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    I've been primal for a month and a half and have been pretty good as far as adhering to the diet goes. I've only messed up purposely twice before. 2 slices of pizza on the second week and a mocha a couple weeks ago (I didn't make a huge deal out of that one) but today I had a craving. A craving for a big honking chocolate chip cookie. So I went and bought a big honking chocolate chip cookie. I didn't look too much at the label, but I saw it had 500 cals, and I'm assuming there was a real good amount of carbs up in there. It was a BIG OL' cookie.

    I'm assuming the response is going to be, "Move on. Don't worry about it." But are there any suggestions as to what to do now? I feel pretty bad about it. I feel like I should do a bunch of HIIT and go on a 10-mile walk! Should I IF all day tomorrow? Throw in an extra HIIT? Forget about it?

  • #2
    Move on, don't worry about it.
    Punishing yourself over food is wack.
    Don't be wack.
    :-)
    “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” W. Edwards Deming
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    • #3
      If you do want to do something, then take a 5 mile walk. That will take care of it.

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      • #4
        If you really feel the need to compensate, IF for 16 hours and add a workout.

        But honestly, what would you say if your best friend ate a cookie? That they were going to primal hell? Probably not. Cut yourself some slack, sweetie- it was a cookie. Not a crime. :-)

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        • #5
          Return to your regularly scheduled primal lifestyle and stop worrying about the cookie. The elevated cortisol from getting upset about it is probably just about as bad for you as the cookie was. Don't make a habit of eating cookies and pizza, but eating one is not the end of the world.
          “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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          • #6
            Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
            Move on, don't worry about it.
            Punishing yourself over food is wack.
            Don't be wack.
            :-)
            +1

            I have friends who freak out if they cheat and eat a piece of cake or something and will do a second workout to offset it. Really? It's a piece of cake one time! Guess what? I just cheated and got thai food (which tasted crappy), then had some Ben & Jerry's ice cream, then ate an ENTIRE Ritter Sport bar. Do I feel bad for doing it? Yes, but no sense in dwelling, it's staying in my belly because I'm not going to throw it up or go run 10 miles to burn it off.

            Tomorrow is a new day, don't repeat today and you'll be fine

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            • #7
              The best advice I ever heard on this topic is to just make sure your next few meals are low insulin-producing meals. Get right back on track, and don't beat yourself up over it.

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              • #8
                Here's a great article to read: Fear of Food | The Lean Saloon

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                • #9
                  I might MAYBE eat a TINY bit more strict the next day... but probably not even that.

                  Like Owly said, the stress from worrying about it will do you more harm than just forgetting about it and moving on.
                  Durp.

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                  • #10
                    don't be wack.

                    Really, if it's a concern though, load up a backpack with a bunch or weight and go for a walk, come back in a couple hours.
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                    • #11
                      Take a nap and then have sex.
                      In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                      • #12
                        read the book and remember the 80% rule

                        “Perfection is impossible.
                        However, striving for perfection is not.
                        Do the best you can under the conditions that exist.
                        That is what counts.”
                        —John Wooden
                        Primal Chaos
                        37yo 6'5"
                        6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                        current 338lbs 49" waist
                        goal 240lbs 35" waist

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                          Take a nap and then have sex.
                          Keep saying things like that I'll be setting up a sleeping bag at Dairy Queen!
                          Durp.

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