TPS 7: Treats, Cheats & Cravings

Sweet Potato Bownies, recipe on PaleOMG

Sweet Potato Brownies, recipe on PaleOMG

You’d be forgiven for thinking that being Paleo involved living on ‘almond flour pancakes’ and ‘raw macadamia, chia, honey, cacao and coconut cream pie’   …if Instagram is anything to go by!

It seems like our social media feeds are always filled with Paleo-ish, food porn pics of Paleo cookies, Paleo cakes and Paleo pancakes.

So is there a place for treats and “Paleo” baking in a Paleo lifestyle?
Or are we just replicating conventional junk food as the Hartwigs from Whole9 claim?

In this episode we openly share what we consider to be our “cheats” and “treats,” both inside and outside of the Paleo template.

We chat about:

  • What our triggers are
  • The kinds of foods we crave
  • The effect it has on us when we indulge and what we learn about ourselves when this happens
  • Our “no-go” foods
  • Paleo Meet-ups and why “going nuts” on nuts isn’t a good idea
  • The 3 kinds of cravings based on the work of Marc David: nutritional (supportive) cravings, emotional (dispersive) cravings & social or cultural (associative) cravings
  • The idea of contracting and expansive foods from Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they can drive food cravings
  • Our strategies for dealing with food cravings and the “I feel like…,” when they hit
  • The power of mindfulness and surfing the urge
  • Mindful eating, eating slowly and appreciating what you’re eating
  • The Power of Habit and the habit loop: trigger or cue, routine & reward
Crystal's infamous chocolate

Crystal’s infamous chocolate

Crystal's Taro Chippy's

Crystal’s Taro Chippy’s

Easter Egg Nest topped with Coconut Yoghurt, yoghurt recipe on Eat Sleep Move

Easter Egg Nest topped with Coconut Yoghurt, yoghurt recipe on Eat Sleep Move

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Ivy living it up

Ivy living it up

If the hotel hands out handmade Belgium chocolate, who am I to decline? - Ivy

If the hotel hands out handmade Belgium chocolate, who am I to decline? – Ivy

How to make a banana naughty

How to make a banana naughty

Gluten-free banana pizza at God's Kitchen, Mornington

Gluten-free banana pizza at God’s Kitchen, Mornington

Plantain Fritters, recipe on chriskresser.com

Plantain Fritters, recipe on chriskresser.com

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4 Responses to TPS 7: Treats, Cheats & Cravings

  1. Sarah August 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Thanks for the share ladies! Loving the podcasts. Keep up the great work. Xx

  2. Charby Ibrahim, The Ancestral Body August 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Another great episode guys! Rocking it. All that talk of dark chocolate and raspberries has given me a little idea 😉

  3. Crystal Fieldhouse August 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Thanks guys!
    Keep us posted on that idea Charby! …I’m intrigued 😉

  4. Celia August 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    I listened to this the other day in a nice empty house and was back and forth from the comp. to the freezer (coconut butter/oil and cranberry ‘chocolates’) the whole time. But as usual, my excuse for everything right now- I’m in my third trimester. The foetus made me do it. : )

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