I am new to paleo and paleo hacks

Answered on November 20, 2013
Created November 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Hello - my name is Michelle - I am new to paleo I am almost 50 yrs old; my main goals are improved health and then weight loss- my biggest challenges are I LOVE sweets - it was so hard to pass up choc chip cookies at work yesterday - but did it - I need paleo friendly ways to replace sweets and ease transition - thanks all!

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on November 20, 2013
at 05:36 PM

Its tough... I suggest fatty comfort foods with naturally sweet ingredients, and consider small amouts stevia to wean yourself off sugar. For example, banana pecan waffles (eggs, banana, butter, pecans, mashed up in food processor then cooked in waffle machine). I've read stevia may have negative hormonal effects in long term use so maybe limit your consumption. I found that cutting off sugar was almost like ending an addiction... really hard for a couple of months but if you fight through it, you'll find that the cravings really go down after a while.


on November 20, 2013
at 04:12 PM

There's a thread that already lists a lot of helpful blogs and recipe sites: http://paleohacks.com/questions/28206/best-paleo-recipe-websiteblog.html#axzz2lCcJpChm

The best advice I can give regarding getting over sweets is to focus more on real food and cut sweets out of your diet for some time (21-30 days, or more). If you're substituting spoonfuls of almond butter in place of a chocolate chip cookie, you're not going to make as much progress as if you eliminate sweets and allow your palate to adjust to different flavors.

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