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carbs are making me sick :(

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Hey guys, I've been on the paleo diet since February 4th. Well I'm visiting a friend in Texas and they have all junk food. No protein nuts, vegetables or anything . I've stayed away from the junk food. Unfortunately theres no way for me to skip her moms home cooked pasta and carb filled dinners. I pack on whatever protein and salad( if she makes it) there is. I'm going.on.day two of being here and my stomach feels sick. Bloated, icky and gross. Any tips? Is this normal behavior for carbs being consumed or should I be worried ? I still have 4 more days here I don't want to feel sick the whole time :(

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:00 PM

Do the best you can. Maybe buy a bunch of premade meals (salads etc) at the grocery store and stash em at the house. Ditto on RichfrmTx solution...

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:21 AM

Okay. Thank you ! I bought some almonds today and fruit I could snack on aside from their stuff. Looking at their food makes me feel sick lol. Can't wait to go home and get back to my normal eating habits!

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Even if you can't find grass-fed whatever, at least get to a market and pick up ground beef or chicken. Eat some meat and veggies, tinned fish, whatever. Unless they are holding a gun to your head, you are not obligated to eat foods that will make you ill.

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:12 AM

So is it normal to feel gross and bloated after eating her meals? I've been searching for a trader Joes, whole foods, and lazy acres all day. My friend says they don't have one close to her house.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:58 AM

It is likely the gluten that is making you sick, not "carbs."

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I have noticed that if you tell people you are gluten intolerant, they let you get away with murder, because they don't know what the heck it is.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Maybe if she cooks rice? Maybe it is gluten that makes you feel sick?

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:09 AM

It's not the carbs.

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:48 AM

It sucks, the want to not eat anything she serves but it seems so impolite, huh? Just know that you're pretty well in to the paleo mindset, and it shouldn't take any more than a day or two to get back on track afterwards. Don't forget about the awesome feeling paleo brings.

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Explain your situation and go to the grocery store. Buy something you can tolerate like hamburger meat and eggs (if you are not allergic to them).

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:00 PM

Do the best you can. Maybe buy a bunch of premade meals (salads etc) at the grocery store and stash em at the house. Ditto on RichfrmTx solution...

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:53 AM

There is never a reason why you can't choose to eat the food. No one can force you to eat something you don't want to eat! It's not being difficult, I do it every day and get passed the annoying comments. Tell them you have a gluten intolerance (this isn't a lie) and avoid the food. Can you get to a store? Buy some veggies and just eat less for the remainder of the trip. Next time, bring probiotics.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:00 AM

What's stooping you from bringing your own food?

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on June 05, 2012
at 06:28 AM

Offer to cook some meals.... Without preaching, explain that you'd like to share some of your favorite recipes. You could broach the subject, but you are a guest and they are doing their best to be hospitable, so be kind.

Drink a lot of water and get whatever physical movement in that you can.

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on June 05, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Just say you're Celiac and move on to what will work for you. Good luck!

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