil which tastes pretty bad.
Sugary bars like larabars make me feel sick to my stomach and even gain some fat.
Too much chocolate if I'm eating 1 bar per day or more? Some say there is phytic acid to worry about in the chocolate. Addiction to chocolate? Is this bad though if I am fine with eating them everyday? Thats sort of like saying addiction to hamburgers... I dont see the problem if it's grass-fed meat.
So, anything I'm missing here? If my diet is clean and strict paleo otherwise (no nuts, dairy even) and based mostly on meat with some fruit and veg, are chocolate bars an acceptable way to get more calories.
Please don't just say too much of anything is bad ... I know that. But realistically a paleo diet needs some staples to make it work in the modern world - staples like chicken, beef, turkey, berries, etc. I want to add chocolate as one of these staples.