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  • #16
    I've found that I have some how naturally fasted after a non primal meal or day.

    Then got right back into it, and that for me means doing some home cooking for the week so I don't have any reason to impulse shop.

    I still struggle with cake, not so much bread.......!
    Primal - June 3rd 2013
    Starting Weight - 150lbs
    Current Weight - 150lbs
    Goal Weight - 130lbs
    (Female / 5'4")

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    • #17
      The best way to get back on track is just simply going back to your primal lifestyle by starting off the day like you normally would and so on. Get rid of all the crap that might be left over in your house and stock up on lots of healthy proteins, veggies and some low sugar fruits to curb your sweets cravings.

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      • #18
        I think you should give up because you obviously aren't taking this seriously. Just kidding. Just get back on track the following day and quit beating yourself up.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
          other option: raw kale for 7 days and wear a hairshirt.
          So funny. We all punish ourselves - and it never helps!

          If I have a bad day or weekend, I just move along, as it's very stressful to do otherwise, and we're supposed to be enjoying life. If I see myself in a bad trend or downward spiral (recently) I take action that will make me feel a bit more in control and help me to strengthen my resolve. Right now I'm doing a Whole 30, because I've had a summer of slowly seeing some bad habits come back in. I think you could even do something along those guidelines for just a week or so, so you feel you have a clean slate, and are a bit more empowered, but as others have said, simply moving on is the most important aspect.

          You've done beautifully this past year, so focus on that!

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          • #20
            Sometimes I wonder how much of the "bad" feelings are due to a specific mindset because we expect a certain outcome from "deviations" from the primal lifestyle. I mean by that: if I go to a birthday party or 2 during a week-end, I'd prefer not thinking that I would probably deviate from my more primal lifestyle, and really have fun during the party. It is a little hard to do though when you started the primal lifestyle because you wanted to "correct" something that such a weekend would reintroduce, even for such a short time. It's a tricky mind business that can maybe amplify the gross feeling one can feel after such a week-end. Yeah, tricky ... so I have no advice to offer actually, sorry for my babbling ...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Damiana View Post
              The general consensus here is to stop beating yourself up and go on with business as you would. Work out a little harder, maybe fast for a day or half a day. Just don't stress out about it.
              That's what I do, fast. But only if I feel like it. Mostly this is skipping dinner.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by DaniC View Post
                Some "home remedies" for distressing stomach conditions...

                1 or 2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar (if you can't drink it straight, dilute it with water)
                - This will alleviate the "bubble gut"

                1 tbs Fennel Seeds
                - Just pop them in your mouth, crunch them up and swallow. Helps with digestion.

                Senna Tea
                - Helps move things along more quickly if you're feeling a little "backed up"

                Cheers!
                I'll def try some of these if it happens again!!! Thanks!

                And I agree with all your advice. I wasn't very hungry the next morning, so I skipped breakfast. Actually, it was a sunday, so I got up and started some laundry then napped on the couch for another hour or so. haha.

                Anyway, those of you that have said it's a tricky mind space are 100% right! A few years ago, I topped my scale at about 50lbs heavier than I am now. My diet wasn't awful (not fast food every day), but it obviously wasn't doing me any favors either!!! I was in a bad mind space also. 30+ pounds of that came off over about 4 months due to extreme stressors in my life. Extreme. When I realized it, I looked at it as a positive and said "ok, i'm going to roll with this and start fresh"...that applied to multiple areas of my life. After a few years of just kind of floating with that, I was maintaining just fine maybe even losing a smidge. However, when I got into a serious relationship, I got "comfortable" and noticing things slipping a little. Don't ya hate that??? Anyway, that (and a friend who is paleo) is what led me to look at changing my habits in a more sustainable way that was based on health and feeling better. Don't get me wrong, I want to drop about 15 pounds from where I am right now and get more toned. Feeling better, for me, is emotional-visual-physical. When I slipped this past weekend (even though it wasn't really much of a slip) I got back into that negative space and felt awful. Even the next day I struggled with feeling that way and knew I had to nip it in the bud before I went into the "screw it all" space. haha

                Anyway, long story to get to my point. Food can have some interesting associations attached and it is very hard to get past them sometimes. Even 3 months ago, I would have never thought I'd get so awful feeling from a few potatoes, 2 brownies, and some sweet potato fries. Now that I finally started to lose and feel better about myself, I was beating myself up for ruining it! which is silly. I originally started this post looking for someone to help with the physical "too full" feel. But some of the responses got me thinking of the other aspects also that I need to work on overcoming.

                I'd love to hear from some others who have maybe gone through similar!!! And thanks to everyone so far!!!

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