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    I'm visiting my sister for a week during X-mas break (MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ZOMGGG!!!!!! )

    Anyways, she ALWAYS eats out, I mean ALWAYS. It's nuts, she goes to sushi-bars one day, fancy restaurants the next, sandwich pubs following, so of-course, I'm forced to eat out too.


    I don't really want to invade and ask her to buy me a bunch of groceries during my visit, so I'm going to have to f*** up my diet for about a week.


    Is there any way to "detox" your body. I'm not worried about not being able to get back on the diet, I'm committed, I'm just wondering what you can do to help your body "recover" persay. Thanks guys!!

  • #2
    Best way to detox your body is to treat it with respect.
    Buy your own groceries and make real food, no excuses
    Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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    • #3
      Just enjoy the time with your sister, minimise the bad food choices when you're out and get back to your regular diet afterwards. The body is resilient and will bounce back after a few days or so. There is no quick fix or magic solution, but dont stress about it.

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      • #4
        I've read some related wisdom on these boards that I'll be trying out over the next day or two. Here's my plan:

        1) Don't stress too much over food during this time. Make primal choices when you can, and don't worry when you can't. The point is to spend time with your sister, not to plant a flag in the middle of her kitchen. Seems like you're going strong on this one.

        2) If possible, work out before you go out to eat. You can find plenty of quick, HIIT bodyweight routines online that you can bang out in 10-20 minutes, quick shower and you're ready to go.

        3) Fast afterward. Doesn't have to be too hardcore, maybe just skip breakfast. I have family in town that's leaving tomorrow, so I may just see if I can pull of my first 24 hour fast at that point.

        4) Do what you can to sleep well and enough. This is where I'm really falling down this holiday. :-\

        5) Get back into a routine as soon as you're back home, to include workouts in addition to good food choices.

        Good luck, and most importantly - have fun with your sister!

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        • #5
          Yeah, don't stress out too much and make the best food choice you can when you go out to eat, get sashimi instead of sushi, get a salad without toppings and dressing on the side, etc.
          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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          • #6
            All good advice above. The only thing I would add is that eating out doesn't necessarily mean you have to eat poor food. Most places have salads, steaks, grilled fish, etc. You can stay very primal if you choose to do so! But, either way, enjoy yourself and spending time with your sister!

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            • #7
              Just start eating primal again when your done. Its not rocket science.

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              • #8
                Make it worth it. If you are going to eat non-primal, love it. I've been off the wagon the past few days- mainly cookies.... but they are awesome home made with love cookies. If you go out and the pizza looks amazing, and you want it, have it. If it looks like crappy pizza, get a salad.

                I try to never eat non-primal foods that are not fantastically awesome.

                And as you are able, eat primal foods while you are out. Nothing wrong with that!

                My bounce back plan is that all the junk food hits the trash tomorrow, then I start a Whole 30 January 2nd. If I were you, when you get back from your trip, go stock the fridge with your favorite meats, veggies and fruits.

                http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                • #9
                  Drink plenty of water, both while you are eating 'off your plan' and when you are getting back to normal.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
                    Just start eating primal again when your done. Its not rocket science.
                    you completely missed the question

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by samiamm View Post
                      you completely missed the question
                      Not really. I thought I bodies detoxed pretty well on their own as long as we aren't continually adding new toxins in. Going back to primal is probably enough. But if you want to do some active detoxing:

                      Fast with lots of herbal tea. Ginger and lemon is good, as are special detox teabags. Fennel is good at cleaning out digestion. I've heard that cayenne pepper is great for cleaning out.

                      Bendy twisty yoga -- look for backbends and forward bends. Those really fire up the core and get the blood moving to carry out toxins which are stuck in the cells.

                      Lots of sleep for cell repair.
                      5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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                      • #12
                        When I slip up & cheat or enjoy holiday foods & desserts, I've found the easiest & quickest way to get back on track is follow-up w/ immediate 24-36 hr fast.. Lets my body clean itself out & rests the digestive system & calm inflammation effects from the non-primal/high sugar foods.. I fell of the wagon & ate boat loads of pastas & ice cream & pies.. Really pigged out today.. Feel disgusting as I type this message, ha. will be fasting prob till lunch Wed, then back on track

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                        • #13
                          I wish I could fast, but then I just want more crap.

                          All the crap is in the trash now, so...

                          Good thing is I feel gross and bloated and never want to see another cookie again.

                          http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
                          Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by abc123 View Post
                            When I slip up & cheat or enjoy holiday foods & desserts, I've found the easiest & quickest way to get back on track is follow-up w/ immediate 24-36 hr fast.. Lets my body clean itself out & rests the digestive system & calm inflammation effects from the non-primal/high sugar foods.. I fell of the wagon & ate boat loads of pastas & ice cream & pies.. Really pigged out today.. Feel disgusting as I type this message, ha. will be fasting prob till lunch Wed, then back on track
                            this doesn't sound like a very healthy mindset. i think you need to relax.

                            this is a nice article btw:

                            http://180degreehealth.com/2012/12/c...vs-consumption
                            Last edited by Derpamix; 12-26-2012, 05:42 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Im getting a bit worried at how im starting to give in to pressures of common society. Im having cheats/binges a little too frequently for my liking, main reason is i still live at home and the house is full of your staples to be found in your average home. Being the only one to eat clean is challenging, then when you go out in public, your food choices arent great neither, and quiet frankly home food always wins. I also miss alot of the traditional foods my mum cooks up so i have to fight with all my strength.

                              Im thinking of riding the storm for now, and whilst im on christmas holidays not get too caught up in the binges, rather refocus in the new year and hit the road again towards cleaner eating. It feels really good to see how the impact this food and binges had on me, meaning my body is clean and functioning nicely, and i can recover and get back on track rather quickly, but it is depressing to think that it still is a slip up and losing progress with my efforts.

                              Its tough stuff, hopefully i shake off these sloppy last 2 weeks and get back on track in 2013. I should probably start looking into moving out too...

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