It seems to me that humans seek novelty and this doesn't seem to be a bad thing, the problem comes from "bad" novelty (wheat, legumes, goitrogens, risky behaviour etc.). Why can't a binge day of Primal approved ingredients be "good"?
I see many post post talking about how bad the next day or week was after a "cheat day" of eating doughnuts, pizzas and beer. Why not eat a couple of bars of dark chocolate or maybe more than 1,2 or gasp 3 glasses of wine or hell, even cocktails? Or how about that risotto you've been dying to try or the fantastic new tapas restaurant that is gluten friendly and has amazing flourless chocolate cake. This has occurred by accident in the past and I "expected" the food hangover, but I actually felt amazing and the next week was great. Though if I overindulge regularly throughout the week (usually too many consecutive wine days) I definitely feel like garbage.
Could a cheat day (or novelty day) of primal approved foods be a good thing and satisfy a sense of curiosity/novelty seeking that I also believe to be "primal"? Could this be a good hormetic stress that keeps the body engaged in the health enhancing process, while minimizing steady "little" cheats that are health sabotaging?
Last edited by LaoTzu3s; 06-06-2013 at 10:03 PM.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts