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How much chocolate do you eat?

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Created August 08, 2013 at 12:16 PM

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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on August 10, 2013
at 07:17 AM

I only eat raw chocolate products. Amount varies. Usually a couple of bars/brownies a week. Sometimes just a few sometimes a LOT :)

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on August 09, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Yay. :] Lots of people try Lindt. Does it have some type of superior taste or is it just some brand of high quality chocolate?

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on August 09, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Allison, Thank you for the term "SADly" it fills me with sympathy and empathy. I'm joyful not to eat SADly anymore. I have 2 squares of Lindt 85% dark chocolate ritually every day. Love it. It contributes mightily to my happy life.

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on August 09, 2013
at 05:18 AM

74% at the moment.

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on August 09, 2013
at 02:02 AM

That sounds heavenly. What percentage of cocoa do you use?

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on August 08, 2013
at 06:21 PM

Pretty straight forward -- Toast raw almonds in sea salt until brown (I like mine very brown), in a double boilder, combine cocoa powder with about about half the amount of coconut oil (or cocoa butter). Add in sugar or liquid stevia (Is use turbinado sugar because stevia doesn't taste right). Mix in almonds, pour into molds. sprinkle salt on top, cool

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:59 PM

CD, do you make your own chocolate? If so, any recipe you could share with us? :P

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on August 08, 2013
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very helpful, thank you!

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:08 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: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/11/chocolate-what-is-the-optimal-dose/

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:59 PM

CD, do you make your own chocolate? If so, any recipe you could share with us? :P

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:19 PM

very helpful, thank you!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 08, 2013
at 06:21 PM

Pretty straight forward -- Toast raw almonds in sea salt until brown (I like mine very brown), in a double boilder, combine cocoa powder with about about half the amount of coconut oil (or cocoa butter). Add in sugar or liquid stevia (Is use turbinado sugar because stevia doesn't taste right). Mix in almonds, pour into molds. sprinkle salt on top, cool

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on August 08, 2013
at 04:26 PM

I have one or two quarter sized pieces of 99% dark chocolate (100% organic from TCHO, made right by my work...I'm lucky!) daily. This stuff is hard to each much more than a few pieces!

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on August 08, 2013
at 12:20 PM

I don't eat it except on special occasions, mainly because high-cacao chocolate is expensive, at least where I am, and I find fruit to be a cheaper and equally palatable treat. I think you're fine, especially if it's just 25g a day; there's no real reason to avoid high-cacao chocolate if you're happy with your weight, especially if it keeps you from cheating with something a little more harmful.

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52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

on August 09, 2013
at 07:45 AM

I eat some a few times a week.... i don't eat the high percentages. usually like 40% - 70% I like different flavors sometimes... maybe some minced ginger or lemon oil. there are lots of nice brands at my world's market.

I'm at a healthy weight. no need to worry about gaining weight when snacking on chocolate. it's not going to bloat you up.

I don't really know about the health benefits... only that good quality chocolate contains some antioxidants. I should look it up.

My dad is on it because apparently it can lower blood pressure and is healthy. He eats the ghiradelli brand I think. When I was eating SADly, I used to love the milk chocolate caramel filled ghiradelli bars. delicious. I find them alittle too sweet now.

I buy locolove bars now. sometimes dagoba. There is also a brand (that I cannot think of) that only consists of three ingredients: the two chocolate ingredients and sugar. It's affordable at maybe $2.50 a bar.

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on August 09, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Allison, Thank you for the term "SADly" it fills me with sympathy and empathy. I'm joyful not to eat SADly anymore. I have 2 squares of Lindt 85% dark chocolate ritually every day. Love it. It contributes mightily to my happy life.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on August 09, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Yay. :] Lots of people try Lindt. Does it have some type of superior taste or is it just some brand of high quality chocolate?

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on August 09, 2013
at 01:46 AM

Try to avoid chocolate that has added soy and dairy added to it. Theo chocolate, and lindt excellence 85% dark chocolate are both good brands. I eat chocolate about once a month but I don't think it would hurt to have it more often if you want to

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on August 08, 2013
at 10:30 PM

I used to eat a square or two of chocolate, 85 to 100%, every day. Lately I've gone days to weeks without eating any at all except for a few nibs in my yogurt. Don't know why I don't feel the urge to eat it as I did before. It never seemed to make a difference in my (healthy) weight. I think dark chocolate is healthy and don't see any reason to avoid it as long as you're not having any problems with it.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 08, 2013
at 09:38 PM

Daily. 20 gm or so in the form of chocolate butter (basically dark chocolate plus Kerrygold), with a splash of vanilla and cream.

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on August 09, 2013
at 02:02 AM

That sounds heavenly. What percentage of cocoa do you use?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 09, 2013
at 05:18 AM

74% at the moment.

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on August 08, 2013
at 09:16 PM

About 20g - 30g of 85% or 90% Lindt brand dark chocolate is a treat for me twice a week or so. Maybe sometimes three times a week. Usually with some berries or other fruit. Small servings

I have had no impact at all on weight loss or fitness. Maybe it has even been a positive.

Seems to me that the folks who warn against the psychological aspects are correct. Sometimes if I have something sweet a switch goes off in my noodle that makes me want to gorge. Sure, this could be a metabolic thing associated with insulin. But I think it is also a psychological thing.

For whatever reason this dark chocolate does not do that to me. But it could to someone else. Your mileage may vary!

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on August 08, 2013
at 08:32 PM

I eat about 20 grams a day of 85%. I'm amazed how satisfying it is, no impulse to binge or anything.

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on August 08, 2013
at 06:31 PM

I eat 50-100g of 85% dark chocolate per day! It's awesome, health promoting, and contains a few key minerals (magnesium, copper, zinc) that can be hard to get in other foods.

No detrimental effects seen on weight or performance with this amount in my diet compared to none. It's also good for my sanity :-)

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on August 08, 2013
at 02:43 PM

I work as a chocolate confectioner for a company that specialize in a raw 81%. I eat a little bit everyday, (about 25 gms to probably) and i am a happy healthy weight. I lot of my lean fit customers eat a lot more.

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on August 08, 2013
at 10:44 PM

it's not a daily thing for me. today i ate a 2oz bar of dagoba new moon 74% chocolate cause i felt like eating a bar of chocolate. boom. i'd say i do that about once a month.

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on August 08, 2013
at 04:42 PM

I started eating a tsp of cocoa powder a day about a week ago. I put it in my smoothies and it's a nice change from the all fruit flavors. I don't eat actual chocolate bars though.

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on August 08, 2013
at 03:08 PM

I eat ca. 80 gramms of 92% cacao chocolate within a month. Shouldn't do too much harm.

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