Paleo Recipes: Frozen Chocolate Coffee Truffles

frozen chocolate coffee truffles

Coconut, chocolate and coffee. The creamy threesome combine warm flavors with a touch of chill in this recipe to create a truly exquisite Paleo dessert. Another surprisingly simple recipe from Louise Hendon’s new e-book, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes: Simple Gluten-Free and Paleo Desserts for Improved Weight-Loss.  

Louise’s book is also part of the Paleo Plan Primal Life Kit, a bundle of ebooks, meal plans, online magazines and coupons, on sale this week only for $39. Click here for more details.

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3-Step Action Plan To Kick Sugar Cravings

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Nora wrote to me: 

Sugar addiction has always been an issue for me. I can go for days
without sugar, only to submit to cravings which turn into days of
bingeing. I don’t have any health problems but if I continue down this
road I think my luck will run out. Please advise.

Her message got me thinking. What would I advise her?

I have a long and sordid relationship history with sugar. Damaging and, at times, abusive it has been. I still work at resisting every day. And because it is so hard for me to look upon sugary foods with indifference (my ultimate goal), I’ve learned many things that have helped me and consider myself to be something of a sugar management expert.

 

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9 Sweet Strategies To Smash Your Sugar Cravings

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“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.”  -Sun Tzu, Art of War

Of all the obstacles capable of derailing your dreams of a perfect paleo lifestyle, there’s one that (for many of us) looms far larger than the rest. You doubtless know it.

It jumps out at you when you’re least expecting, wiping out weeks of hard-won discipline in seconds, or relentlessly nibbling away at your resolve over hours or days, until you find yourself, zombie-like, not only breaking your paleo diet, but doing so uncontrollably and in shockingly obscene ways. (Half a gallon of Ben & Jerry’s, anyone?)

Yes, it’s that sugar demon at work. The Enemy.

The fight against sugar cravings is not a battle, it’s war. You’ve got become even more merciless about beating them down than they are about driving you insane . 

Just like real war, victory depends a lot on knowing both your enemy and yourself. 

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What To Do When You Don’t Give a Stuff About Paleo Anymore

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A while back, I had a brainwave.

I would start a new blog.

I already had two blogs, two kids, two cats, a hefty school volunteering commitment, oh, and a husband. I mustn’t forget him. I really needed another “something”, right?

Well, no matter. Never one to let practicalities get in the way of a good idea, I set up my Wordpress account anyway and hove to.

My idea?

To throw out one piece of clutter a day, every day for a year. And catalog it.

It seemed a ridiculous notion, photographing my unwanted items and putting up a blog post about it. Then, eek, sharing it. But it made me giggle and I wanted to try it. See what would happen.

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4 Reasons The South Asian Health Solution Isn’t Just For South Asians

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Okay, so I’m fair-skinned, blonde, green-eyed. Why am I reading a book for South Asians you may ask? It’s a fair question. 

I’m reading it for several reasons, and I can assure you this. This isn’t a book just for those of South Asian heritage.

The author of The South Asian Health Solution, Dr. Ronesh Sinha, was my doctor when he was seeing patients in his Silicon Valley office. He’s now moved on to corporate wellness where he can help even more people.

He was the doctor who worked with me to uncover the true situation relating to heart disease when my original primary care physician wanted me on statins after a high cholesterol test result

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Paleo Success Story: I Am No Longer On Disability

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Today, Ali shares a story so familiar to many – illness, disease, hospitalizations and the possibility of a desperate future until it is uncovered that “normal”, “everyday” food are the source of the problem.
 
Ali was in the health and wellness industry and even she fell prey to debilitating disease as a result of gluten, processed food and medications taken to manage the ill-effects of those substances on her body.
 
Now she has a peaceful, relaxed, productive life and instead of her body expressing its dis-ease by refusing to support a pregnancy, she is now about to have a baby!
 
Over to Ali…Check out the surprise twist at the end!
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Paleo Success Story: 60 lbs Down in Five Months

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Like so many of our success stories, our latest, Vicki, did her research, got prepared, and executed her plan. Sounds so simple when put like that.
 
There’s no equivocation here. Poor health will do that to you. Getting better is the most important thing in life and everything else takes second priority. Atta girl, Vicki!
 
Read on to learn more about her and her story.
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Paleo Success Story: We Are An Ex-Vegetarian Four Generation Paleo Family!

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I often get emails from readers who are doing all the “right things” but are finding that they are not losing weight. They are usually doing Whole30′s, exercising every day, and have, as Teresa Tapp would call it, “less to lose”. Usually, the writer of the email wants a timescale in which I tell them when they will start to lose weight.

They are emails that are impossible to answer satisfactorily. I simply don’t know.

And so I was pleased to read the last paragraph of this awesome story from Carmen; she is speaking from experience.

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Paleo Success Story: My Family Will Be Well For Generations Because Of Paleo

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I always enjoy reading the success stories when they arrive in my inbox, but this one from Karen had me enthralled. It is so well written, and this woman, I tell you, has her head screwed on straight.

She has some fantastic perspectives about food, psychology, sticking-to-itness and boundaries. I urge you to read all the way to the end because there is gold all the way through.

Then I encourage you to share it because this is how we should all be thinking about food, dealing with the food pushers around us, and making the change.

Karen has a blog Garden Girl.

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Paleo Success Story: I Get A Great Night’s Sleep Every Night

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Donny is a student who found out, like many, only after years of struggle and almost by accident, that she has celiac and is lactose intolerant.

Since then, she’s turned her life around and has some (very) mature things to say about weight-loss and self image. 

She has a  paleo recipe blog with a kosher twist, The Kosher Cave-Girl

Read her before and after story…

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