The major problem with elaborate Paleo(tm) foods and desserts is that they are calorie-rich and low on nutrition. This is exactly why SAD doesn’t work. And here we have Paleo folks mimicking the SAD approach! Unless you are a growing, active child or you have trouble with putting on weight, these foods should not be on your everyday menus.
While I agree with Dr. Sharma that there is no universal cause to obesity, I do think that foods that are calorie-dense and nutrient-poor are a major contributor.
So yep, a healthier version of a treat is still a treat and shouldn’t be replacing the nutrient dense foods that are essential!