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  • What do you do after a non-paleo day or two?

    so, my birthday just passed and for really the frist time since going full paleo in november i had a pretty bad couple days.

    historically i have had what i call a non-paleo day (i dont like the word cheat because i am trying hard to to avoid the concept of this being a "diet") maybe once every six weeks where i indulge in a favorite, likely pizza.

    Sadly, i just had 3 bad pretty bad days in the last five. I got on the scale and was flabergasted with a ridiculous gain, but realize a lot of it will come back out quick, body holding onto excess water from high salt intake, carbs sticking around etc.

    What do you guys do if you fall off? I know some of you seldom do, but i am sitting here a bit on the bummed side and considering an IF for the rest of the morning/afternoon and chugging some water.
    SW 333 PBSW 308 CW 291 LW 254 GW 220

  • #2
    Lots of water....and head to the gym......


    • #3
      I usually do a fast the next day and skip breakfast/lunch and drink a bucket load of water.

      also make sure you get a decent night's sleep.
      2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

      2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

      Train hard, eat well and love life


      • #4
        i have racquetball this afternoon so that will help my psychi a bit. water is on going in stat

        i couldnt sleep at all last night. all the ridiculous food gave me horrible indigestion and stomach cramps lol
        SW 333 PBSW 308 CW 291 LW 254 GW 220


        • #5
          I try to have a weekly meal plan made out each Sunday and if I stray from it I will usually try to figure out what caused me to stray and come up with better solutions for the next time I am in that or a similar situation, then I up my H20 consumption for a day or two to help flush the system and get back on the eating plan ASAP.
          “There are only two options regarding commitment, You’re either in or your out. There’s no such thing as life in between.” – Anonymous

          "Das Beste oder nichts" - Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler


          • #6
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!


            • #7
              oh i understand that it is just a hiccup in the road but was just wondering what other people do, how they feel, what their jump start back into things plan was. thanks so far guys
              SW 333 PBSW 308 CW 291 LW 254 GW 220


              • #8
                Even if I feel poorly (bloating and slowed digestion), I just go back to normal. I don't want to deprive my body of any missed nutrients or fuel while it's struggling with the poor food choices I made.
                Depression Lies


                • #9
                  I don't eat the next day, at all. That usually gets rid of all the extra glycogen and bloatedness.

                  Note, I've been cheating one night a week for the 5 weeks I've been in Italy. The good thing is that it is alcohol which gets burned up first and I walk to and from town which is 9km each way up steep hills.


                  • #10
                    and a student just gave me a whole pizza cuz they thought my birthday was today. i gave most of it away
                    SW 333 PBSW 308 CW 291 LW 254 GW 220


                    • #11
                      Nothing out of the ordinary. I go back into my routine, as if nothing had happened. You're probably bummed because, despite not referring to it as a "cheat" day, you're considering it some kind of failure. I can't really give any advice on how not to feel that way, other than "don't." It isn't a dead end where you have to turn around and go back, it's a detour that just takes you along the scenic route.


                      • #12
                        The last time I felt crappy from eating I had done a carb refeed you were supposed to eat on top of the other food you had already eaten. I felt almost nauseated that night, then wasn't hungry the next day. I had a snack at dinner and decided that WOE wasn't for me.


                        • #13
                          Slaughter a lamb in front of a grok idol then eat it raw. The lamb not the idol.

                          Relax, you won't go to wheat hell.

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                          • #14
                            After a particularly bad day, i.e., plate of gluten free spaghetti (usually rice, quinoa, corn pasta mixes), I will fast for the next day until dinner and eat a small dinner. Stuff like a plate of spaghetti can seriously make me feel full for 2 days.
                            Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.

                            Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
                            Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
                            Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2

                            26lbs lost since cutting the crap.


                            • #15
                              Physically: nothing drastic. 3 days out of the 1000s remaining is nothing. I might accommodate the diminished appetite by reducing portions slightly or a leisurely walk/bikeride.

                              Mentally: I strongly advise against the "crime and punishment" head trip. IMO any sort of recovery/atonement mechanism only makes us more vulnerable to future misbehavior. Better to live with our choices 100% of the time.

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