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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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on January 08, 2014
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I have been doing Paleo since Jan 2012, so for two years now. I would never, ever go back to any other way of eating. I had to do it for autoimmune reasons and even had weight to GAIN. Weight gain took the full two years though and that was through trial & error. It truly does help with weight loss if you need it but that is just a side effect from eating how we're intended to eat. I also love not feeding into the a-hole food & pharma industry more than necessary.

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on January 08, 2014
at 12:31 AM

That is something for me to think about as that sounds like me. Sugar is a drug & need to not even think about.How long have you been on paleo ? How much weight did you lose?

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on January 07, 2014
at 09:24 PM

the Ghirardelli Intense Dark 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie is my favorite. I had/have a hard time going from milk to really dark but this one is easily found and really smooth! It helps that they have the squares individually wrapped in a bad so you don't go overboard...when I do I get a headache

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on January 07, 2014
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Buy yourself a "flight" of dark bars. 70, 85,88, 90 of different brands and try a few different ones everyday (just a square of each). I used to do no more than 3 and start with the lower number ones first. For me the darkest ones always tasted best after having the lighter ones. Now if I have commercial chocolate it is usually 90 Lindt or similar. Lindt is easy to find and the 90 does not have soy.

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on January 07, 2014
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I agree; if this is the only temptation you give into, and it's one you really enjoy, then you're doing pretty well!

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Thank you, I will try this. Hopefully, I will get past this as I am Paleo newbie.

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on January 08, 2014
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@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 asleep. Detoxing from sugar & carbs is seriously the most victorious feeling. I never, ever feel good about eating sugar. I just don't see any sort of benefit in it even if it's just a "live a little cheat". I guess I get more satisfaction out of doing things like travel and tackling new projects instead of food reward.

Prior to the sessions, I found myself craving sugar after every meal, but now I crave more specific things like "cumin" or "beef ribs". I think those are my body's ways of telling me I need more iron or anti-inflammatory herbs or warming spices. Keeps things in balance and I never get bored by eating what I'm in the mood for instead of letting "cravings" dictate. There's a difference once you detox from sugar!

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on January 08, 2014
at 12:31 AM

That is something for me to think about as that sounds like me. Sugar is a drug & need to not even think about.How long have you been on paleo ? How much weight did you lose?

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on January 08, 2014
at 12:36 AM

I have been doing Paleo since Jan 2012, so for two years now. I would never, ever go back to any other way of eating. I had to do it for autoimmune reasons and even had weight to GAIN. Weight gain took the full two years though and that was through trial & error. It truly does help with weight loss if you need it but that is just a side effect from eating how we're intended to eat. I also love not feeding into the a-hole food & pharma industry more than necessary.

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on January 08, 2014
at 12:21 AM

Thank you for your answer. Interesting about the hypnotherapy. How many sessions did it take ? Did you need to listen to tapes as well? I would need it for "anything" sweet. Since I'm a newbie, I guess it will take time for my body to detox from sugar & carbs. It can"t happen soon enough!!

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on January 08, 2014
at 12:15 AM

Ah I just mentioned in another post how I used hypnotherapy to eliminate any cravings for snacks (and specifically chocolate). I found chocolate to be a "trigger" food aka I wanted it every day, thought about it more than a sane human should thing about food, and was spending way too much $$/week on high quality, raw cacao Gnosis bars.

Hypnotherapy isn't cheap of course, but I seriously do not crave it anymore at all and it's a nice freeing feeling when I can say no and not feel like I'm depriving myself. If you're like me, and it's one of those "can't stop at just one" foods, then give it a shot!!

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on January 07, 2014
at 10:28 PM

Lindt 90% is awesome. Barely any sugar in that thing either and it has quite a good amount of nutrition to go along with that very tasty cocoa butter. Go for it.

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on January 07, 2014
at 09:55 PM

This post made me reach for my stash of delicious Green & Black's Organic 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate in the drawer of my cubical desk. This brand is available at most major retailers and almost all specialty/niche retailers frequented by paleo eaters.

It's pretty affordable too.

INGREDIENTS: organic chocolate, organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa, organic raw cane sugar, organic vanilla extract...

It's even got all the hippieish fair-trade and vegetarian junk on the label.

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on January 07, 2014
at 05:36 AM

A three mini square meltdown is nothing. I agree that you should switch to dark chocolate as it is better for you and once you get into it you realize how you taste chocolate and not sugar, but seriously 3 mini's? Nothing to sweat about.

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on January 07, 2014
at 05:55 AM

I agree; if this is the only temptation you give into, and it's one you really enjoy, then you're doing pretty well!

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on January 07, 2014
at 02:38 AM

get the good stuff for yourself so you don't eat the crap when you're tempted!

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on January 07, 2014
at 01:43 AM

Eat dark chocolate. Keep your own stash and turn your co-workers on to its intense pleasures! Pure cacao is pretty healthy, if you're not eating immense quantities, and the higher the cacao percentage the lower the sugar content. You may need to work your way up gradually if you're used to sweet milk chocolate, but it's worth it!

If you're not experienced with dark chocolates, Lindt and Ghirardelli make inexpensive bars in a wide variety of percentages. Try their 70 or 80%. It's not what I'd recommend for a gourmet, but they tend to be very smooth and even-flavored, without much bitterness. My personal favorites in the $3-5 range are Scharffen Berger bittersweet or extra dark, and Endangered Species 88%.

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on January 07, 2014
at 01:55 AM

Thank you, I will try this. Hopefully, I will get past this as I am Paleo newbie.

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on January 07, 2014
at 09:24 PM

the Ghirardelli Intense Dark 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie is my favorite. I had/have a hard time going from milk to really dark but this one is easily found and really smooth! It helps that they have the squares individually wrapped in a bad so you don't go overboard...when I do I get a headache

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