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Recipe: 5-Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

One of the things that bothers me most about traditional dieting is how often it means going deprived and hungry. This recipe is proof that you can eat healthily and still enjoy delicious, decadent treats! I love that these almond butter cups work for so many popular food plans: Paleo, keto, vegan… That’s ideal because I believe diets should be used as a tool to learn what works best for your body and needs. There’s no need to limit yourself to one and try to follow it for life! Start with The Virgin Diet to learn which foods work best for your body, and use that knowledge to make healthy choices. Next, follow the cycles of Sugar Impact Diet to ensure you burn fat for fuel and find out how many carbs are right for you. After that may come keto to break through a weight loss plateau (assuming you’re not suffering from any hormone or adrenal issues – then it’s best to choose a different option). Next might be a liver detox or an eating plan that nurtures your thyroid. Whatever you learn from each of these diets comes together to create what I call your “365” – the daily food choices you make to look and feel your best. And your needs will certainly change as you age! The key is to have versatile, nutritious recipes like this one at the ready. That way, you never have to go without your favorite foods as you dial in your diet and health. One final note: recipes like this are only a good idea if you can limit yourself to one or two almond butter cups a day. If any of the ingredients in this recipe are a trigger food for you, please try another that won’t be a source of ongoing temptation. The point is to find options that help you achieve your goals, not stand in your way! If you make this recipe, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @jj.virgin. My team and I love to hear from you!

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