Remember that old adage from elementary school?
“Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater!”
Never has it been more true for this yo-yo. Not only have I been cheating on my Paleo diet, I’ve been cheating with… you guessed it… PUMPKIN!
The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks and it happens to be my greatest weakness:
I normally try to avoid both pure sugar and dairy, yet I find it nearly impossible to this time of the year. Late August through the holidays = kryptonite to us pumpkin-lovers!
Why, oh why, did a cruel Barista feel the need to introduce me to this decadent temptation two years ago?
I’ve been an addict ever since.
And, since I’m cheating with these dairy killers (even ordering the nonfat version with no whipped cream, it’s still over 260 calories for a grande – and I never get less than a venti!), I’m allowing myself to have my other dairy favorite:
Chobani Nonfat Plain Yogurts!
At least these protein-packed dairy-bombs feature far less sugar (just 7g!) and deliver a whopping 18g of protein – so it’s probably one of the healthiest of all cheats. Of course, dairy is normally eliminated from the Paleo diet due to the mucus-development that ensues and the gastrointestinal disdain your stomach feels for you after it’s passed through… but damn, it’s so good.
So, yeah, between PSLs and Chobani dream-cups (my new nickname for ’em), I’ve been cheating my way right to the scale the last 48 hours. Although, I don’t plan to weigh myself this week until Friday (I’m really trying to get down to 1-2x per week versus daily), so I won’t actually know what damage I may be causing to my Paleo weight loss success for a few more days.
On that note, I can really go for a latte before my workout tonight!
Bon appetit, my friends!