There are a few reasons why it’s not allowed.
1. it’s a bean, high in carbs and sugar
2. the caffeine in coco can affect your adrenal glands adversely
3. the low ph and high sugar in coco beans is perfect for yeast, one test showed that dried coco had 24 strands of yeast living on it.
“Research by Hansen and Welty shows that yeasts multiply very rapidly during fermentation and are able to survive drying and storage. One can find up to 107 yeast/gram in stored beans. After fermentation the cocoa beans are dried.”
I have been on the diet for about 3 weeks now and all the crap about eliminating sugar and the cravings will go away in a few days to a week is just that, crap. I have been feeling extremely depressed and since I hav eno energy to even shower myself most days I dont get serotonin from exercise, I dont get it from my food, or any other source.
Spinach, Kale and broccoli are all great sources of tryptophan and vitamin B6, both strong serotonin precursors.
Depression can be a die off symptom.
You’ve been on the strict diet 3 weeks and are still having strong sugar cravings? I would think maybe something wrong, or possibly the sugar cravings are from the die off?