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Monday, November 12, 2012


What is your favorite Paleo or non-primal splurge?

You can call me on it; I cheated! I LOVE that I don't feel guilty though, I'm still smiling.

On the Paleo Diet, a "cheat" opportunity is given. Once a week, if I'm not mistaken, you can cheat on one thing, one meal, or one whole day! I'm remembering this from the Paleo Diet Solution I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) Your level of indulgence depends on what you can handle.

Some level of giving in just feels right to me, so I'm not too anal, too strict and then freak out and smash a full pack of little debbies in my pie hole as the crumbs and filling drip from my teeth like a mad woman on a full moon night.

This morning, for instance, my indulgence was worth it. One: it was economical. There was leftover homemade gluten-free oatmeal (Bob's Red Mill brand). These were already once leftovers, so the rest would get chucked if I didn't eat it. I figured, it's a natural g.f. food, so I'll just sprinkle some raisins and walnuts on top with a bit of real maple syrup and call it a splurge. It was tasty, filling, and the fiber will do my colon good. The meal stuck pretty close to Paleo, but not totally.

On the other hand, sometimes giving in DOES NOT pay off. This past weekend my dear little niece turned 2 and at her party I enjoyed chocolate cake and icing with m&m's and kitkat on top. *I know, I know, so disgustingly sweet I wanna barf right now). Since Saturday, my gut and bowels have been screaming at me "why!? why did you do this to me?!"

Wisdom from this experience tells me at the next party, stick to the fruit salad and pack some dark chocolate for backup.
Lesson learned: my gut still hates wheat & too much sugar although my taste buds beg to differ on that one.

Other non-Paleo splurges I enjoy: juice diluted with water, cheese, Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter, 3 ounces of blueberry kefir or a container of organic vanilla yogurt.

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MELANIE_LEANN 11/16/2012 2:49PM

    What's this Paleo stuff? I've seen it on my twitter but I have no idea what it is.

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GYMGIRL79 11/12/2012 2:03PM

    I'm with you. We'll call today my "cheat" day too. My daughter had her very first classmate birthday party (no school today because of vetran's day). I'm still getting to know the other moms at the school and just didn't feel like making a big deal about my diet right away so I had a little mac and cheese, a cracker, and a piece of cake. Not big portions at least, but it was worth it to just "be normal" in a way. Enjoy the kids and the company of the other moms.
In the past I've had to give explanation for why I'm not eating this or that to friends and co workers, and usually I don' mind it, but today I just didn't feel like it.

I'm chosing to not feel guilty as well. :) Im home now, drinking water and back to business. I know my body will thank me for getting back on track.

My favorite splurges however are pizza and chocolate chip cookies!

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