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Any non-paleo foods you won't give up?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 06, 2010 at 3:07 PM

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?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Definitely not giving up coffee. Just try not to use it as a crutch. If you're having 12 shots of espresso a day... time to cut back.

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on November 28, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I got this on order to try soon as a coffee substitute: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/tea_bev/tea_bev.php#ht_t_hc

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

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on January 22, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Want to give up diet soda forever, watch Sweet Misery!!!!!

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

(494)

on January 22, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Watch Sweet Misery!

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

(494)

on January 22, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Watch Sweet Misery! Diet coke is killing you. If your going to drink coke drink the real thing or go for an organic one sweetened with stevia.

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on February 05, 2011
at 04:56 AM

i eat guac with kale, the stiffer ends of romaine, and terra chips exotic veg chips

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on July 04, 2010
at 02:14 PM

"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." Amen! With the exception of things that actually do me in (like gluten grains) of course.

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on July 04, 2010
at 02:10 PM

I love my coffee... and I am primarily a decaf drinker, with the first of the day being half-caf, half-decaf. Love the taste. Not everyone is a caffeine junkie!

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(270)

on May 28, 2010
at 04:06 AM

I've been eyeing the recipe for meatza for a little while now. Found some low-carb pizza sauce, and it might just be on the menu soon.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on May 24, 2010
at 07:46 PM

Make a meatza at home, my favorite pizza cheat, meat crust

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on May 24, 2010
at 07:44 PM

Try Meatza! Itza mazing

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on May 22, 2010
at 01:11 PM

HAHA! I know the feeling...hurts so good...

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on May 08, 2010
at 12:05 AM

where I'm at chicharones are usually fried in the pigs own fat. Hard to argue with that.

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(285)

on May 08, 2010
at 12:03 AM

Amen to to those.

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on May 07, 2010
at 08:04 PM

How about Kale chips

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on May 07, 2010
at 03:37 PM

chiccarones, AKA cracklins, AKA pork rinds.

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on May 07, 2010
at 04:09 AM

Switch to decaf for 3 months. I suspect that it's 99% likely that you are addicted to caffeine and coffee serves as the vehicle of choice. See how life is drug free for a while.

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on May 07, 2010
at 12:50 AM

cheese or an egg/cheese mix, cracker size, bake in oven for a short while. comes out crispy. may add salt and any desired spices.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 06, 2010
at 09:57 PM

Nothing beats a fresh picked/cooked cob of corn does it! I have the odd cob now and then too.

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on May 06, 2010
at 09:54 PM

Might not be super good for you, but bake some thin pepperoni slices until they are crispy (lots of fat will drain out). When they cool off the eating experience resembles potato chips.

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on May 06, 2010
at 08:28 PM

There certainly seems to be a caffeinated theme running through the answers :)

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on May 06, 2010
at 05:19 PM

Some really hardy, fresh Romain Lettuce is close enough for me. That's also what I use for taco shells.

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on May 06, 2010
at 05:15 PM

BTW, I went searching on Google for "paleo coffee," just to see if there was any way around the Paleo vs. Coffee debate. (There isn't.) Found this link and thought some of you might enjoy it: http://jessicasharratt.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-paleo-coffee-lovers.html

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at 04:31 PM

I've tried baby carrots with guacamole, but it's just not the same.

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71e732506be8f4c11426f35278417db9

(110)

on May 08, 2010
at 01:28 AM

  1. Coffee. How can anyone stop drinking coffee?
  2. Ice Cream (although not too much).
  3. Butter, cheese and yoghurt.
  4. Bushmills.
  5. French fries once in a while.
  6. Even pasta once in while.

Too much denial is a bad thing.

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(2614)

on May 06, 2010
at 04:38 PM

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!

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

(1967)

on May 06, 2010
at 06:15 PM

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.

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on May 06, 2010
at 09:57 PM

Nothing beats a fresh picked/cooked cob of corn does it! I have the odd cob now and then too.

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on May 06, 2010
at 04:17 PM

I'm not giving up:

  • Coffee
  • Heavy Cream
  • Quality Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Whiskey
  • Modern Apples
  • Modern Bananas
  • Farmed Livestock

0fd24d837dbad54740f53cc5f72068a0

(285)

on May 08, 2010
at 12:03 AM

Amen to to those.

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on May 09, 2010
at 01:49 AM

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 ;)

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on July 04, 2010
at 02:14 PM

"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." Amen! With the exception of things that actually do me in (like gluten grains) of course.

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on May 06, 2010
at 04:47 PM

I could give up coffee but haven't.

The two things that I refuse to give up are:

  • Butter, and

  • 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.

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

(494)

on January 22, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Watch Sweet Misery! Diet coke is killing you. If your going to drink coke drink the real thing or go for an organic one sweetened with stevia.

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B4aa2df25a6bf17d22556667ff896170

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on May 06, 2010
at 04:29 PM

chips.. i love tortilla chips and guac or salsa... what are some paleo substitutes for chips?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2010
at 09:54 PM

Might not be super good for you, but bake some thin pepperoni slices until they are crispy (lots of fat will drain out). When they cool off the eating experience resembles potato chips.

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on May 07, 2010
at 03:37 PM

chiccarones, AKA cracklins, AKA pork rinds.

0fd24d837dbad54740f53cc5f72068a0

(285)

on May 08, 2010
at 12:05 AM

where I'm at chicharones are usually fried in the pigs own fat. Hard to argue with that.

23e12b6f370a326165c219ea46b06a18

(50)

on May 07, 2010
at 08:04 PM

How about Kale chips

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

(1676)

on May 06, 2010
at 04:31 PM

I've tried baby carrots with guacamole, but it's just not the same.

6869a1f2294b3a717a53645589a91d18

(1689)

on May 07, 2010
at 12:50 AM

cheese or an egg/cheese mix, cracker size, bake in oven for a short while. comes out crispy. may add salt and any desired spices.

42321851a87415b340d215f629e574dc

(668)

on May 06, 2010
at 05:19 PM

Some really hardy, fresh Romain Lettuce is close enough for me. That's also what I use for taco shells.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 05, 2011
at 04:56 AM

i eat guac with kale, the stiffer ends of romaine, and terra chips exotic veg chips

1
Af2a0d26e9be0a16d19e1b02f4a693ab

(25)

on May 25, 2010
at 05:46 PM

  • Coffee.. Went from cream to black.. actually enjoy it more black!
  • Booze.. Don't drink often, but not cutting it out completely
  • Beer.. Same as booze. Beer is good. Nothing tastes as good after a day out in the hot sun
  • In-frequent cheat meals (once or twice a month).. typically really good ethnic food like Indian or Mexican or Thai.

As others have said, if I am 90%-95% eating right, I can afford the occasional sampling of all the awesome food that exists in our world that does not fit the paleo mold.

1
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(1356)

on May 07, 2010
at 11:36 PM

I'm Primal, not strict Paleo, but I still indulge in a few non-Primal foods once in a while; pizza and ice cream are the biggies. I can't fathom a life without them, albeit rarely.

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(22913)

on May 24, 2010
at 07:44 PM

Try Meatza! Itza mazing

1
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on May 06, 2010
at 05:33 PM

Coffee and beer are the main two that come to mind, although I am trying to wean myself off both.

1
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on May 06, 2010
at 05:22 PM

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.

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on May 06, 2010
at 03:24 PM

Coffee.

Other than that, I'm pretty die-hard with the Modified Paleo routine.

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(2517)

on May 06, 2010
at 05:15 PM

BTW, I went searching on Google for "paleo coffee," just to see if there was any way around the Paleo vs. Coffee debate. (There isn't.) Found this link and thought some of you might enjoy it: http://jessicasharratt.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-paleo-coffee-lovers.html

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on May 24, 2010
at 06:21 PM

Wine, whiskey and green tea are a few of the big ones. I'm trying to wean myself from diet soda which is tough. I'll still indulge in gluten-free crackers from time to time if I'm eating a pate or bone marrow.

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

(494)

on January 22, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Want to give up diet soda forever, watch Sweet Misery!!!!!

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(64)

on May 22, 2010
at 08:16 AM

Coffee originated in the exact same place that mankind did.... highlands of eastern Africa.

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(129)

on May 22, 2010
at 02:21 AM

Grok can have my bourbon, rum, brandy, and, unfortunately, stout when he pries them from my cold, dead, insulin-ridden fingers.

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on May 22, 2010
at 01:11 PM

HAHA! I know the feeling...hurts so good...

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on May 22, 2010
at 01:14 AM

Coffee Kefir Heavy Cream 85% and Up Dark Chocolate Raw cheese on my Meatza!!

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on May 11, 2010
at 03:00 AM

Tea is my most important non-paleo thing. I gave up my hfc Coke and replaced it with hot tea or iced tea by the gallon. I've never been a coffee drinker, but don't get between me and my teapot!

The rest of the list is similar to the above lists: chocolate, cream, cheese, butter, rarely some wine or beer, low carb ice cream or fudge bars a couple times a month. There's some decent low-carb bread that I toast sometimes, but it has soy, which I try to avoid otherwise.

I've been debating lately with my guy about whether to go to our old favorite pizza place for one of their faboo pizzas, and peeling the toppings off the crust. It seems so wasteful, but it sounds so good...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on May 24, 2010
at 07:46 PM

Make a meatza at home, my favorite pizza cheat, meat crust

B00fb3a3a8f29b381a0c3b606bcc4765

(270)

on May 28, 2010
at 04:06 AM

I've been eyeing the recipe for meatza for a little while now. Found some low-carb pizza sauce, and it might just be on the menu soon.

0
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on May 10, 2010
at 06:35 PM

Dairy (especially cheese), chocolate, coffee, beeeeerrrrr

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on May 10, 2010
at 03:03 PM

beer/liquor/wine(beer free for two weeks but never for good) chocolate occasional ice cream high and not so high quality cheese i had fried(breaded) chicken and fries on sat night and still feel crappy from it realy good pizza 3-4 times a year.

0
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on May 09, 2010
at 03:31 AM

I won't lie... I do chew sugar-free gum and drink sugar-free energy drinks, I just cannot help myself... but everything else is OFF the table!

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on May 07, 2010
at 07:28 PM

Beer. I'm willing to cut waaaay back and I've abstained for the last month to prove I can (I used to be a steady good, handcrafted beer per day, perhaps two on the weekends). But in the long run, I'll never really give up beer. Having a beer has always been one of life's great pleasures for me. My friends all gather at a local brewery fairly often. My husband will definitely never give up beer. I'm willing to go to great lengths for my health, but I'm no ascetic! I would like to take up brewing the stuff so I can experiment with gluten-free varieties.

0
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(130)

on May 07, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Still weaning myself off Diet Coke (don't feel so bad, coffee drinkers!).

Not quite ready to give up cheese, cream, booze or dark chocolate, although I have limited my intake.

8487a2f7fb8be0a568275667af0794c8

(494)

on January 22, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Watch Sweet Misery!

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on May 06, 2010
at 11:27 PM

Beer. Coffee. Milk. Whiskey

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on May 06, 2010
at 08:05 PM

Cheese cheese and more cheese. It's the bane of my existence. I only buy the mid to higher priced artisan stuff, though. I'm going through two pounds a week (damn you Costco). I'm working(struggling) to wean myself off of it, or at least limit myself to it once a week.

Once or twice a month I drink liquor, beer, and/or wine.

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(0)

on May 06, 2010
at 07:53 PM

What about Chicory, is that Paleo?

I'm not giving up, but I do limit... Dark Chocolate Wine Heavy Cream Raw Cheese Coffee

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on May 06, 2010
at 07:46 PM

Won't give up

  • Coffee every day (black or with heavy cream)
  • good ale in the summer
  • monthly indulgence in rosemary bread
  • annual indulgence in panettone

There is probably more, but I'm blocking out my non-compliance. :-)

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on May 06, 2010
at 05:47 PM

I have adapted substitutes for most neo agents (We make our own salsa, e.g.) But coffee, tequila, peperoni and ketchup. I don't indulge in anything very often-except coffee-since my cravings have all but disappeared.

Ed

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on May 06, 2010
at 05:03 PM

I gave up coffee, that was tough - I was easily drinking 4+ cups a day.

I will not give up wine, scotch, vodka, or rum.

0
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on May 06, 2010
at 04:36 PM

Won't give up and have no health issues with:

  • Black Coffee
  • Raw Milk
  • Raw Cheese
  • Kefir
  • Cazadores Tequila

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on May 06, 2010
at 03:53 PM

I'm also a coffee drinker, but I'll have to add green beans to my sin list since they are so good fresh from the garden.

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