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    Stressing over 'blow outs'

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    I'm working on a Paleo based way of eating (notice how I didn't say "diet..."), purely for health benefits and food control. However, if, and when I do have a 'blow out' per say (and I will, I'm human, and I like food), I'm not going to get too stressed out about it. I do find it amusing that a lot of people who are attempting an alternative way of eating, discuss at depth, their opinions (educated or otherwise!) on 'this' and 'that' regarding nutrition etc, then in the next sentence, confess (with obvious guilt) their straying from the goal ie. eating 'non' paleo foods. I often wonder if people attempting paleo (or other), are doing themselves more damage, albeit emotional, by focusing sooo hard on 'being good', them making themselves sick with guilt and worry when they 'be human' sometimes. Please, relax! Be proud of your achievements, but don't worry so much if you have that piece of pizza, piece of cake, donut etc. It's not the end of the world. Climb back on the horse and continue. Because I guarantee, that you'll (including me) fall back off the horse again....and again. Big deal. (I'm sure if 'Grok' came across a 7/11 all those years ago, he wouldn't care if he went for the donut and ice cream, or stress out after it!!!!

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    I hear you. It bugs me when people make "confessions" about all the "naughty" foods they ate, like it's a moral issue.

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    It's different for everyone. I mean, if I eat a "piece of pizza, piece of cake, donut etc.", it may not be the end of the world, but it sure feels like crap for at least a day. I bloat up, fart like crazy and generally feel crappy for a day. Gluten does that to me. Others may not feel that way.

    Yeah, I agree that it's a little odd when people get so excited about thinking they're cheating, and I think some go a bit overboard about how precisely they think everyone has to follow the blueprint, but we're all dealing with different bodies and different environments, so we do what we have to do to get along.
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    Okay, let's call it what it is-- a binge

    blow outs happen, but they either involve old tires or the wrong end of a baby.
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    Is there really a "right" end of a baby for a blow out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudenveri View Post
    Is there really a "right" end of a baby for a blow out?
    LOL, only if there's bubblegum involved
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    I talk about what I eat that's paleo, so why wouldn't I talk about what I eat that's not paleo as well? I don't count calories or macros, so posting about what I'm eating and how it's affecting me is a helpful tool for me. Figuring out the reason why I hit the drive through after a fight with my boyfriend is helpful for me.

    I don't look at it as a confession. Just honestly documenting and trying to figure out what's effective for me personally.

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    Wide range of people here.

    We have people recovering from anorexia attempting to gain weight.
    We have people at their ideal weight, looking to sculpt their body and/or fine tune their athletic performance.
    We have people who are morbidly obese, fighting life long food obsessions and weight control issues.

    Every person is different.

    Although many can afford an occasional "blow out"... And, for some it may even be very positive... For others, it might be trigger them spiraling out of control into an early grave.

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    Mistaken and unhelpful, maybe. Amusing? Never.
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    Didn't mean to undermine anyone's motivation.....

    Thought I'd add this link as a friendly reminder (from the man himself);-

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