To be fair, I just took my annual week long trip to an all-inclusive (food and alcohol) resort in Mexico. This is my first year going Primal and I've been very successful, but I decided that for my vacation I was going to eat and drink whatever I wanted. With all the food choices I could have stayed Primal but what's the fun in that when you're on vacation? So I ate pasta, ice cream, maple syrup and bread every day. And of course had lots of sweet drinks. Exercise? Ha! Only if you count a leisurely swim in the ocean or across the pool to get another drink. By the end I think I gained all of two pounds, which were gone less than a week after we got back.
Originally Posted by fpsjosh01
This baffled me. Before going Primal I used to gain at least 5-8 pounds on my Mexico trips and it didn't come off easily. I had to pack two sizes of shorts because the smaller ones wouldn't fit me by the end of 7 days of pigging out. This year, I noticed a little extra bloat in my abdomen, but the teeny shorts I brought still fit fine on the last day. My only explanation is that before I was metabolically damaged, so the majority of the carbs I ate went to fat storage. Now they go toward energy instead. This year I did have plenty of energy all day - no naps required.
2011 - The year I went Primal
Start weight: 198 / Waist: 32"
CW: 158.5 / Waist: 28"
Supplements: Calcium and O-3 in AM. Natural Calm, Valerian Root Extract and sublingual Melatonin in PM (for lifelong chronic insomnia).