Chocolate for Refeeds

  1. Chocolate for Refeeds

    from what i understand, fruits(fructose in general) is not that valuable durnig a refeed. From what i've read, it doesn't cause a rise in the leptin hormone.

    How about eating Chocolate on a refeed day?

    1. Can chocolate contribute to a rise in leptin?
    2. Can chocolate increase muscular glycogen?


  2. Doesnt chocolate just have sucrose in it?

  3. Quote Originally Posted by jakellpet View Post
    Doesnt chocolate just have sucrose in it?
    I think it varies by brand, I am pretty sure there are some dark chocolate bars does not contain sucrose.

  4. Milk Chocolate

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 bar (43.0 g)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 210Calories from Fat 117
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 13.0g20%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g40%
    Cholesterol 10mg3%
    Sodium 35mg1%
    Total Carbohydrates 26.0g9%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
    Sugars 24.0g

    Dark Chocolate

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 180Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12.0g18%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g40%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g
    Cholesterol 2mg1%
    Sodium 15mg1%
    Total Carbohydrates 25.0g8%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0g12%
    Sugars 21.0g

  5. sucrose is a disaccharide = fructose + glucose

    so technically if you have 10 grams of sucrose, you actually have 5 grams of fructose and another 5 of glucose. not the best for re-feeding. Keep in mind fruit is not always 100% fructose, often it is also part fructose and I believe part sucrose.. so both examples have a lot of carbs that can only replenish liver glycogen.

    if chocolate is not made with sucrose, then I'm really confused because they almost always sweeten chocolate with sugar. unless they are really cheap, then they would use high fructose corn -syrup, which is even worse.

    i mean what else could you sweeten chocolate with? dextrose? maltodextrin? never heard of it.

  6. If I really have to break down and eat some chocolate on a refeed, I go with something low fat - 3 muskateers or peppermint pattie.

  7. too much fat, unless you get the 95%(or whatever %) cocoa chocloate. Leptin will rise from carbs regardless the the type. Type of carb refers more to gylcogen recompensation for your muscles. More importantly its about keeping the fat as minimal as possible.

  8. oh yea, lol, forgot about the fat!

  9. alright.. thanks brothers of AM.
    So chocolate is fructose + glucose... if it's low fat, it'll raise leptin (regardless of carb type)...


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