I have been paleo for about 4 weeks , 3 of which were dairy free. Recently , I started adding a few mls of milk to my coffee and tea..maybe a total of a 100 ml per day ? .it started off as a cheat then became a habit. Before that , I had lost about 1 kg per week but now i seem to be gaining back some of it. Is milk the cause of this ? I'm not sure if I'm lactose intolerant but i do get this heavy , bloated feeling on the days I consume milky tea. I'm going to go back to using coconut milk as a creamer but I'm new to paleo and inspite of reading about it online all the time , I tend to get sidetracked by some blog or another that seems to be justifying whatever exception or cheat I want to allow myself. Guidance please.
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on April 11, 2014
at 05:41 AM
Ditch the milk, use heavy cream if you must.
on April 10, 2014
at 06:00 PM
Yeah, if you want justification for your "cheats", you'll find plenty of sites and gurus for that matter (example: Ray Peat's wonderful world of sugar, juice, milk and ice cream) so my suggestion is that you be true to yourself and ask yourself if you really want to be healthy and eat Paleo, or if you just want the "placebo" effect of thinking that you eat Paleo even when you don't.
Not that there's anything wrong in principle with eating the things you like, but be intellectually honest with yourself and don't do the Paleo thing if you're not willing to actually follow through with it; it's just going to create a lot of cognitive dissonance in your mind and lead to contradictory situations, which might ultimately frustrate you.
In the end you'll end up eating pretty much the same way you ate before (maybe with the exception of replacing SAD ingredients like sugar with Paleo-friendly ones like honey, which are basically the same thing except in a Paleo-politically-correct package), but you'll feel justified because the so-called "experts" say it's fine. And in the end you'll ironically blame Paleo for failing to make you fit or healthy, when in reality it was your own failure to adhere.
Ultimate it's about discipline, no matter which route you take.