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Feeling better day after tons of chocolate and sugar?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 10, 2012 at 2:33 PM

So, I had tons of chocolate and sugar yesterday- no soy lecithin or dairy, just straight cocoa, sugar, and olive oil (weird, I know, I know). I feel fantastic today, look like I may have lost a pound or two overnight, and had a great workout. Why the heck would sugar have such a positive effect?

I normally eat pretty high-carb: tons of fruit and even fresh fruit juice, as I figured out it helps me sleep. I stay away from sugar and honey, though.

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on April 11, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Yes, but run faster and lose weight? I mean, shucks, I'll take it, but this is not going to encourage good habits!

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on April 10, 2012
at 08:46 PM

Yeah, I was more surprised about feeling so good physically! Emotionally- of course, I love chocolate!

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on April 10, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Maybe I'll heroically duplicate the experiment with unsweetened and see what happens, although it'll be difficult to eat that much chocolate without sugar!

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on April 10, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Chocolate makes you happy.

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Chocolate releases your "feel good" hormones. I ate a bunch of chocolate last night myself and feel fantastic, though I normally eat pretty low carb on most days, at most a bowl or berries or something. I don't think it's the sugar that helped as much as and the release of positive hormones. Your body replenishes hormone levels when you sleep, so you should feel more recovered and awake. If I train 3-4 days in a row, dark chocolate is my favorite to help me get my energy back.

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on April 10, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Maybe I'll heroically duplicate the experiment with unsweetened and see what happens, although it'll be difficult to eat that much chocolate without sugar!

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on April 10, 2012
at 10:25 PM

I have the answer to this one. Unfortunately.

It means you have some problems with your liver (like sluggish liver or something).

I was trying to figure it out for a long, long time. I have been on Paleo since October 2011. And every time I eat 100% good Paleo food, I feel very tired and fatigued. After a sugar binge I am all happy and energetic.

Chocolate, fat and sugar have some kind of effect on your liver.

All my blood tests came back perfect, by the way. It does not show up in your blood. Are you gluten intolerant? Because I am. Our liver has been dealing with toxins all our lives and now it is giving up on us. I did not learn it on my own. I had to see an alternative doctor because I could not figure it out on my own. But the results I received are more convincing than any mainstream medicine.

How to treat it? I am waiting for my supplements to arrive in the mail. As soon as I start taking them, I will let you know the results.

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on April 10, 2012
at 05:19 PM

Wow. I had the exact same results. I waaaay over-indulged in my Easter Lindt bars, and I was super hyper and happy all day Monday.

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on April 10, 2012
at 08:46 PM

Yeah, I was more surprised about feeling so good physically! Emotionally- of course, I love chocolate!

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