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    Fell off the wagon over Thanksgiving. Fast to get back on?

    The title says it all. Will a 24 hour fast get me back on track? Thoughts?

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    It will help - provided you are already comfortable fasting. Another alternative is to just dive back into how you ate and exercised before the wagon got away from you.

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    Another alternative is to just dive back into how you ate and exercised before the wagon got away from you.
    ^^This.

    I went to a buffet on T-Day and pigged out (mostly paleo stuff except for the desserts).

    Then on Friday, back to regularly scheduled programming.

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    Probably depends on how long and far you fell off the wagon!

    I tend to over-fat on the first day back on the wagon - the satiation then usually puts me into a natural fast without cravings on day 2. I'd be afraid heading straight into a fast while still being in sugar-burning mode would cause low-blood-sugar type physical discomfort!

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    If I were you (and I have been in your position, several times over) I would just dive right back in. No time like the present!!

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    A little fasting did the trick for me. I allowed a 24 hour free-for-all starting Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. I just threw in a fasting day Saturday and one planned for tomorrow on Monday, and I am back in action. The water weight from all the carbs is almost gone already.

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    sheit,
    I was off the wagon, off the reservation, and barely off the couch for the past 5 days,
    as mentioned above ,(John), I did keep away from carbs except for thursday,
    it's not a jail sentence, right ?
    unless I can't see the scale correctly i only gained a pound or 2,
    and I did get my sprint in this afternoon,
    monday is a new day,
    back to what we do,,,

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    I fasted 24 hours after Thanksgiving, but mostly because I truly wasn't hungry. I did eat a meal the following day at dinner, but it had been at least 24 hours since I had last eaten.

    It felt good.

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    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
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    A 24-hour fast (or even longer) will help you eliminate the crap from your body that you may have consumed this weekend. So from that perspective, it may be a wonderful thing to do.

    On the other hand, it may be extra hard to achieve because your body's blood sugar may be out of whack from the extra dose of carbs it recieved. So I would say go for it, but don't be angry or disappointed if you can't make it. The most important thing to do is to get back into your normal primal eaating habits first and foremost.

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    It depends on whether you've done it before. Starting from nowhere and right off a feast with no prior experience with fasting can be quite difficult for some people. It's difficult for me and I do it naturally, just because my body is used to getting food at certain times. If you can do it, sure, go ahead.
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