here are a few things i learned:
i can stupidly, blindly eat whatever and however much i want for two weeks and still fit into my clothes...although they're tighter
i have no food intolerances, but could have some acid reflux issues to keep an eye on
no SAD food tastes as good as most primal foods
eating/moving primally keeps me from getting sick
it would be remarkably easy to stay primal during the holidays.
gaining fat quickly sucks
prediction: i will lose fat quicker and easier than i gained it.[/QUOTE]
i did the same thing, i am back eating primal and feeling great just after 5 days. . .and it is nice to see the fat leaving already!
I gained about 6 lbs (since Thanksgiving) by eating whatever I wanted which included too many cookies, eggnog and other crap. I imagine that plenty of it is water.
Started a Whole 30 today.
On the upside.... I made myself sick of sugar. Oh, and eating gluten= back pain for me.
From Thanksgiving to this morning, I gained a pound. Fortunately, sweet toothery isn't my downfall - but I did overindulge on cheeses and firewater. Still and all, there have been holiday seasons where I gained 7 or 8 pounds, so I'm a happy camper.
I maintained; didn't eat one bite of grains the whole month. Sooooo boring, but I have other goals, not just weight stuff......
I actually lost weight and am closer to 100 now. Need to gain a couple. All my get togethers for the holiday took place at sushi restaurants where all my friends and I had tiny bits of fish.
[QUOTE=Graycat;1049548]I made some not too good choices, mostly Lindor dark and not so dark chocolate truffles and didn't limit my calories at all, all last week. [/QUOTE]
LOL! I did this exactly. Basically had 30 truffles in one day. Except I came back slightly leaner o.O
Improper carb refeed is still a carb refeed! :)
Went from 90% Primal to 70% over the holidays and gained a few lbs (168 up go 171). I ate a lot, grains in several pieces of pumpkin pie crust and way too many pieces of my wife's wonderful pumpkin loaf and dark chocolate rum balls, organic vanilla ice cream, chicken enchiladas, mashed potatos, lots of cheese, dark chocolate, red and white wine and even had a beer while watching football. On a positive note I IF'd most days until at least noon and ate a totally paleo breakfast, and did some good training which helped keep the fat gain to a minimum. Back to 90% Paleo/Primal as of today and will probably be back to my pre holiday weight in a couple of days.
[QUOTE=RichMahogany;1049566]Don't those have gluten? I think I almost got sucked into one of those things but there was an ingredient that stopped me.[/QUOTE]
Dark Sweet Chocolate [Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Skim Milk, Milkfat, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Vanillin (Artificial Flavoring)], Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Palm Kernel), Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Vanillin (Artificial Flavoring), Caramel Flavoring. may Contain Traces of Peanuts/Tree Nuts.
This is on the blue ones. Bad! I guess I better stay away from that stuff from now on. I just ASSumed that since it's chocolate the worst ingredients in it would be the soy lecithin and sugar.
I've pretty much gained 4 lbs from september to now. I feel like my body just wants to store extra fat for the winter. I can't be too sure if it's fat since I go through weight fluctuations quite often. In any case I did eat non primal food during the holidays and boy did I pay for it.