My guilty pleasure is a hot beverage made from a burnt bean--not paleo. I tried green tea as a replacement, but I just don't like it. I'm wondering if there any neolithic foods you guys haven't been able (or willing) to give up, or am I the only one?
Too much denial is a bad thing.
I've heard Messrs Ben and Jerry were established circa 1 million BC, so Grok may have had a spoon of ice cream from time to time. Good enough for him, good enough for me!
I still drink coffee and red wine.
Usually 2 cups coffee a day and a glass or two of wine. I switched from putting tons of sugar in my coffee to just a little bit of local honey.
I eat some green beans and peas, but I grew them myself. I follow the rule of "Can I eat this raw?"
I know I'm gonna catch some flak for this but once or twice in the summer I will have corn on the cob. Local grown, picked that day. Traditional family summer dinner on the porch of steak(grass fed of course), potato(err, yam), and corn on the cob. And as I don't eat processed corn at all, I'm not worried.
I could give up coffee but haven't.
The two things that I refuse to give up are:
Bourbon (which I mix with Diet Coke and Club Soda)
I tried like hell to lose the diet coke, but just could NOT get used to sipping my bourbon straight, or with water/club soda. I have to have that 'shot' of diet coke in there - then I can fill it the rest of the way up w/ club soda. Weird.
There's nothing I enjoy that I won't give up forever. I just don't eat it often. I figure if I'm paleo 95% of the time I'm good to go. I used to be way too restrictive, bordering on disordered eating, so I allow myself to indulge on occasion.
I have a mother who pretty much lives off of sweets and snacks (sadly. she refuses to change.), and she loves to bake, so every once in a while I'll have a cookie (luckily she cooks gluten free sweets).
and if a cute girl wants to go get ice cream with me, there's no way I'm turning that down ;)
I still occasionally have Raw Milk Cheeses and alcohol - usually in the form of wine or bourbon and very occasionally beer. The thing is, I treat these as cheats and refuse to cheat more than two meals a week. Usually I try to cap it at one. This way there is some semblance of control to the fact that I am not 100% Paleo.