I made some not too good choices, mostly Lindor dark and not so dark chocolate truffles and didn't limit my calories at all, all last week. I too felt bloated and bigger somehow. So on the 26th went VLC for a few days with only salad greens for carbs and back to my usual exercise routine.
Now I'm back to my pre-holiday shape and my appetite is considerably lower.
I lost over Thanksgiving, I lost over Christmas- I gained a lb on New Years Eve (alcohol carbs...). It'll drop off soon.
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012
I ate like a pig for 2 days. Cookies, candy, pie, noodles the whole thing. Put on a few pounds but it is all gone now plus another pound on top of it. No big deal to me, it's a journey not a sprint for me.
i just destroyed myself. i had 12 days of vacation and ate a ton of non-primal food every single day. at first it was just to celebrate the holidays...then it became an experiment of sorts. i wanted to see what it would take for me to put on some noticeable fat (plus it's not like i was all that lean to begin with). well, i gained some fat for sure. now, i get to play around with how my body loses fat. also, i have a theory that i'm going to bust through any plateaus i had before the holidays.
here are a few things i learned:
i can stupidly, blindly eat whatever and however much i want for two weeks and still fit into my clothes...although they're tighter
i have no food intolerances, but could have some acid reflux issues to keep an eye on
no SAD food tastes as good as most primal foods
eating/moving primally keeps me from getting sick
it would be remarkably easy to stay primal during the holidays.
gaining fat quickly sucks
prediction: i will lose fat quicker and easier than i gained it.
I either went for pleasant hikes or I sat out in the sun all day reading. I ate whatever I wanted, all primal with the exception of chocolate and champagne. I probably gained some weight, of course. I'm no Knifegill.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.