Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Still not over chocolate page

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    99

    Still not over chocolate

    Primal Fuel
    Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon (only been Primal for two weeks now) but I still have mad cravings for chocolate. I've discovered I really shouldn't have heavy cream, (I think I've linked that to stomach upset), so milk is out. Sugar is out. A candy bar is out. So, other than berries or fruit, is it possible to have a decent primal "dessert" that would satisfy my chocolate beast? I usually eat berries and cream, but I'm thinking I can't any more. I'll probably try it again just to verify for myself.

  2. #2
    Funkadelic Flash's Avatar
    Funkadelic Flash is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    1,051
    Treat yourself to some 85% or higher dark chocolate! The carbs aren't too bad, even if you can't help but eat the whole bar...like me.

    Also, if you're craving chocolate that bad, it could be due to a magnesium deficiency. I would attempt to supplement, especially if you've chosen to eschew nuts like many here have, and see if that has any effect.

    Best of luck to you!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    99
    I love nuts, so that's not a problem, but with another post I asked about (something, don't remember what) one of the possible ideas is that I was low on magnesium...so maybe there's something to that. I'll start supplementing. Right now my budget is going to meat and veggies, so I have to kinda take purchasing supplements kinda slow for this month (tight money in May).

    What fruit/veggie would be good to get my magnesium naturally?

  4. #4
    DianeThePurple's Avatar
    DianeThePurple is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Torrance, CA, USA
    Posts
    817
    Why is a candy bar (or 1/12 of one) out? Get the 85% stuff and you'll be fine. CVS carries Green & Black's for like 3 bucks a bar when it's on sale.

  5. #5
    Mike Alzen's Avatar
    Mike Alzen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    201
    It took me months to get over chocolate (sweets in general), and even still I find that if I let my regular intake of carbs get too high then I start craving sweets again.

    Give it time, and it will pass eventually.

  6. #6
    elorajade's Avatar
    elorajade is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    471
    Try avocado blended with some cocoa powder, a friend told me about this and loves it, says it tastes like a thick chocolate pudding. You could probably put a little stevia in there to sweeten it up.

  7. #7
    emmie's Avatar
    emmie is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,268
    I try not to have any sugar at all, so I bought some baking chocolate (100% cocoa). I can eat a square by itself, but topping it with a T of almond butter makes a great dessert!

  8. #8
    Diana Renata's Avatar
    Diana Renata is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    5,393
    I love Scharffen Berger 99% chocolate (1% vanilla bean). It's SO good. In fact, I'm about to have a square now.

  9. #9
    The Big L's Avatar
    The Big L is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    274
    Quote Originally Posted by elorajade View Post
    Try avocado blended with some cocoa powder, a friend told me about this and loves it, says it tastes like a thick chocolate pudding. You could probably put a little stevia in there to sweeten it up.
    I've tried variations on the avocado + cocoa powder recipe. My base is 1 avocado, 1 can of coconut milk, and 5 tablespoons of cocoa. Usually I throw some frozen berries in there for texture and a bit of sweetness. Strawberries and blueberries. If I want it sweeter, I put a banana in too. And a bunch of vanilla extract too -- often a tablespoon or more. And almost always a handful of walnuts. Blend it all together in a food processor, and you have around 5 servings of a very rich, thick, chocolately/berry shake. It stays very thick in the fridge, FYI.

    Depending on how much fruit you added, you'll probably have around 5g of sugar in a serving, and lots of fat. That's perfectly acceptable to me, but for 5g of sugar I'd probably opt for a serving and a half of dark chocolate instead.

  10. #10
    Stabby's Avatar
    Stabby is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Stabsville
    Posts
    2,462
    Robert Lustig said in an interview recently that evidence points to at least 5 years to completely get over sugar addiction. Stay strong! Have some beef?
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •