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    Birthdays????

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    Hey guys,
    Was just wondering how you approach family birthdays and gatherings???
    I'm off to my nephews birthday and there will be the obvious party food and cake.

    Anyone have cake and deal with the next day fatigue????

    I'm bringing a vegetable tray and a cheese and meat tray.
    Not sure if I should break down and have the cake or not ruin how great I feel and stay on plan.

    Thanks guys!!!!!

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    It depends on how good the cake is... For most people if you really want it, then have a bite.. but take this into consideration..

    How long have you been on PB?
    Do you still have cravings for SAD foods?
    Are you able to handle yourself with eating a SAD food without falling down the slope?
    Are you a celiac?

    You dont have to eat the cake you know if you dont want to eat it. I choose not to eat cake on several events and believe it or not have the time people don't even notice. There are tons of people that choose not to eat the cake, for several reasons. However if you want to relax and have fun and have some cake (like I did on my wedding cake).. then it would actually be better for your health to eat it then to stress and feel guilty about it.. got me?
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    Consider going carb free for a few days afterwards to get the blood sugar back in order. Plan to eat a lot of butter, vegetables and protein- 400-800 calories of butter plus protein and some vegetables to put the butter on. You could also make a big a$$ salad with a lot of olive oil and goat cheese. You must get the carbs out for a few days though to get the craving cycle under control.

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    my dad's 60th is next weekend. i'm eating whatever is there, including the cake.

    i'm going to see family, old friends, people i haven't seen in a while...that's way more important than foods to avoid. just kick back and have a good time, then get back to being primal when the party is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    my dad's 60th is next weekend. i'm eating whatever is there, including the cake.

    i'm going to see family, old friends, people i haven't seen in a while...that's way more important than foods to avoid. just kick back and have a good time, then get back to being primal when the party is done.
    this. I'll try to remember this when I celebrate my birthday; and see my family in California. I might induce a fast, a day or two before .

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    I'm already pretty carb free.
    My source of carbs is vegetables only.

    I eat protein, fat and veggies.

    Eeek I hope I don't feel too bad afterwards.

    Thanks guys!!!!

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    It depends on the cake. Most of them ordered for birthdays taste like crap with overly sweet icing and chemically enhanced sponge. I also don't like chocolate, butter cream etc. Now, if it is something home made with actual fresh flavor that tempts me (fruit!) and texture, I may be tempted to have a bit.
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    Honestly, I usually have no desire for a piece of cake. If I do though, then I have a small piece and don't worry about it.

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    If it's good cake, with butter, eggs, and buttercream frosting, I say EAT THE F*CK OUT OF IT.

    If it's store-bought, margarine-based frosting, ewwwww. Pass on it.
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    Doesn't work for the OP, but if you can make your own cake and you like chocolate I highly recommend:

    Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe | Key Ingredient
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