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    I fell really badly yesterday. Had 5 beers, 3 slices of pizza and a Caesar salad with croutons and trashy dressing. I evidently underestimated the non-primal hangover because I feel like crap today. It's amazing what a carb overload does to you once you've been low-carb for some months.


    Any tips to get my metabolism back on track faster?

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    I don't think there's a lot you can do to speed up the process other than get 100% back on Primal as soon as you can.


    I believe Mark mentioned that the longer you're Primal and the more dedicated you are, the easier and faster your body will recover from such wagon falls, but I think you're just kind of at the mercy of your body and its ability to reach homeostasis. Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about and could be totally wrong!


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    Go do a really intense, short workout that makes you sweat like crazy. Works for me.


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    I'm thinking of IFing until dinner, and break the fast with something Paleo, like a big steak and greens. A short workout sounds like a good idea as well.


    But but then it's Friday in NYC. I really wish booze was primal...

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    I went through something like that about a month ago. Worse than any drinking hangover I ever had. I just sorta curled up in a ball and slept it off for a day. I don't think I even really ate anything. Tea though. Tea always makes me feel better.


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    hair of the dog.... just kidding. I second he workout idea. I always feel worst when I veg out.

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    Serial, I feel ya living in NOLA... there is not one single social situation in which booze isn't a focal point here. In fact, it's Friday afternoon and most people are out drinking their lunch!


    I fell off the primal wagon during Memorial Day weekend. I was bloated, hungover (from both carbs and ethanol) and felt like crap. You have to get back on the wagon immediately.


    Go for a workout. Get some fluids in your system. Eat a nice primal dinner and do some IF. Stuff you would normally do, except the fluid loading and you will get back up to speed, but it will take some time.


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    I'm thinking of sticking to scotch in the rocks or some other good distilled drink.


    annadragon NOLA is on the top of my traveling list. A very good friend is from there and can't wait to see it in person, especially the architecture, music scene and cemeteries. And the cuisine has a great reputation too.

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    I was going to post a question that may be related.


    After such a binge or even a minor incident (2 slices of bread, 1 slice of pizza)is there something that could flush the carbs and sugar out of the system and have the body start using fat again as a fuel? I'm not referring to a chemical product. For example, would a 45 minute walk burn up the carbs? Would a session of HIIT do it? Would 8 hours of IF?


    Have I framed the question right? As a primalist, we want the body to utilize the fat as fuel, correct?


    Any thoughts?


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    Bruno, I'm no expert but I'm thinking that IF combined with some exercise (maybe sprints or weight training?) would sufficiently "reset" your body to burn fat.


    Just a guess... looking forward to other people's more educated responses though.

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