Dark Chocolate Overload!!

Answered on October 09, 2015
Created October 01, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Yesterday I didn't have anything on hand for lunch, so when I went into the grocery store I quickly grabbed a 75% organic dark chocolate bar to munch on for lunch.  I know this is not the healthies of choices- but it was just that kinda day!  Anyways, after eating the bar (yes- I ate the whole thing) I felt like I was coming down off of 5 cups of black coffee. I was so nausious to the point where I was throwing up, going to the bathroom all the time, and my heart was racing. 


Backstory- I have been Paleo for about 2 weeks.  Before this, I ate chocolate here and there, but never had this sort of reaction.


Is it possibly my body has just fully adjusted and I had a very bad reaction from eating it?  Did my blood sugar just spike?



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on October 06, 2015
at 06:55 PM

Dark chocolate contains a compound called Theobromine. It is chemically similar to caffeine & can have a diuretic effect, a vasodilation effect and can also stimulate your heart.

Try not to eat a whole bar on an empty stomach any more ;).



on October 09, 2015
at 12:53 AM

I aat a lot of 85% chocolate, and I know my limit. Half the bar is too much. I usally eat a quarter at a time. On a empty stomach, it sometimes upsets my stomach a bit. 

I think you've learned that the whole bar is too much. Eat a smaller amount next time and you'll find what works for you!

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