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    What is too much chocolate?

    I love chocolate. Probably 30% of my caloric intake is chocolate. Is there a saturation point where I am going to endanger my health?


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    30%?? That sounds like a LOT.

    Not to try to get too personal, but how big are you? Would you say you're overweight? That could be a sign...



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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I love chocolate. Probably 30% of my caloric intake is chocolate. Is there a saturation point where I am going to endanger my health?
    That's a lot of chocolate!

    You aren't showing any signs of diabetes or anything, are you? I would figure the two big health dangers (although I've got no medical training of any sort) would be weight gain and diabetes.


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I love chocolate. Probably 30% of my caloric intake is chocolate. Is there a saturation point where I am going to endanger my health?
    Holy ****. That is a bunch of chocolate.


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    I don't know.....3000 calorie diet....30% is 900 calories. That's what? 2 Snickers? Doesn't sound like that much to me. Just depends on your metabolism. I eat tons of junk food and have very low body fat. Not sure what that is doing for my arteries though.



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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I don't know.....3000 calorie diet....30% is 900 calories. That's what? 2 Snickers? Doesn't sound like that much to me. Just depends on your metabolism. I eat tons of junk food and have very low body fat. Not sure what that is doing for my arteries though.
    That's one way to look at it. I look at it as if you have 3 meals in a day, that's 33% intake per meal. That's like one of your meals being pure chocolate, essentially.



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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Oh man.. 30%? Let's start by cutting that down to 15%.



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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    I am not anywhere close to being overweight. I attribute not being overweight to my lifestyle and not my diet as I am very active in a number of sports activities.

    I also don't have diabetes.


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I am not anywhere close to being overweight. I attribute not being overweight to my lifestyle and not my diet as I am very active in a number of sports activities.

    I also don't have diabetes.
    It sounds like this actually may be helping sustain your weight, then? I don't think that's a bad thing, as long as you're getting all of your other food-pyramid items. Are there other calorie supplements that would probably be healthier? Sure, but there are a lot of things we do that aren't ideal.


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    I see nothing wrong with this?




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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

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    I see nothing wrong with this?

    Save some for later Agustus!


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Since you aren't over weight, the next thing I would look towards is diabetes. Other than that, chocolate (namely dark chocolate) actually aids in lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increasing HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). I believe chocolate is mainly monosaturated fats, which is good fat that lowers LDL cholesterol.


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Five-time World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski eats a candybar with each meal - Snickers, Hershey bar, etc.

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    On one of the World Strongman events shown on TV, as well as in an interview for MTV, Mariusz when asked about diet said: "I eat everything. I do not follow any particular diet. I eat anything I want, anytime I want".[19]
    An example of Pudzianowski's meal: "Breakfast is 10 eggs and 2-3 pounds of bacon. Between meals, I eat lots of candy. I need it for energy. Lunch, at 1 or 2 p.m., is a double meal of a Polish pork chop, sauerkraut and potatoes. An hour later, I work out, then take lots of supplements: magnesium, creatine, amino acids, all that stuff, and more chocolate. Dinner is whatever meat I can get: steaks, pork chops, bacon, plus more sauerkraut and potatoes. After I work out I have a protein shake and more chocolate."
    He said for MTV that he prefers Polish cuisine. When he has some time he often cooks himself, as he does not particularly fancy meals from restaurants. He often eats bigos, Polish soups, Polish sausages and typical Polish dinners with cooked patatoes, 200-300 g of meat and some salads (usually cucumber salad).
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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Five-time World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski eats a candybar with each meal - Snickers, Hershey bar, etc.



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    You do know that the amount of things required to do what they do for a living is a touch higher than a normal guy. He needs that energy.

    I guess I am a touch overweight and I don't hardly eat any candy or chocolate so I don't know much about this. I guess when you consider the concentration of calories in chocolate maybe 30% isn't that much


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    Re: What is too much chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Five-time World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski eats a candybar with each meal - Snickers, Hershey bar, etc.



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    World class strongmen have diets that nobody else would ever touch. Not saying that the candy bar is bad with a meal, but Mariusz needs to be taking in 4 times as many calories as the average human to aid in muscle growth and energy stores.

    Not to mention, he may be doing that to help control his cholesterol levels because he is eating so much meat and eggs.


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