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  • Fell off the wagon over Thanksgiving. Fast to get back on?

    The title says it all. Will a 24 hour fast get me back on track? Thoughts?

  • #2
    It will help - provided you are already comfortable fasting. Another alternative is to just dive back into how you ate and exercised before the wagon got away from you.

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    • #3
      Probably depends on how long and far you fell off the wagon!

      I tend to over-fat on the first day back on the wagon - the satiation then usually puts me into a natural fast without cravings on day 2. I'd be afraid heading straight into a fast while still being in sugar-burning mode would cause low-blood-sugar type physical discomfort!

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      • #4
        If I were you (and I have been in your position, several times over) I would just dive right back in. No time like the present!!

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        • #5
          A little fasting did the trick for me. I allowed a 24 hour free-for-all starting Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. I just threw in a fasting day Saturday and one planned for tomorrow on Monday, and I am back in action. The water weight from all the carbs is almost gone already.

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          • #6
            sheit,
            I was off the wagon, off the reservation, and barely off the couch for the past 5 days,
            as mentioned above ,(John), I did keep away from carbs except for thursday,
            it's not a jail sentence, right ?
            unless I can't see the scale correctly i only gained a pound or 2,
            and I did get my sprint in this afternoon,
            monday is a new day,
            back to what we do,,,

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            • #7
              I fasted 24 hours after Thanksgiving, but mostly because I truly wasn't hungry. I did eat a meal the following day at dinner, but it had been at least 24 hours since I had last eaten.

              It felt good.
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              • #8
                A 24-hour fast (or even longer) will help you eliminate the crap from your body that you may have consumed this weekend. So from that perspective, it may be a wonderful thing to do.

                On the other hand, it may be extra hard to achieve because your body's blood sugar may be out of whack from the extra dose of carbs it recieved. So I would say go for it, but don't be angry or disappointed if you can't make it. The most important thing to do is to get back into your normal primal eaating habits first and foremost.
                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                • #9
                  It depends on whether you've done it before. Starting from nowhere and right off a feast with no prior experience with fasting can be quite difficult for some people. It's difficult for me and I do it naturally, just because my body is used to getting food at certain times. If you can do it, sure, go ahead.
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                  • #10
                    I usually can knock out 24 hours without a problem, usually do it once a week. I figure this might be tougher because of the sugar intake over the past few days. But if I get through the sugar burn off, I think I'll be alright.

                    I'm about 16 hours in, will keep y'all posted!

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                    • #11
                      Another alternative is to just dive back into how you ate and exercised before the wagon got away from you.
                      ^^This.

                      I went to a buffet on T-Day and pigged out (mostly paleo stuff except for the desserts).

                      Then on Friday, back to regularly scheduled programming.

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                      • #12
                        I allowed myself to eat the normal T-giving foods, dressing, mac and cheese etc, but I didn't have dessert, I did have a piece of sweet potato pie but after the first bite threw it out because it was TOOOOOO sweet and I just couldn't eat it. I had 2 slices of pizza during the holiday and some fried catfish Sunday night watching the game but had nothing from 1:00 till 8:00, which for me is a long time. Sunday I cooked my normal primal food for a few days or lunches for work and I"m good.
                        Health is Wealth!

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                        • #13
                          i ussually fast everyday from 14 to 16 hours so i kind of don't worry about a more extended fast. i just make sure i get more protein then carbs during my next meals, and eat complex carbs if i do

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