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  • Massive Primal FAIL Thread

    I'm an "80% primal" person, but it has made all the difference in the world to me. By "80% primal" I mean a rare cheat, a bit more dairy than is probably best, and a few beans now and again.

    By "all the difference in the world" I mean that giving up grains (particularly that Satan-plant WHEAT) means I'm off my dependency on asthma medications for the first time in three decades.

    This weekend we went to the beach in the SC low country. We went out for a lovely dinner. I cheated -- just a little, but I cheated. I had a some of my daughter's fried okra (just a little cornmeal on it couldn't hurt, right?) and an Irish Coffee for dessert (everything else had wheat and I didn't think to ask what kind of whiskey was in the drink they prepared).

    My lack of diligence rewarded me with TWO DAYS of asthma attacks severe enough that when I coughed I could taste blood. I'm guessing that the okra might have contributed and that the whiskey was "grain-based" rather than just "rye-based" meaning that wheat was included. In any case: a hard-learned lesson about how a "little cheat" can have HORRIBLE repercussions.

    So... What is your worst "primal cheat fail" story?
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    I gave up dairy just in hopes of losing weight but then discovered that I had a lactose intolerance that had been such a low level chronic thing, I thought it was normal. After zero dairy for several months, I saw some goat milk yoghurt and thought ooooh how cool I have to try that. Bad idea. I had gas that night so bad that the dog was offended.

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    • #3
      Would it be the "just one bite" delicious wedding cake that turned into a weekend binge ending with me sitting in the parking lot of the grocery store shoveling half a cookie cake down my face before getting ill enough I had to toss the rest of the evidence in the parking lot trash can before driving away to go to be and get back on the wagon in the morning?

      Love the thread title, lol.
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      • #4
        By "80% primal" I mean a rare cheat, a bit more dairy than is probably best, and a few beans now and again.
        Sounds higher than 80% to me. Hope you are doing well now.
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        • #5
          40 Chocolate bars over the past few days. I ended up trying the Grok squat crap.
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          • #6
            A six pack of some rich, sweet-ass, tasty beer... With one of the worst hangovers I have ever had the following morning.
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            • #7
              Nothing like the carb hangover after an Italian restaurant binge. I tried to be "good" by not eating wheat, but polenta and rice, wine, a gelato cup and a latte made me feel like I got hit by a truck the next day.
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              • #8
                Trying some very nice bourbon, and having the headache from hell the next day. Even my unhealthy coworker knew the carb content of THAT stuff. Ouch.

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                • #9
                  Thanks, Hedonist! I'm doing much, much better. I was able to do an hour-long "cardio-tennis" class last night without needing meds. Looks like I've mostly recovered, though I can still feel the damage to my lungs when I cough. It'll be all a bad (but instructive!) memory by the weekend.
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                  • #10
                    @paleobird: that had both my wife and I in stitches!

                    @MamaGrok: yep. One bite (or with wine, one glass) so easily turns into two... three.. and then "WTF was I thinking???" Funny how that works, isn't it?
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                    • #11
                      I guess I'm lucky, but after a dozen peanut butter cookies [I used to work in a bakery, and kind of have a baking problem. I bake often and give it away.] I had nothing more than a little itchy scalp, and of course a couple hours feeling sick from the sugar load.

                      It's kind of great though. It's a nice reminder how good foods don't make you feel uncomfortable and are pretty impossible to overeat. I used to feel sick from at least one meal a day.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DianeThePurple View Post
                        Trying some very nice bourbon, and having the headache from hell the next day. Even my unhealthy coworker knew the carb content of THAT stuff. Ouch.
                        I thought bourbon didn't have any carbs?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tsd View Post
                          I thought bourbon didn't have any carbs?
                          Real Bourbon doesn't, liqueurs however do (think Southern Comfort [21%] vs Maker's Mark [45%] )

                          many people confuse liqueur with liquor
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                          • #14
                            Your whisky didn't do anything. The distillation process removes any chance that Gluten is in the final product. Drink it guit free

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kenn View Post
                              Real Bourbon doesn't, liqueurs however do (think Southern Comfort [21%] vs Maker's Mark [45%] )

                              many people confuse liqueur with liquor
                              ...and Southern Comfort, for example, is a peach derived liquer on top of that. Real bourbon should be make from 51% corn or more.
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