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  • I love Primal but does anyone have a sweet tooth fix??????????

    i have read chocolate every once in a while is ok but just wanted to see if anyone had another sweet tooth fix.

  • #2
    I don't know how long you've been primal, but if you're just starting out...In my transition period, I've been taking bites or sips of whatever it was I was craving. I found that a bite or two, or a sip of soda killed the craving and now it's gotten to the point where I'm barely craving anything and when I do indulge, like the two sips of my fiance's coke that I had the other day, it was awful...way too sweet and syrupy. I actually had to rinse my mouth out.

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    • #3
      Berries and heavy cream has become my go-to dessert. Very yummy, especially strawberries.
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      • #4
        a little fruit. find Batty's Blueberry Coconut balls.

        I find now that I've ditched the sugar, even plain cream tastes quite sweet. For dessert sometimes I'll microwave half a pear and have that dusted with cinnamon and cream.

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        • #5
          If I can find a low carb cheesecake then I am in heaven! Otherwise, berries with heavy cream and nuts topped with a few pieces of dark chocolate works well.

          Banana Nut Butter cake has been perfect topped with whip cream or heated with butter.

          Cashew lara bar but it has 22g sugar from the dates so I have to be careful not to make that a habit.

          Smoothies with milk, coconut milk, berries and a tiny bit of maple syrup comes out just sweet enough.

          Green Goddess Pudding works well

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          • #6
            I have a sweet tooth but it really does subside and your tastes change after staying off the sugar for a while. 70% or darker chocolate or a cup of berries is plenty sweet for me now, and carrots and beets start to taste really sweet as well. I refuse to believe that a couple of squares of organic 70% chocolate is going to be the principal cause of anyone's undoing, when your neighbor is probably inhaling a pint of Ben & Jerry's right now.
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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            • #7
              Dates, split open, stuffed with nut butter of your choice and dipped in coconut flakes. Just a few of these always cures my sweet cravings.

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              • #8
                I don't get it... she wants a cure for sweet tooth yet you guys recommend sweets.

                I'd say just go a week with very little carbs and no fruits at all. You'll crave only fats after that.
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                • #9
                  Frozen apple is good. its cold, reminds me of ice cream.

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                  • #10
                    I don't know as the OP wants a cure. It sounds like they just want some ideas for things that are primal and sweet? Not everyone here is watching carbs so much, atleast that's the way I read it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rphlslv View Post
                      I don't get it... she wants a cure for sweet tooth yet you guys recommend sweets.

                      I'd say just go a week with very little carbs and no fruits at all. You'll crave only fats after that.
                      I think everyone "quits" things differently. Some people are really successful with going cold turkey, others do much better slowly cutting intake and making substitutions. Eventually we all get to about the same place, eating FAR fewer unhealthy foods and more healthy ones. Quitting cold turkey is probably a good thing to try first, but if you're wired to back off things slowly than suggestions for healthy, Primal foods that curb cravings are very helpful.

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                      • #12
                        yeah a 'fix' means something to satisfy, by my understanding. Primal Blueprint ≠ zero carb.

                        Those stuffed dates sound fantabulous. 18g carbs each though so....

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                        • #13
                          Then I guess I misunderstood the OP. I thought she was having a problem with sweet cravings which she wanted to get rid of. If so, then cold turkey is the way to go.
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                          • #14
                            I'll agree that cold turkey isn't always effective-- for me, I can go a week, but that's when it starts getting worse... A week definitely isn't enough, and if I don't find something legitimately healthy (primal) and yet decently sweet at the same time, it's worse... so perhaps cold turkey/one week work for you, but it's not across the board.

                            The way I figure, every once in a while (couple times a week) I'll have something sweeter than berries, some of those times more primal, some all primal, some not-so-primal, some not primal at all, but it's better than it was before, it's a transitionary period and it's better that than giving up the whole thing cuz you've made too many extreme changes all at once and provided no leeway..

                            I like all of the snack-y suggestions, will add one tho-- I mix homemade nut butter (= nuts chopped up well in a food processor and then put into a blender with some coconut oil... the recipe I read and loosely follow, which may be from this site, is a tablespoon of coconut oil per cup of nuts) with dark chocolate (I generally try and stick to above 70%, but the store sells only 62% in chocolate chips so I'll add some 100% cocoa powder in) and melt them (or atleast soften them well), stir them together with a good amount of unsweetened coconut (Bob's is a good one), however much you like and cool them... I'll either spread it onto parchment paper and put it in the fridge to make bars out of later or put it on pieces of press-and-seal or saran wrap and twist them up around it for [sorta-kinda] chocolates

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Annika View Post
                              Berries and heavy cream has become my go-to dessert. Very yummy, especially strawberries.
                              I second that. I usually use frozen berries though (blueberries, raspberries etc). :-)
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