What desserts am I allowed to have?

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    Dec 08, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    I decided to try and change what I eat but I tend to like something sweet from time to time like now. Whats something I can have that wont kill all my porgress? What do you guys snack on? I'm doing something similar to a paleo diet.
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    Jan 24, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    I just threw this together tonight (no recipe).

    Cut up an apple and put it in a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid. Added a bit of unsweetened almond milk and some vanilla. Baked it at 450 degrees for half an hour. While it was cooking, I melted some 70% cacao chocolate on the stove. I also added a touch of almond milk and a dash of raw Stevia. Once the apples were done, I put them on a plate and spooned the thick hot chocolate sauce over them and sprinkled some chopped almonds on top. I gotta tell ya....this shit was GOOD.
  • Medjai

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    Jan 24, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Oh god, not another Paleo victim...

    What do you like eating?
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    Medjai saidOh god, not another Paleo victim...


    I find it curious how you manage to click on every "Paleo" thread you can find and ridicule everyone there. Why all the bitterness? Were you once rejected by a caveman or something? icon_rolleyes.gif

    The OP is trying to improve himself and he gets nothing but ridicule from you. I am not absolutely convinced this is the eating plan I'll stick with for the rest of my life, but after doing a RJ search for "Paleo" and looking at the physiques of all the guys who are on this eating plan, it was enough for me to want to try it and see how it works for me. Is this something I should have had you approve first?
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jan 24, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI just threw this together tonight (no recipe).

    Cut up an apple and put it in a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid. Added a bit of unsweetened almond milk and some vanilla. Baked it at 450 degrees for half an hour. While it was cooking, I melted some 70% cacao chocolate on the stove. I also added a touch of almond milk and a dash of raw Stevia. Once the apples were done, I put them on a plate and spooned the thick hot chocolate sauce over them and sprinkled some chopped almonds on top. I gotta tell ya....this shit was GOOD.
    it sounds delicious. well my sweet treat is frozen bag of mix berries. i add a cup of that with cinnamon, nutmeg, some ginger, honey for sweetness and some green tea or almond milk. its a really nice frozen desert. well at least for me
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    What desserts am I allowed to have?

    None - you've been a very, very bad boi. icon_twisted.gif
  • LJay

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    Jan 24, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    From the Paleo diet I know nothing, but I can tell you that fruits with fiber are helpful, so are nuts. Apples, pears, even oranges have some fiber and help to take care of the sweet tooth. So do dried fruits. The trick is not to have too much. That's where a small handful of nuts comes in and helps to fill in the spaces.

    Another little trick: After you eat these things, try to wait at least 15 minutes before eating anything else.
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    Baby food makes a great sweet snack too. I buy the organic kind. There is nothing added but ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). The tiny jars travel very well. I keep a couple of jars and a spoon in my car. If I feel the urge to eat a candy bar or cookie, I just whip one out and it kills my craving for sugar immediately. The obvious question is "why not just eat a piece of fruit?" The fact that the fruit has been pureed causes it to be released a little quicker in your bloodstream, which I feel mimics the rush you would get from refined sugar. I know it's not hitting me nearly as hard because I feel energized after eating the baby food, but lethargic after eating a candy bar. The other thing I like about baby food is that the portion is so tiny, I'm not tempted to eat a ton of it.
  • Medjai

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    Jan 24, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Medjai saidOh god, not another Paleo victim...


    I find it curious how you manage to click on every "Paleo" thread you can find and ridicule everyone there. Why all the bitterness? Were you once rejected by a caveman or something? icon_rolleyes.gif

    The OP is trying to improve himself and he gets nothing but ridicule from you. I am not absolutely convinced this is the eating plan I'll stick with for the rest of my life, but after doing a RJ search for "Paleo" and looking at the physiques of all the guys who are on this eating plan, it was enough for me to want to try it and see how it works for me. Is this something I should have had you approve first?


    I don't. I click on food ones, because I'm both a chef, and in a nutrition program. It interests me. Paleo just seems to be the fad of the day.

    Bear in mind, looking healthy and being heathy are two very different things. I can't support a diet program with the lack of conclusive long term research. Ketogenics in the long term are still relatively unknown. I can't say it's definitively bad, but I can say that we simply don't have the information to support it. That's why I discourage it, more than anything.

    However, in regards to the OP, feel free to fire me an email with your likes and restrictions and such. I'll come up with a few healthy ideas for you.
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    Jan 24, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    Well, I didn't know this was one of those food superstition threads. It just looks like a "dessert" thread.

    I usually fill up a small plate with a selection of raw almonds, sliced apples, dried blueberries, and small pieces of dark chocolate. And a half a glass of red wine in the $12 range.
  • Tombo

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    I usually have some form of fruit, today I had a berry selection (one of my personal faves)

    If you get broed of the taste then squeeze some lemon/lime juice over and it provides a different taste.

    There was also a recipe on here somewhere about a baked banana treat that tastes like cookies.

    Dried apricots are also fab for snacking on
  • NorthChinaLi

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    NO Desserts. already too much
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    Paleo mug cake, seriously