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    Exclamation Going out for pizza tonight...

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    So my kids last day of school is today and they want to go to a pizza place for dinner. How could I say no? FWIW, this place is just pizza -- there are no other options -- but it is organic and cooked in a wood fired stove!

    My concern is that this is going to do to a number on my digestive system. I've been exclusively primal for a couple of months and have completely avoided grains and dairy in that time, so my system isn't going to know what hit it. I have no weight issues or underlying medical problems so I'm not concerned about that end of things. However, I want to join my family for dinner and not just sit there nursing a water or spend my evening in the bathroom.

    Anything I can do to prepare my GI tract for the onslaught of a couple of pieces of pizza? I was thinking about taking some probiotics. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Scrape the toppings and sauce off the bread? I know it's sacrilege, but I've seen many a celiac do it...
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    I may have come off the wrong way. I was assuming you had severe GI issues if you ate the crust. If that's not the case, have a salad before you go, and enjoy a splurge. Chalk it up to 20% and call it good.
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    I would just eat a large healthy snack/meal at home and then enjoy one slice without too much worry.

    That is probably not what you wanted to hear, but that is how I would handle it if I was concerned about digestive issues.

    FWIW, I have never had digestive issues and can go long periods of time with no grains and have no trouble if I do eat some. However if you did have digestive issues, you may not have the same luck as me.

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    Have a piece of pizza and enjoy it!

    Moderation is the key, maybe have a salad before you leave home to have a good "base load" in you stomache before you eat the pizza.

    Enjoy
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    If there is a way that the PB hurts a lot of people, it's that it makes them afraid of food.

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    enjoy the pizza and wash it down with a couple beers

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    Quote Originally Posted by andalus View Post
    enjoy the pizza and wash it down with a couple beers
    and be prepared for a day of constipation.

    I would say go for it, it wont kill you. If it makes you feel like shit then you will have a reason to react differently next time your in a pizza shop. Live (eat) and learn i guess...

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    Thanks everyone. I should add that I fully plan on eating the pizza tonight. This is not a guilt thing at all.

    @naiadknight: I may just eat the toppings. I like that idea!

    @dacec: Glad to hear you haven't had any issues. That's what I'm afraid of.

    @PrimalChild: I do fear the food, but only because I don't want to end up spending the evening on the toilet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalchild View Post
    If there is a way that the PB hurts a lot of people, it's that it makes them afraid of food.
    +1 If you're that concerned take a digestive enzyme or something pickled before you dig in and IF the next day. I'll knock off most of a large pizza once every couple or three months with no adverse affects. Stop worrying and enjoy your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalchild View Post
    If there is a way that the PB hurts a lot of people, it's that it makes them afraid of food.
    Yupper!

    Fear not and enjoy.

    (Caveat--I take my twenty percent pretty seriously!)

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