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Old Sat, Jun-09-18, 08:58
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Plan: low carb
Stats: 171/125/145 Female 5'9
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I also like the Lundy or ghirardelli 85 or 90, but my favorite is lillie's. They are sweetened with erythritol, which doesn't seem to impact my blood sugar (I'm a type 1 diabetic). My favorites are the blood orange and the seasalt. For half an enormous bar (the serving size suggestion) it's a few net carbs, a huge hit of fiber and iron
But really 1/4 bar is more than enough. I find them in whole foods or sometimes in health food aisle at Giant.
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Old Sun, Jun-10-18, 12:05
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Stats: 161/140/140 Male 5'10"
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I make my own "bark":
400g Lindt 90%
200g Virgin coconut oil
450g low omega 6 nuts (Almonds, Pistachios, Macademias, Cashews & Hazel)
I soak the nuts in hot water to soften, oven dry them and put them in silicone moulds with 18 separate square pockets (to avoid the pain of having to break it up after setting). I then melt the oil and choc in a glass bowl sat above a saucepan of simmering water and pour it over. Allow to cool and then put it in the fridge to set.
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Old Sun, Jun-10-18, 13:11
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Plan: Atkins & IF
Stats: 000/000/000 Male 5' 10"
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Originally Posted by dan_rose
I make my own "bark":
400g Lindt 90%
200g Virgin coconut oil
450g low omega 6 nuts (Almonds, Pistachios, Macademias, Cashews & Hazel)
I soak the nuts in hot water to soften, oven dry them and put them in silicone moulds with 18 separate square pockets (to avoid the pain of having to break it up after setting). I then melt the oil and choc in a glass bowl sat above a saucepan of simmering water and pour it over. Allow to cool and then put it in the fridge to set.

That sounds great.

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Old Sun, Jun-10-18, 18:02
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Plan: PSMF/IF
Stats: 236/181/180 Male 72 inches
BF:disappearing!
Progress: 98%
Location: Alamo city, Texas
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Adding some nuts and pure mined salt makes bars especially tasty. Local market discontinued my fav bar with 'Himalayan Sea Salt' and almonds so I just got out of the bar habit. Too to lazy to make my own LOL
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Old Mon, Jun-11-18, 06:20
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Plan: Atkins & IF
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Adding some nuts and pure mined salt makes bars especially tasty. Local market discontinued my fav bar with 'Himalayan Sea Salt' and almonds so I just got out of the bar habit. Too to lazy to make my own LOL
I know, I'm still on the fence.
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Old Sun, Jun-17-18, 14:15
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Plan: Atkins & IF
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I went with a bar of Lindt 85% cocoa Extra Dark bar. Having two squares on Father's Day!

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Old Sun, Jun-17-18, 20:01
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/229/153 Female 5'8"
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Was it satisfying?? Bet it was!
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Old Tue, Jun-19-18, 07:39
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF
Stats: 195/162/150 Female 63in
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Location: Kansas City, MO
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I'm looking at the wrapper from an 80gm bar of 80% cacao chocolate I bought from a fair trade company called Equal Exchange. They were in the booth next to mine at a conference, giving away free samples, naturally.

The Nutrition Facts pertain to 12 squares--half of the total. I couldn't possibly eat more than four squares, and two was plenty of chocolate satisfaction, with a carb count (less fiber--what is that in a chocolate bar?) of about 1g.

Occasionally in my LC career, I've enjoyed making those coconut oil bites. So easy. Some combination of powdered cocoa, Splenda, coconut oil, maybe some vanilla, maybe some nuts--all to personal taste. I measure by TBS into the wells of a previously-chilled muffin tin and freeze it. The pieces pop right out. Store in a baggie in the fridge or freezer.

As others have said, after you've worked up to higher cacao, milk chocolate tastes kind of icky.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-18, 08:18
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Plan: Atkins & IF
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Was it satisfying?? Bet it was!
It was good. I may allocate two squares a week or something.


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Old Tue, Jun-19-18, 08:30
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Plan: Keto + IF
Stats: 260/300/165 Male 5' 6"
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Progress: -42%
Location: Alberta, Canada
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The Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate is pretty good too. If you want you can melt it down, add some sweetener (or whatever else you want) and then refrigerate it or freeze it.
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