This is actually my first post on the MDA forums (I've lurked for months now) so let me intro this.
I'm currently 16 years old and I started a diet about 6-7 months ago. I was 174 pounds and very unhappy with my body at the time. Naturally, I asked my bodybuilder brother how to lose weight, and shortly went on my way doing a CW calories-in, calories-out diet. After losing about 10 pounds, I hit a pause in weight loss and looked for answers. My mother (who has been into Low-Carb style diets for a very long time) let me read her old copy of The Primal Blueprint. I burst through it in a few days and instantly converted to Primal living (barefoot walks in nature, Crossfit, Sprints, eating MEAT AND VEGGIES) and lost another 8 or so pounds in addition to many other health benefits. After about a month (and a stressful move), I had another pause in weight loss. It took me quite a few weeks to realize that I had to crack down on the carbs/fruit and incorporate extended I.F. eating habits. Well, I finally hit 149.8 lbs and 14.6% bodyfat yesterday, and this went along perfectly with my plan to start "bulking" up after Thanksgiving (even if I can do many more dips now, my bench press is lower than it was in the fat days).
Last night, however, I was out with family and binged on McDonald's, Cookies, Peanut M&M's, the works. This morning, I had a several thousand calorie carb-fest and will do so again shortly (for the actual Thanksgiving meal - the entire family is NOT Primal). My question is this:
What is the best way to recover from this all? I was considering doing an extended fast (24-48 Hours, seeing as I'll have consumed around 10,000 Calories today) but don't want to do so if it's not the right thing to do. Obviously I'd like to lose.... SOME of what I'm about to gain, but I don't want to obsess over it for days. Several members of my family already think I have some kind of eating disorder as it is. Any advice on how to recover from extreme binges?
Thanks in advance.
-Matthew (Grok On!)