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    I was a parental chaperone for me neices 2nd grade class to an apple orchard today where the kids got to learn about apples and orcahrds and other stuff. While there we were also given the oppurtunity to pick a lot of apples and while there and one the ride back I ate 13 apples. 5 of them were big honking close to pound by themselves behemoths and the others were not far behind. I also ate a giant mixed fruit salad with berries, bananas, and melons in it.

    Did I over do this just a tad? I f'n love apples and fruit and if you place them in front of me say good bye to them.

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    Yeah, but you'll survive.

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    • #3
      I've eaten an entire pizza in a sitting and I lived to tell the tale. You'll be fine.
      Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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      • #4
        Yeh, you'll survive but I don't know how you can eat 13 apples and big ones at that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
          I've eaten an entire pizza in a sitting and I lived to tell the tale. You'll be fine.
          Heh. I'm kind of curious how im going to feel/look tommorow as i tried a moderate carb re-feed after reading through your topic last monday and i felt like absolute crap on tuesday and wednesday. My mind was foggy, i wanted to get up and move and be active but my body would not cooperate and i had noticeable bloat until this monday. I guess I can't handle carbs/sand type of sugar like I used to. Which is weird as my refeed was just gluten free cornbread, 1.5 pounds chicken breast tenderloins, a couple of sweet potatoes with maple syrup and a cup of white rice with steamed broccoli and carrots.

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          • #6
            I"m curious to hear how you are doing, too. I'm actually betting you will be fine.

            Didn't Mark just blog something about gorging? I'm betting if Grok came across an apple tree or blueberry bush he'd eat as many as he could stomach.
            Trying a journal. We'll see how long that lasts....

            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37152.html

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            • #7
              Hmmm, duh! Of course you ate more than you probably should have, and I'm sure that your body will report back to you tomorrow! And I'm sure you will survive, too.
              Life is an ongoing Experiment of One, so here's to science!

              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread37576.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                I've eaten an entire pizza in a sitting and I lived to tell the tale. You'll be fine.
                Just one? You're slipping.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                  I've eaten an entire pizza in a sitting and I lived to tell the tale. You'll be fine.
                  Haha, that used to be an appetizer for me.

                  These days I overeat steak. Servers always don't know how to react when I order steak for 2 people (70oz)...

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                  • #10
                    its very easy to overdo with fruit. for example a (small) apple contains around 17grams of carbs (a banana 27!). So with 10 (small) apples you are already into the weight gain zone according to Mark.

                    having said this, we have a saying in italy that: "one apple per day takes the doctor away" (it sounds nicer in italian :-) so dont worry too much about it :-)

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                    • #11
                      Wow, fruit have a deceptively high amount of carbs. 13?!! I don't know how you did that in one sitting, lol.

                      Can you tell us what your crapping was like later in the day or the following day, out of curiosity? As for fruit, it is fine and not the devil like some people try to propagate. But perhaps 13 apples is a bit too much. Not for Raw Vegans, but y'know...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fra0039 View Post
                        its very easy to overdo with fruit. for example a (small) apple contains around 17grams of carbs (a banana 27!). So with 10 (small) apples you are already into the weight gain zone according to Mark.
                        That's so not true at all. You gain weight when you eat 300+g of processed carbohydrate every day, along with a high fat intake - like the average American. You can't get fat from eating 13 apples in a day. In fact, for all you chronic low carbers, that insulin boost may lead to a little bit of fat loss down the road. There's nothing like a short carb-up to get the leptin flowing again.
                        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                          Heh. I'm kind of curious how im going to feel/look tommorow as i tried a moderate carb re-feed after reading through your topic last monday and i felt like absolute crap on tuesday and wednesday. My mind was foggy, i wanted to get up and move and be active but my body would not cooperate and i had noticeable bloat until this monday. I guess I can't handle carbs/sand type of sugar like I used to. Which is weird as my refeed was just gluten free cornbread, 1.5 pounds chicken breast tenderloins, a couple of sweet potatoes with maple syrup and a cup of white rice with steamed broccoli and carrots.
                          In my experience, those who say they don't handle carbs well have no issues with carbs and it's all in their head from too much time spent with a chronic low carb mentality. First off, sucrose is a poor refeed tool. I don't add any sucrose at all - ever - and quarter cup of maple syrup has over 50g of sucrose. That's only 4 tablespoons, which sure isn't much. In addition, I've heard people bloat on certain carbs - maybe your body doesn't like corn or white rice. Lyle McDonald speaks of people bloating on white rice but handling bagels and milk just fine. Though I'm not advocating bagels, one of those carbs just may not be great for you. If I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, they tear up my gut so I don't use them heavily. My body handles my fermented cornbread much better than the Primal-approved starchy tuber.

                          If you're bloating, you may either be eating too much fiber (which happens with sweet potatoes), you're not depleting enough glycogen on your workout, you're eating too many carbs or too much fat. Or, maybe you react to corn or white rice or sweet potatoes poorly. Switch them up and try different carbs next time. Go for very lean turkey burgers with white potato oven fries dunked in hot sauce with a pint of skim milk. Mmm...

                          How many carbs are you eating and what is your weight and bf%?
                          Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chickenbackside View Post
                            Haha, that used to be an appetizer for me.

                            These days I overeat steak. Servers always don't know how to react when I order steak for 2 people (70oz)...
                            Oooh, I want 70 oz. of steak. I just assumed they'd cut me off at around 30!
                            My True Primal Story

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                              That's so not true at all. You gain weight when you eat 300+g of processed carbohydrate every day, along with a high fat intake - like the average American. You can't get fat from eating 13 apples in a day. In fact, for all you chronic low carbers, that insulin boost may lead to a little bit of fat loss down the road. There's nothing like a short carb-up to get the leptin flowing again.
                              mmm what Mark says is that over 150grams of carbs per day you will most probably gain weight (the carbs curve), no matter where those carbs come from.
                              then of course there is a difference between eating apples and crappy sugary food and if you eat just apples (hard to believe...) or also something else on top but that doesnt change the carbs curve model...
                              I have always been a bit skeptical about this model actually (it seems too much of a "one fits all" solution) but thats another story

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