One thing you should try to do while eating Primaly is to slow down and enjoy the foods you are eating. Everything you eat or drink should serve a purpose. Try to avoid “mindless munching” in the pantry with high carbohydrate snack foods. I am not going to lie, I still have my sweet tooth cravings that need to be satisfied on occasion!
I am lucky that my wife enjoys baking. She has been awesome with trying new recipes that fit our Primal lifestyle. This recipe for the Perfect Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies are hands down one of my favorites she’s made to date. You can find all kinds of Paleo cookie recipes that are as good, but of the ones we’ve tried, this one is pretty delicious!!
Just because these are Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, etc., doesn’t mean you can eat the whole batch. As I mentioned before, you want to slow down and savor what you are eating. Focus on the quality of the ingredients and how they taste, not the quantity of how many you can eat in one sitting!
During the week I try to stick with a 16:8 fasting to eating time ratio. It works out that I will eat between 12-7pm each day. When we are lucky enough to have these cookies in the house, I will treat myself to one (1) after my lunch and then one (1) around 9pm as my “bedtime snack”. Just because they are better than regular cookies, doesn’t mean you can eat them all. As you become more and more fat adapted and not carb burning, you will see that having just one will satisfy your sweet tooth!