I believe the majority of the symptoms people feel after "cheating" are psychological. Sure, some people are physically affected, but I think a lot of people are focusing on feeling lousy because they think they did something wrong a la the placebo effect. I bet if I cooked a meatloaf with ground beef in it and wheat bread crumbs without telling them, most people wouldn't feel nearly as bad as if they knowingly ate a slice of wheat bread with the meatloaf. What's the solution?
Never cheat. I never cheat. Yep, every time I eat something non-Primal, it's completely planned. It's not cheating if you knew you were going to eat it.
Right now, I'm eating a 3 pound cornbread with skim milk. I knew it was coming, so I fermented the corn for 36 hours in yeast and kefir - properly prepared cornbread. Guess what? No bad feelings, no upset stomach, no insulin crashes...I actually feel great, and I'm totally okay with it. Okay, the skim milk is making me gassy, but I knew that going in. I need a carb source to drink without fructose or fat, so skim milk is my best option. Besides, it's organic, local grass-fed skim milk.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 09-30-2011 at 09:46 AM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.