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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