New to Paleo - about 2 months. Switched because it was pretty close to how I already ate and exercised, I just cut out dairy and the few whole grains I ate before. I have a monster sweet tooth. As promised, eating Paleo for a while has drastically cut down on the cravings. My question is regarding "cheating" on the Paleo diet. I found a few Paleo treats, but I'm wondering if their frequent consumption (3 x week) is sabotaging any advantages I'm getting. These are the two (delicious!) recipes I'm concerned about.
Almond Joy Fudge: (via greensmoothiegirl.com) Coconut Oil, Almonds, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Coconut Flakes, Coconut Nectar (amounting to about half a teaspoon per serving)
Chocolate Pudding: (via everydaypaleo.com) Coconut Milk, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Coconut Nectar - same amount as above, just enough to bring out the sweetness of the coconut milk and chocolate
YUM. But I know sugar is sugar. The only other carbs I get are from veggies and a maximum of two servings of fruit per day. I even switched to black coffee (which has always been my dietary hold-out) Is 90%+ Paleo enough to see results? Or am I doing myself a disservice? I'm satisfied with my muscle mass, but I'd like to lose some weight.
I'm 5'3", 130, very active. A typical day of food (sans treats) looks like this:
Meal #1 11AM: 2 eggs with veggies and a green smoothie (sh*t ton of raw greens, 2 servings of fruit, some fat)
Meal #2 (post-workout 6PM): Usually some grilled meat and a heap of whatever veggies are on sale. Usually accompanied by fat in the form of sauce or dressing.
I really appreciate any comments/advice you might have!