How long does it take to switch back from fat burner to sugar burner?
Primal is all about people switching to from sugar burner to fat burner. But once you're a fat burner, how long does it take to revert?
I've been in a depression funk for months, so I've been hitting the sugar pretty hard, chocolate and hard candy especially. (I still avoid wheat to prevent acid reflux). And yet it seems like two pounds is about all I can gain before I'm tired of sugar and I'm not hungry for it and I go back to being primal and the two pounds come back off in a week or so. I don't seem to get any reverse of carb flu or go back to sugar burner.
Has anyone cheated so much that they wacked out their metabolism again? How long did it take, and are there any signs to look for? It's like it's easy to go Primal and actually harder to go back.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.