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It's my understanding that a lot of people going paleo/primal enjoy a bit of dark chocolate now and then with no real ill effects, although I am not sure of its effects on weight loss. A small treat every couple of days shouldn't completely derail you if you maintain a pretty good diet the rest of the time and watch your carb intake (particularly carbs from fruits and starchy tubers). It's also my understanding that the darker the chocolate, the better.

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If dark chocolate is evil, I don't want to be good.

Short version: quantity matters. Assuming you're just having a square or two, there's no harm in it. Also, as was said above, the darker the better. For me, the sweet spot is around 85%.

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If dark chocolate is evil, I don't want to be good.

Short version: quantity matters. Assuming you're just having a square or two, there's no harm in it. Also, as was said above, the darker the better. For me, the sweet spot is around 85%.

Here here! I (tried) to go without for the Whole30 to help me sugar detox. As Zorch said make sure it is dark chocolate 50% really doesn't qualify, 70% is a good stepping stone-I try to do at least 80%

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Well i eat 85% usualy, though unless i have someone to share it with one block eventualy esclates to a whole pack, 39 grams of carbs 9 of whoch are fibre, making my usual 70 gram day a bit over 100 gram for that day, ithink i worry too much but at least i dont see any signs of being off track

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For me chocolate is a gateway food. Once I allow some, I end up eating more and more until I end up snaking with Mars bars ... :-)

It really depends, but can you really really stop at two small squares every 2 days? If yes, then go, but if you are like me, just say no. For me even a small amount of sugar is like a drug,,, ADDICTIVE!

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I have seen the soul of evil, and it's name is Cocoa. It can only be truly destroyed by eating it's black, lightless, delicious heart, by which you gain it's strength but risk loosing your own soul forever.

I have lost my own way many times as I stared into the 99% darkest eyes of the abyss, but have always found my way back. However, I keep up my high resistance against it's evil by ingesting some periodically, very much like iocane powder.



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If dark chocolate is evil, I don't want to be good.

Short version: quantity matters. Assuming you're just having a square or two, there's no harm in it. Also, as was said above, the darker the better. For me, the sweet spot is around 85%.

MMMmmmmHmmmm.....

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Well i eat 85% usualy, though unless i have someone to share it with one block eventualy esclates to a whole pack.

Rationing is your friend. One way to keep from eating it really fast is to freeze it. By the time you get through a block of frozen dark chocolate you're not in wolfing mode and can make a better decision about whether to try and gnaw through the rest or not.

It doesn't sound like this is a chocolate problem, but a portion problem. If you are having trouble resisting the chocolate, go to only one day a week you can eat it, or only eat it every other week.

If you are at a plateau (having trouble getting those last few off), you might want to look into intermittent fasting http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/02/08/intermittent-fasting/ or up your exercise schedule/weight routine. (Yes, all this information was stolen from people who are smarter than I am.) :smug:

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No mention of cocoa nibs? They've become my go to for chocolate cravings. They're basically cocoa beans that have been roasted and chopped up. No butter added. No sugar added. I can grab a quarter of a teaspoon of them and be happy (instead of grabbing a smidge of anything else chocolate and feeling deprived because of portion size).

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I couldn't escape the lure of chocolate if i wanted to... My Dad is a chocolatier and we're working on a special dark chocolate truffle. A tempered shell of 72% and the ganache insides will be a 64% flavored with chai tea.

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I couldn't escape the lure of chocolate if i wanted to... My Dad is a chocolatier and we're working on a special dark chocolate truffle. A tempered shell of 72% and the ganache insides will be a 64% flavored with chai tea.

Hmm, I think the best way for you to resist is to get rid of them. And I happen to know just the place....my house!

Since it is Christmas I am allowing myself to have as much of the non-gluten sweets as I want between Christmas Eve and New Year, then I go back to once a week treats.

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Oooh, great thread! I'm going to go pick up some dark chocolate today now and hope it helps me get through my first Christmas with the family since giving Paleo a whirl... Looking at all the sweets I'm so used to eating at this time, it's hard to keep in the drool. -_-

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