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    Hey guys,
    Was just wondering how you approach family birthdays and gatherings???
    I'm off to my nephews birthday and there will be the obvious party food and cake.

    Anyone have cake and deal with the next day fatigue????

    I'm bringing a vegetable tray and a cheese and meat tray.
    Not sure if I should break down and have the cake or not ruin how great I feel and stay on plan.

    Thanks guys!!!!!

  • #2
    It depends on how good the cake is... For most people if you really want it, then have a bite.. but take this into consideration..

    How long have you been on PB?
    Do you still have cravings for SAD foods?
    Are you able to handle yourself with eating a SAD food without falling down the slope?
    Are you a celiac?

    You dont have to eat the cake you know if you dont want to eat it. I choose not to eat cake on several events and believe it or not have the time people don't even notice. There are tons of people that choose not to eat the cake, for several reasons. However if you want to relax and have fun and have some cake (like I did on my wedding cake).. then it would actually be better for your health to eat it then to stress and feel guilty about it.. got me?
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    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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    • #3
      Consider going carb free for a few days afterwards to get the blood sugar back in order. Plan to eat a lot of butter, vegetables and protein- 400-800 calories of butter plus protein and some vegetables to put the butter on. You could also make a big a$$ salad with a lot of olive oil and goat cheese. You must get the carbs out for a few days though to get the craving cycle under control.

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      • #4
        my dad's 60th is next weekend. i'm eating whatever is there, including the cake.

        i'm going to see family, old friends, people i haven't seen in a while...that's way more important than foods to avoid. just kick back and have a good time, then get back to being primal when the party is done.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by primalrob View Post
          my dad's 60th is next weekend. i'm eating whatever is there, including the cake.

          i'm going to see family, old friends, people i haven't seen in a while...that's way more important than foods to avoid. just kick back and have a good time, then get back to being primal when the party is done.
          this. I'll try to remember this when I celebrate my birthday; and see my family in California. I might induce a fast, a day or two before .
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          • #6
            I'm already pretty carb free.
            My source of carbs is vegetables only.

            I eat protein, fat and veggies.

            Eeek I hope I don't feel too bad afterwards.

            Thanks guys!!!!

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            • #7
              It depends on the cake. Most of them ordered for birthdays taste like crap with overly sweet icing and chemically enhanced sponge. I also don't like chocolate, butter cream etc. Now, if it is something home made with actual fresh flavor that tempts me (fruit!) and texture, I may be tempted to have a bit.
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              • #8
                Honestly, I usually have no desire for a piece of cake. If I do though, then I have a small piece and don't worry about it.

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                • #9
                  If it's good cake, with butter, eggs, and buttercream frosting, I say EAT THE F*CK OUT OF IT.

                  If it's store-bought, margarine-based frosting, ewwwww. Pass on it.
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                  • #10
                    Doesn't work for the OP, but if you can make your own cake and you like chocolate I highly recommend:

                    Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe | Key Ingredient
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pamsc View Post
                      Doesn't work for the OP, but if you can make your own cake and you like chocolate I highly recommend:

                      Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe | Key Ingredient


                      Omg thanks!!!!!

                      Looks soo good!!!!

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                      • #12
                        On special occasions, I eat pretty much whatever. My nephew turned two last weekend, and I ate two cupcakes and a serving of ice cream in his honor. I felt absolutely fine after. But I've been at this for 6 months. You might notice it affects your cravings or how you feel more if you haven't been doing this for very long. Either way, enjoy yourself and don't worry! Just get back to it the next day.

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                        • #13
                          I agree with everybody else. The people are more important than sticking to a diet. A bad cake is not worth eating. A bad anything isn't worth eating. There are so many opportunities for birthday cake that it pays to be choosy which cakes you'll eat and which you'll pass up.
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                          • #14
                            Wow you guys are awesome!!!!

                            Crappy cake from a box is gross!!!! I agree!!!!

                            Homemade cake is delish!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kiwigal View Post
                              Wow you guys are awesome!!!!

                              Crappy cake from a box is gross!!!! I agree!!!!

                              Homemade cake is delish!!!!
                              Box cakes are better then grocery store cakes, which are the worst cakes on the planet IMHO
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