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    what's the best way to recover from a few days off the blueprint?

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    I was thinking about Mark's advice about preparing for a cheat day before it happens. However, after this weekend's most decidedly non-primal living for me, it's a bit late for me to "prepare" myself for it.

    I came up with two decidedly different steategies for coping with the recovery and wanted to see what you guys thought. I could also take suggestions for other possibilities that I may have missed. I need to get back on to things right away because I feel like crap.

    Option 1: Get right to the primal eating. Don't give your body a break. Go straight into healthy primal meals to regenerate and refill depleated nutrient levels and get healthy fats to counteract increased inflammation and aid in readapting to fat burning?

    Option 2: Take a break. Your body needs to heal and recover after eating so unhealthy for a few days like you did! Time to start a fast for a few days, let your body get the rest it needs, let your pancreas take a break from producing insulin at constant full tilt. Also, let your body get adjusted to living on a more reasonable caloric intake.

    So, which option do you think is the best and will help me get back on track the most quick? Is there another strategy I could take which I haven't considered?
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    just eat
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    just eat
    But I did all weekend! That's how I got into this mess!

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    if you want to properly punish yourself then, flog not fast
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    It's not about punishing myself. It's about finding the right strategy that will allow my body to recover most quickly and optimally.

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    then that would be eating meat and veggies. a weekend cheat may have stressed and inflamed you, fasting is another stresser
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    then that would be eating meat and veggies. a weekend cheat may have stressed and inflamed you, fasting is another stresser
    Spot on there :-)
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    If I have a bad day where I engorge in a bunch of "no-no" a 18-24 hour fast gets me back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    then that would be eating meat and veggies. a weekend cheat may have stressed and inflamed you, fasting is another stresser
    How is fasting a stressor, BO?

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    Personally, I think that fasting is a terrible idea after a cheat.

    Last thing you want to do after breaking from Primal eating is deprive yourself, get hungry and binging on non-Primal foods. That's a lot more likely to happen than anything, and kinda sounds like the beginning of a binge/restrict ED - you don't want that. You're better off just getting back on track and enjoying a good Primal meal and carrying on from there, IMO.

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