I was eating paleo, my mother passed away and food was provided by friends/family. So Paleo food was out last week.
A good deal of wheat, sugar, etc ended back in my diet last week.
I was considering Fasting for a minimum of 24 hours, Black Coffee, Tea, and Water only...to help kick things back off.
Is this a good idea, or just a waste?
Either way. Sometimes my stomach is bloated enough to not wanna eat for a whole day after eating crap. If not just make your next meal Primal and move on from there.
I'm not sure why people feel they have to fast after going off track. I would think it would be harder to fast if you have been nourishing your body poorly for several days. I'd get back on primal eating first and then add IF back into your routine. If you're genuinely not hungry, then sure, fast, but you don't have to do some sort of purge or penance just because you ate some non-paleo foods.
Also, adding a stressor while you are already grieving a death is probably not a good idea. Fasting is good when your day-to-day cortisol levels are reasonable, but if you're already dealing with the loss of a parent, you want to be as gentle with your body as possible.
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