But her homemade ravioli weren't worth the cheat.
The problem with wheat-based foods for me is that whatever satisfaction the flavor delivers is completely undermined by insatiable cravings for more afterward.
Potato chips? Sure, I can eat one and I'm done. Chocolate? A bite and I'm set. Raisin bran? One taste and it takes Olympian willpower to avoid eating half the goddamn box.
Granted, it could very well be a purely psychological phenomenon; forbidden fruit always seems the sweetest.
A wonderful friend brought a plate of baked treats. She's so nice but we didn't want them so I passed them on to people who did. I didn't say anything because she loves to bake but she's known for months that I eat ancestrally and my grandson wants to stay very lean for cross-country next year.
I think people have trouble grasping the concept that we might actually reject such foods as not wanted--they think we have tremendous willpower. :-))
I'm not going to regret a moment of oysterstuffing, gingerbread, and rum and egg nog. Tomorrow is a new day back to normal again but these Christmas family treats see to delicious to pass on. Merry Christmas and enjoy it!
I ate completely Paleo, very proud of myself :P . I even made paleo treats for friends, but didn't eat them. The only thing I tried was one tiny bite of non-paleo pumpkin pie and it was way too sweet. Think my tastebuds have changed a lot in the last few months!
I got my sister to slowly transition to eating "paleo" months ago so I had someone else to help me make yummy goodies. I though my grandmothers peanut butter 'buckeyes' were great when i was little but cashew butter and dark chocolate was pretty freaking sweet!
I ate so many M&Ms, peanut butter filled pretzels, Ferrero Rochers, almond Hershey's kisses, cookies, gluten-packed rolls etc. etc. I felt so terrible later that night and into today, but it was all worth it. For me, not being an ascetic for a few days a year is probably a lot better for my overall well-being.
Is this a Christmas cheat thread? Well, I didn't cheat with any wheat or dairy (makes me sick and it's not worth it), but I had ten dollars worth of stone-ground mexican yerba mate chocolate in one sitting. I thought it had a high percentage of cacao solids (aka yummy saturated fat fuel) due to its lack-o-lactose, but it turns out 50% of it (it being two 3 ounce bars) was organic cane sugar. I have not stopped bouncing off of the walls yet.
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