So I love eating paleo; all of the health benefits, the lack of calorie counting, and the overall happier lifestyle. However, there are certain moments when I feel the desire to enjoy a fine cigar, a quality beer, and maybe indulge on something sweeter. What is everyone's (if any) favorite "cheat?" This question is for fun and general curiosity; I don't want it to turn into a "you ought to not" thread.
Beer. I'm drinking one right now.
I'm a mad keen homebrewer so it's not just the drinking that I enjoy, it's the brewing of the beer in the first place.
If only I could figure out a way to ferment fat and protein!!!
I still drink liquor on a fairly regular basis. I enjoy it and have no plans to cut it.
Sugar, in the form of chocolate torte, has been my latest vice. My husband and I just finished the one I made last week and I'm already trying to find an excuse to make another...mmmm...
i drink wine. never been much of a beer drinker. i have wine a few nights a week, and if i have more than one glass, i always end up having a cigarette, too. for food, i make a killer dark chocolate-chipotle gluten free cake with cinnamon whipped cream. im talking twice a year for that one, but worth it every time.
I grew up eating a lot of dairy, so when I cheat it is usally ice cream or a really good cheese. But, then I do pay for my cheat, I have found out by going paleo that I have quite a few food allergies, and dairy is one of them, so needless to say I don't cheat often.
I still drink hard liquor and smoke cigarettes when I go out on the weekends with my friends. I might suck down 10-12 drinks and a pack of luckys on a Saturday, but honestly I'm young, it's an essential part of my social life, I enjoy it, and if I'm 98% paleo the rest of the week I don't think it's so bad. Plus, being well nourished, I'm the only one of my friends that doesn't have a hangover the following day :)
Plain white rice. Growing up Asian, we had it with every meal. It has been the hardest thing for me to give up, and it has become a "comfort food" when the urge to emotionally eat comes on.