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    Can I still lose fat & weight if I cheat on ice cream (~1 cup) once a week?

    I'm really good during the week, no cheats. Then I hit Saturday and I'm dying for ice cream. Can I still lose fat? Trying to lose ~25 lbs.

    Thanks!

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    Sure. Just get super-expensive, high quality ice cream with only the best ingredients. There are worse indulgences certainly.

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    You could try the one ingredient banana ice cream. I often have it when I have a craving for ice cream. I usually add a bit of cinnamon to it as well.

    How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! | The Kitchn

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    Thanks. We get organic ice cream up here in Napa Valley, or I'll get Haagen Daaz chocolate chip. Will try the banana ice cream, though!

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    Thoughts run the gamut on this subject.

    Dairy intolerant? No cheats that involve dairy will end well unless they are very rare, less than once a month.

    Extra paranoid and think that hormones in the milk make your body into a fat-building machine? More fear for you.

    Fine with digesting dairy? It's still a sugar bomb - which is bad if you're on a candida protocol, are trying to cure diabetes, or avoiding any insulin spikes for whatever reason.

    On the other hand, if you're tolerant and otherwise healthy, there are many reports of occasional carb loads (sugar vs. starches debate) actually helping to restore insulin sensitivity and keep the weight loss going afterward.

    That's just scratching the surface. We've still got the A2 protein to discuss, as well as the cattle's feed. And meal timing. Are you eating the ice cream right after a workout? That's often a good time to indulge in carby things because lots of it will go toward replenishing your glycogen stores instead of fat storage.

    Shall I keep parroting? Anybody else want to take a swing?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Ice cream (good stuff) is a lot better for you than other things you could be eating. You can always try the banana-based recipes.
    I like (love!)
    1/4 cup coconut milk, chilled
    1 frozen banana
    some chocolate flavor of some type. little vanillla etc if you are fancy.
    Blend in a food processor till its a soft-serve consistency and then love it.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    Ice cream (good stuff) is a lot better for you than other things you could be eating. You can always try the banana-based recipes.
    I like (love!)
    1/4 cup coconut milk, chilled
    1 frozen banana
    some chocolate flavor of some type. little vanillla etc if you are fancy.
    Blend in a food processor till its a soft-serve consistency and then love it.
    I just made this and it was great! Very easy and tasty.

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    You will probably loose weight up to a point then stall.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    Don't forget to play!

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    Small chunks of frozen banana with a tsp of heavy cream and a healthy drizzle of really, really good quality chocolate topping is amazing.
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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    Frozen berries + coconut cream + food processor = instant and intense soft-serve. IMO superior to any bought ice cream*. Can take a bit to get it "working" in the food processor, but very worthwhile.
    Optionally add a little cream too, and / or as has been suggested already a (gasp!) frozen banana.

    *except Kahu Road vanilla. Individual results may vary.

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