definitely can relate, i gotta pretty bad headaches from the stuff
Fit and healthy until August 2011 when I experienced acute inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), causing visual and fatigue problems since then. I am obsessively determined to return to peak health. Anyone with information or a story about encephalitis or brain-healing please shoot me a PM
perhaps the caffeine jolt then?!
I used to get nauseated after eating an entire bar. Until one day I got sick and fasted for 3 days because I was nauseated all of the time. And eversince I can eat an entire bar without side effects
I'ma eat this beat like a beef eatin vegan
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It's the substance in chocolate that helps boost serotonin levels, and is awesome in appropriate quantities, but apparently can cause some discomfort if over-consumed. Don't know if there's enough in dark chocolate to cause this, but looks like you might have crossed that particular threshold!
Thanks every one for the suggestions, I do not think it is sugar or caffeine related. I do feel it may be L-trytophan, read a little about it. Most of all I may just cut out chocolate all together, it is not necessary and after the consequence I got from the dark chocolate the thought makes me shiver. I know I ate too much of it I just couldn't believe how poorly it made me feel
easy enough -- my body does not want or need dark chocolate, just going to stay away from now on...
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75g is way too much chocolate at once -- that's 3/4 of the entire bar. The average serving size is 40g. I used to eat nearly an entire bar of that exact chocolate almost every day, and I often felt the same as you did, minus the headache. Fatigued, sluggish, nauseated, moody, etc. I rarely eat cacao now, but if I do, I try to limit it to less than 20g (ideally around 10g).
try 90% chocolate. It's like, the very essence of cocoa, which is to say, bitter. You'll never be able to OD on it and it's very healthy. Definitely solves a chocolate craving!
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