The Real Faux Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie

October 22, 2013

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Ah, desserts. Where would live be without them? So sinful. So naughty. So… delicious.

We are all victim to dessert at times, the rich, gooey chocolate (if you so please) that taunts you and calls your name in whispers.

Until I started my Competition training, I had no idea that I could, but shouldn’t, eat my beloved “healthy” desserts every day. Sugar-addict I was. Sugar-addict I didn’t KNOW I was.

One valuable piece of information I’ve learned, if nothing else from this journey, is that even those healthy little baked Paleo-goods will hinder your progress- if body composition is your goal or focus.

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WARNING: Ranting Below….

I’ve advocated eating in moderation and making sure you give your body what it wants. And all of this is true, but what I didn’t realize (or admit to myself) was my body might want, but certainly doesn’t need sugar.

Of course, I have known this all along and tried time after time to give up the dark stuff (chocolate chips, you make me love to hate you!), always falling back into the “just a handful…” mentality.

But once I was 100% held accountable (Coach Ray would NOT be happy if I added that to my daily food journal), I was released from the cravings. I can’t tell you how GREAT it feels not to be victim to those chocolate chips, whom by the way, have stopped calling me… because I stopped answering.

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Rant aside, I’m not eating sugar for a while… berries, yams, winter squash are my sources now, but that’s not to say I don’t still love and miss baking. It’s calming and the end result is fun and delicious! And some ARE healthy for you… just not all the time.

Don’t let me scare you into not eating sugar, but be aware of how much you’re eating, when you’re eating it, why you might crave it and the simple fact that you ARE craving it. Signs you might want to stop for a while and see if you notice a difference. 

I’ll be posting soon on how I’m feeling without the sugar and the huge difference I’ve seen mentally and physically.

For now, ENJOY THESE BAKED BABIES… because I can’t. 🙂

NOTE: These, even though they are a dessert, are LOW in sugar, high in protein, and all around GOOOOOOOOD.

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DISCLAIMER:

Nope, this is not 100% Paleo. Nope, I’m not eating this for my Bikini Competition prep. And nope, it’s not an everyday treat (how did I never know this?!) if you want to lose weight. BUT, they ARE delicious and MUCH better for you than regular, gluten-fill, sugary cookies. So enjoy one, two, even three and thank yourself for taking the time to care what you’re putting in your body. 🙂

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Donna October 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Lori…these look positively relish…and not “evil” at all in the Paleo Treat department!
Question…I notice you have yet ANOTHER tempting Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie lovely thing…..any thoughts as to which riff I should try first?…Do you have a preference for one version over the other?…Is one “healthier” and is one more “family-pleasing”?..Thank you for this one at any rate!…Looks wonderful!

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Alisa October 23, 2013 at 8:25 AM

You are so insanely disciplined! I can’t wait to hear more about the training. I’ll be eating cookies while I wait 🙂

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christina October 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

i love making cookies w/ coconut oil. never tried the flour. looks delicious!

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