- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free)
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ teaspoon pure stevia extract (or 2 tablespoons more of coconut sugar)
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 4 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Homemade ice cream (or use high-quality store bought ice cream*)
- Put an 11x7 storage container in the freezer, and line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make homemade ice cream, and allow it to churn while you make the cookie wafers. (If using store-bought ice cream, take out of the freezer and let it sit for a bit, if needed, to soften.)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking powder, coconut sugar, stevia, espresso powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites and vanilla extract for a couple minutes, until whites start to froth and fluff.
- Stir egg white mixture into cocoa powder mixture until thoroughly combined. It’ll be thick and sticky.
- Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto parchement paper and spread each glob into a thin, round cookie shape (these won’t spread). You should have about 12 - 16 round cookies total (or make into smaller cookies for mini ice cream sandwiches).
- Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely.
- Lay a piece of plastic wrap on the counter and place one cookie (flat-side up) on the plastic. Open freezer. Scoop a large scoop of ice cream onto the cookie, top with another cookie, and wrap plastic around it. Place in the dish in the freezer. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. It should make about 6 - 8 ice cream sandwiches.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours. If freezing overnight or longer, you may need to remove from the freezer for 20 minutes or so to soften before serving.
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My wife has been doing “real food” for over a month now. Hasn’t lost an ounce. We don’t know what’s wrong. I know what’ she’s eating and she’s not cheating one bit. All she eats is the grassfed beef I get and vegetables. We even eliminated dairy. All she needs to lose is 15 lbs, and all of it is from around the abdominal area, so maybe it will just take longer…
So many possibilities why, but has she had her thyroid levels checked recently? Not just TSH (read up on sub-clinical range), but also Free T3 and Free T4? So many women struggle with weight loss because their thyroid is not functioning optimally.
She’s had it checked and no problems. We’re VERY frustrated with the lack of progress. All of her friends calorie-count and are successfully losing weight. She’s the only one that isn’t. . And she’s the only one doing a ketogenic type diet. So what she hears from them is essentially correct “you have to restrict calories. It’s the only thing that works. Eating fat will make you fat”. So far, they are right, as she hasn’t lost an ounce in over 5 weeks. And not only that, she’s not going over 1,000 calories a day.
Elizabeth Resnick says
Just a thought…1000 calories may not be enough. I’m only 5′ 1” and probably consume at least twice that..sometimes more…every day. Pastured meat, eggs, veggies, some fruit, butter, MCT oil, etc. Red wine a few times a week. Have no problem maintaining my weight of about 105. I would starve on 1000 calories a day.
Aaron Waddell says
1000 Calories is a starvation diet! Her body will hold on desperately to any extra weight she has as a protective mechanism. Focus more on eating sufficient nutrients and being healthy. Weight loss will come, but it takes more time the closer you are to your goal weight.
Barbara Galloway says
Vegetables have carbs – maybe too many. I keep my carbs under 20 total carbs which I realize sounds extreme but I love that as a fat burner I eat delicious fatty meats and butter. When I am not losing I back off dietary fat and don’t eat too many vegetable (3 cups a day) i.e., mct oil and the like. If you become a fat burner and need to lose weight your body will burn dietary fat first instead of burning the fat in your body. I struggled with this for a year until I backed off on the fat and started to lose. I am an overweight 64 year old woman and have lost 50 lbs since February 9. Hope this helps.
So a low fat diet is the answer now? The low fat camp is right?
Aaron M. says
In my humble opinion, a person can lose weight on any number of diets. However, while calories DO matter, weight loss is a complex process that is regulated by the body and not by our conscious mind. It’s not a simple matter of “Eat This, Not That.” Besides food, there’s sleep, stress, emotions, hormones, and I’m sure many other things about which I’m unaware.
Again, in my opinion, the best thing to do is drop fad diets like Paleo, Low-Carb, Ketogenic, etc. If a diet has a name, it’s a fad. Of the many diets I’ve heard about, I tend to think the Ketogenic diet may be one of the most harmful. You’ll have to do your own research on this (and, I hope you do, for your wife’s sake), as there’s no way I can share all the information to which I’ve been exposed. Even if I could, you probably wouldn’t believe me.
Anyway, as Elizabeth and Aaron stated, an intake of 1,000 calories per day is grossly inadequate for just about any adult. If you search online, you’ll find calculators for Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) that should give you an idea of how many MINIMUM calories your wife needs.
“Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest.”
I urge you both to ignore absurd ideas like putting butter in coffee, slathering fat (butter, oils, etc.) on everything, and avoiding whole-food carbohydrates. Yes, our bodies need fat, but we need way less fat (and protein) than is being promoted in many dietary camps.
Here are two titles to consider:
– “12 Paleo Myths: Eat Better than a Caveman”
– “Solving the Paleo Equation: Stress, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep”
I’m not suggesting these (or, any book, blog, or podcast) are a panacea. While we know a lot, there’s far more that we don’t know, despite “science” – an overused word.
In closing, I would suggest eating foods that you can find in nature. You will not find butter or coconut oil in nature. Or, Paleo brownies. Or, other such concoctions. I propose that eating a diversity of plant foods might be the key to getting the vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients needed to allow one’s enzymatic and hormonal processes to work better and perhaps lead to a lower body weight. I’ve read that one doesn’t need to lose weight to get healthy, but, instead, needs to get healthy to lose weight. That makes sense.
Good luck to you both.
p.s. I don’t follow (or, necessarily recommend) a vegetarian or vegan diet. From my reading, it seems the longest-lived populations eat small amounts of animal products. But, there are many other habits they share, so there’s never just one thing.
What helped me losing was a butter coffee for breakfast, no lunch (or only a few raw nuts, and meat/vegetables for dinner.
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