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    I've been Primal for 1-2 weeks and Friday I'm celebrating my one-year anniversary with my boyfriend. I plan on eating whatever I like (probably sushi with rice) and then a dessert that I LOVE (chocolate fondant cake with ice cream). I'm totally OK with this and I know I won't fall off the bandwagon.
    But how does your body react? Does it start craving the sugars MORE?! Does it bloat more, react worse?

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    I usually feel like crap for a while, kick myself (unless it was really worth it, coz face it, sometimes it is ) and get back on the horse

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tanyayogi View Post
      I've been Primal for 1-2 weeks and Friday I'm celebrating my one-year anniversary with my boyfriend. I plan on eating whatever I like (probably sushi with rice) and then a dessert that I LOVE (chocolate fondant cake with ice cream). I'm totally OK with this and I know I won't fall off the bandwagon.
      But how does your body react? Does it start craving the sugars MORE?! Does it bloat more, react worse?
      No one can really tell you how YOUR body will react. Don't worry about it and have a fun time.

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      • #4
        When I splurge, I splurge on real, whole foods. Who says you can't have pork belly for appetizer and dessert?

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        • #5
          Depending on how bad I cheat, I definitely gain water weight for a day or two and if I go way overboard I may get a headache to the point of Migraine soon after eating the junk. That happened 2 times, and it was terrible. Mainly though, just water weight gain.
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          • #6
            Upset tummy, water retention for a couple days, sometimes acne in the week following. Worth it? Only you can decide.
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            • #7
              Here's the blog post from a while back: What Happens to Your Body When… You Carb Binge? | Mark's Daily Apple

              For my part, I eat a pretty large amount of sweet potatoes, but only at the end of fast and only after lifting some heavy weights, and I think this has only helped me in adding muscle with little to no fat gain. I'm not sure if it's optimal for long term health, though. I don't really get very bloated/gassy UNLESS I overdo it on the dairy. I also don't crave carbs on rest days. I actually look forward to them as I can eat higher fat on these days.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
                Upset tummy, water retention for a couple days, sometimes acne in the week following. Worth it? Only you can decide.
                Same for me, especially the zits. Plus terrible headache and foggy feeling for a day or so. But I got headaches all the time (and had zits all the time) when I ate the SAD, so if you felt ok on SAD maybe you'll do ok with some grains and sugar now and then.

                PS- Happy anniversary! Have a great time and I truly hope you don't have a carb hangover!
                Last edited by Ayla; 04-17-2011, 09:02 PM.
                28, female, 5'2"
                Went primal 7/28/10: 154 lbs.
                1/12/12: 135 lbs.
                Goal: 120 lbs.

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                • #9
                  Tummy hurts! Sometimes pimples but not recently, just tummy hurts. Rargg, damn you poor quality conventional dairy products
                  Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                  Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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                  • #10
                    Nothing I cant crush with heavy session of deadlifts or squats. It even cures guilt!




                    Unless I splurge on cocaine, that is..

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                    • #11
                      Feels like a massive hangover.
                      A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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                      • #12
                        Sometimes I get away with it without any consequences at all. Sometimes I feel exhausted and my arthritis flares a little. I haven't exactly figured out what I'm doing differently when I pay dearly for it. I don't have any guilt about it one way or the other.
                        Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                        http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                        • #13
                          It depends what it is. The last few times I've dined out have coincided with a few hive-like bumps on my face or even a pimple, probably because of the frankenfats they use.

                          If it is too much sugar or grain fiber all at once it can cause digestive upset. If I go too long without enough fat or protein at my meals I get very hungry, not normal hungry but irritable, lightheaded, tired hungry.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
                            Nothing I cant crush with heavy session of deadlifts or squats. It even cures guilt!
                            You're a man after my own heart. In fact, planning on smashing out some of these tonight. I just wonder how I'll manage in my much-carb reduced state. Might have to get some fruit into me before hand to power through.

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                            • #15
                              When I splurge, I just end up with fat dribbling down my chin. What else would you want to splurge on?
                              Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                              Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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