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    Just how bad is chocolate??

    So at the moment I'm 4 weeks into a cutting cycle and eating very well... Apart from 15-30 grams of chocolate per day! I can't help it I'm an addict!

    I'm wondering how much am I holding myself back from achieving my goal of 10 % bf or is chocolate (or other treats) in moderation an ok thing??

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    Originally Posted by johnom24 View Post
    So at the moment I'm 4 weeks into a cutting cycle and eating very well... Apart from 15-30 grams of chocolate per day! I can't help it I'm an addict!

    I'm wondering how much am I holding myself back from achieving my goal of 10 % bf or is chocolate (or other treats) in moderation an ok thing??
    Chocolate consumption itself isn't an issue. What can be an issue is the secondary factors involved like overeating it and thus going over your caloric needs for the day, displacing too many micro-nutrient dense foods as a result and so forth.
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    Originally Posted by johnom24 View Post
    So at the moment I'm 4 weeks into a cutting cycle and eating very well... Apart from 15-30 grams of chocolate per day! I can't help it I'm an addict!

    I'm wondering how much am I holding myself back from achieving my goal of 10 % bf or is chocolate (or other treats) in moderation an ok thing??
    15-30g? What is that...half of a "Snack Sized" Hershey's Bar? If you're still eating under maintenance (and it's not affecting you reaching your macronutrient/micronutrient requirements - not sure how it could)...it's perfectly fine. And if it's preventing you from binging, it's even better yet. Eat the chocolate.
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    What is wrong with chocolate anyway OP?

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    as long as you dont go past 31 grams in a 24 hour period, you should be fine.

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    All very true answers I suppose! I'm just obsessive now about what I eat and do wonder am I doing myself much of a disfavour by eating chocolate most days! Thanks guys

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    Please explain what ingredient or ingredients in chocolate might be contraindicated during a cut.

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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    Please explain what ingredient or ingredients in chocolate might be contraindicated during a cut.
    Well I'd be concerned getting too much unsaturated fats in my diet

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    Originally Posted by johnom24 View Post
    Well I'd be concerned getting too much unsaturated fats in my diet
    Unsaturated fats? Alright.

    And how exactly do you think that would slow your progress or health markers? Have you actually read any latest research concerning fat intake and health markers / muscle development /fat loss that lead you to believe this could be an issue?

    Or does your information come from some random bit and pieces of information you've remembered from various online "articles", commercials and magazines?
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    the question to ask yourself is it real chocolate that you are eating; are some crap loaded with fake oils and sugar. real chocolate is expensive, but will fill you up and the saturated fat turns into monunsaturated fat in the liver. I eat 40g of 85% dark chocolate everyday. my lowest body fat level was 6.7% So its an issue of calories in / calories out IF it is natural...

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    Originally Posted by synthetic View Post
    the question to ask yourself is it real chocolate that you are eating; are some crap loaded with fake oils and sugar. real chocolate is expensive, but will fill you up and the saturated fat turns into monunsaturated fat in the liver. I eat 40g of 85% dark chocolate everyday. my lowest body fat level was 6.7% So its an issue of calories in / calories out IF it is natural...
    So eating not-natural chocolate bars would influence your bodyfat%?

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    Originally Posted by EddyCutting View Post
    So eating not-natural chocolate bars would influence your bodyfat%?
    over time yes, you degrade the efficiency of the systematic biological processes in your body

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    Originally Posted by johnom24 View Post
    Well I'd be concerned getting too much unsaturated fats in my diet
    Too much of anything is, by definition, too much.

    That said, saturated fat is "healthy" to consume.

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    over time yes, you degrade the efficiency of the systematic biological processes in your body
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    Originally Posted by synthetic View Post
    over time yes, you degrade the efficiency of the systematic biological processes in your body
    Are you serious? Please elaborate because you're indirectly argueing with the calories in vs calories out statement.

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