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Too much paleo dessert?

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Created December 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Assuming weight gain isn't an issue and all nutritional needs are being met, is there such a thing as too much paleo desserts?

EDIT: By Dessert, I mean baked goods usually made with coconut flour, and somtimes almond flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot starch. Natural sweeteners include raw honey or pure maple syrup.

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on December 24, 2012
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For me the same rules apply for paleo baked goods as for flour based desserts, they are treats, not staples. Some people have a higher tolerance for that kind of stuff, but it still certainly shouldn't be daily thing if you are trying to be as healthy as possible.

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:29 PM

Baked goods (using coconut flour/almond flour/arrowroot flour/raw honey/maple syrup, etc).

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:28 PM

I guess there may not be an "issue" with it at all...it's a question that my husband has asked because we are 100% paleo and only recently have added in baked "paleo" desserts to our diet. I consider this an occassional treat while he is wondering if he can indulge on a daily basis and still consider his diet clean and healthy.

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on December 24, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Paleo desert can be very broad, what specifically are you eating? And assuming weight gain isn't an issue what is an issue?

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on December 25, 2012
at 10:49 PM

Yes, there is such a thing as "too much" Paleo dessert.

Maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar -- it's all still sugar. Better than agave and HFCS? Sure. But they're still taxing on blood glucose, as are the gluten-free grain flours. If you're very fit and very active (read: have lot of muscle mass), you might be able to "get away with" more sugar and grain flours in the short term. Nobody blows out their pancreas or becomes obese overnight. (Remember -- weight gain might not be an issue...for now.)

Not trying to be overly dramatic -- just saying that even if Paleo treats are better than the conventional stuff, that's not a license to eat them often and/or in large quantities. (It's all relative, though. Depends on how much sweetener is used, whether it's grain flour or nuts, etc.)

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on December 24, 2012
at 11:37 PM

the short answer; yes. most faux flours are high in Omega 6 and sweeteners are all equal in my estimation.

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:34 PM

I'm with you. Occasional treat on the faux-flour baked goods. I certainly wouldn't eat them everyday.

I do eat Primal desserts several times a week, though. My desserts are usually cream and/or fruit based.

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:11 PM

what kind of dessert do you mean? i sometimes have some apple cider or kombucha after my dinner or watermelon/medjool dates. i consider this my dessert.

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:29 PM

Baked goods (using coconut flour/almond flour/arrowroot flour/raw honey/maple syrup, etc).

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