Good morning all! I’m starting off my weekend with a hot cup of Joe and wanted to document a couple tricks that may help as you continue your journey of going Paleo.
Keeping it Sweet, Strong, and Paleo
1. Buy flavored coffee
Flavored coffee is the best! You get all different kinds of flavors without the extra calories of a flavored syrup. It may take a little getting used to, but you’ll feel lighter and less-full making the swap.
Try: Dunkin Dounut’s Chocolate Glazed Doughnut flavor or Archer Farms White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.
2. Use honey or other natural sweeteners.
Skip the artificial crap and use natural sweeteners. Sweet n’ low, Splenda and other low calorie sweeteners are filled with all kinds of chemicals that are extremely bad for your health. You can read more about that here, but for now – just remember the extra 10-20 calories associated with staying all-natural is worth it.
3. Use almond milk, or soy milk
The Paleo diet does not included milk or dairy products so steer clear of regular milk. Your gut will thank you. I also recommend buying your milk unsweetened and organic if possible.
4. Make it strong
Making your coffee strong (or buying the darkest blend at your local coffee joint) is an easy way to limit your intake and therefore your calories. This is especially helpful if you add honey, milk and other items.
5. Make it a smoothie
If you are tight on time, try making a mocha protein smoothie! I also do this in the afternoon sometimes for that extra umph to get me to 5PM.
Hope these tips are helpful! Comment below if you have any other suggestions.