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  • I totally blew it.

    So, after one month of strict zero carb, near carnivore eating, I gave in... I have been extremely depressed lately and what started as a serving of organic dark chocolate for comfort ended up becoming...

    another serving... and another... and another whole bar
    a sweet potato
    a banana
    rice
    beans
    potato salad
    barbecue

    ~3000 calories

    oh goodness :'(

    I feel horrible. I took 800 grams of magnesium hoping it will... you know.
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  • #2
    Get back on the horse. Saturday was a bad day for me, it was raining outside, had no energy and made a tuna noodle casserole. Really missing my husband right now, 31 days to go (from a 6 month tour).

    I got back on the horse and am in the middle of a fast. All the carbs did a number on my stomach.
    SW: 235
    CW:220
    Rough start due to major carb WD.

    MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
    Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
    Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
    Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals

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    • #3
      Try eating a reasonable amount of quality carbs, rather than indulging in this fantasy that humans are meant to eat meat, meat, and nothing but meat. Follow your appetite, as long as it leads you to real food, you're fine.

      A sweet potato a day keeps the fructose at bay.
      “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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      • #4
        Bingetacular!

        Well, you know the drill. Back on the horse! This time with sufficient vitamin c. The depression could be regular existential despair or other psychological factors but if you're missing key nutrients you can pretty much expect disruptions in serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Nutrients are like jenga blocks and well, you get the analogy.
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        • #5
          Add a tiramisu and some organic lemon wafer cookies to the list...

          My stomach hurts so bad!!!
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          • #6
            I normally don't snack and normally keep my fruit to 2 pieces a day in the morning and for the last two days in addition to my usual 2 I've added multiple apple snacks (5 or 6, maybe) throughout the day in a display of complete and utter weakness. Now I've gone from boundless energy to lethargy.

            So I thank you for easing my self-disappointment
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            • #7
              Whatever, think about it averaged over the whole month - it's like you ate 96 extra calories per day. No big deal

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              • #8
                Don't beat yourself up too hard for one day's lapse. It happens. One oops will not totally derail your efforts. It may slow down your progress for this week, but not for next week. Start tomorrow renewed and excited about eating well so your body feels well.

                I've been eating primally for 5 months now. It gets easier and easier as you find more and more things that you can make that you love. I can now bypass bread with a meal and not feel deprived because of all of the delicious things I get to eat. I can skip dessert and not feel deprived or I can choose to indulge in a small portion of the dessert and not feel guilty about it because I know that I feel so much better when eating primally than I do when eating all the crap I used to so I don't fear that I'll make poor choices on a daily basis. I was so empowered when I realized that I felt amazing because of eating well, and I had the ability to continue to feel well based on my choices. I enjoy that control and how I feel each day. You will reach that point too, and when you do, you won't have another day like today :-)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
                  Try eating a reasonable amount of quality carbs, rather than indulging in this fantasy that humans are meant to eat meat, meat, and nothing but meat. Follow your appetite, as long as it leads you to real food, you're fine.

                  A sweet potato a day keeps the fructose at bay.
                  Good advise here stabby, zero carbs is not smart. Just meat will kill you. PB doesn't say anything about zero carbs. When you go to extremes in in kind of diet you will have a tendency fall off the wagon and binge. Remember the rule, 50-100 will give you steady healthy weight loss, 100-150 maintenance.

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                  • #10
                    You know what. I don't regret this. Let's stop the pity party. For ONCE during this period of living like a monk, there's nothing in the world that I crave... okay maybe a beer, which I will probably get in a few. But yes, I feel fucking great.

                    Thanks a lot for the support guys!!!
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                    • #11
                      Don't you think you were too strict with your diet? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something.
                      Height: 5'4" (1.62 m)
                      Starting weight (09/2009): 200 lb (90.6 kg)
                      No longer overweight (08/2010): 145 lb (65.6 kg)
                      Current weight (01/2012): 127 lb (57.5 kg)

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                      • #12
                        I don't doubt it.
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                        • #13
                          If you do decide to keep with the carnivore thing, just take a vitamin c supplement. The pervasive prejudice against vitamin c supplements around here is unfounded, mostly every study finds them safe and beneficial.

                          http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full...urcetype=HWCIT

                          That one pretty much puts to rest any nay-sayers. I take vitamin e now, although I don't really think I need more vitamin c, if I did I would just take a supplement.

                          There are some people whose genetics dictate that more carbs will be more beneficial than no carbs too. I think that there is -some- truth to metabolic typing.
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                          • #14
                            I'm eating a cup of parsley a day since yesterday. I make a juice out of it, put some raw liver in there, and drink it. Doesn't taste too bad. It's about 200% RDA of Vit C and a bunch others.
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                            • #15
                              Whoa I had never actually checked the nutrition facts for parlsey before, impressive! I suppose I had just never considered eating much of it at any one time. With plants it's usually a good idea to have some sort of a rotation to avoid developing allergies so maybe some kale, swish chard and other weed-like nutrient-dense plants might be a good idea too.
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