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Saturday binge - didn't touch my fasting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Hello!

Normally I eat VLC, but I had a binge last saturday, with 1L Coca Cola and some fries. I still don't get it though, as I've still to experience any problems related with the binge. The sunday after - yesterday - i continued fasting, and the same goes for today. I still don't feel hungry, as I might have expected I would, after eating carbohydrates.

So what I'm thinking is that my body just got a carb overload that it couldn't handle, so most of it just got the day after, without getting into my blood?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 15, 2013
at 06:41 PM

*you can give thanks for your body's adaptability* Bingo. :-)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 15, 2013
at 06:40 PM

@He-Man said he ate *1L Coca Cola and some fries*. We're talking most likely less than 1000 calories worth of low quality food, with probably 1/3 of the calories as sugar-drink (~108g carb, ~400C), and 2/3 of the calories as fried potato (~65g carb, 600 calories, poor oils). I eat more carbohydrates per day than that -- which will in the end spike my sugar levels just as high as the liquid-crap and fried potatoes, just not as fast. Even if it was 3x the fries, that's still not a lot of carbs for an active person. "Agents of chronic disease" need to have acute symptoms now? What did I miss?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 15, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I'd also add that aside from the language issue, I think this is a worthwhile question. We talk about the disastrous effects of sugar and carbohydrates and liquid calories, so why doesn't He-Man feel messed up? What are the reserves that help buffer the body against an occasional sugar assault?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 15, 2013
at 06:25 PM

@He-Man: we're not coming down on you specifically; there's just been a movement lately to stop using the term "binge" to refer to ordinary overeating or poor nutrition. There are some people on here with serious, health-threatening compulsive eating issues and it's important to be able to tell the difference.

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on April 15, 2013
at 06:03 PM

Complex, adaptive system to maintain homeostatis

Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

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on April 15, 2013
at 05:41 PM

lol seriously. It's not a binge until you're so sick from overeating that you can't decide which is stronger, the urge to puke or the urge to keep shoving Oreos in your mouth.

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on April 15, 2013
at 04:18 PM

maybe my favorite answer ever...

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on April 15, 2013
at 03:10 PM

...and life goes on

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 15, 2013
at 02:55 PM

This is not a binge. This is simply eating a shitty meal.

Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

(4292)

on April 15, 2013
at 05:41 PM

lol seriously. It's not a binge until you're so sick from overeating that you can't decide which is stronger, the urge to puke or the urge to keep shoving Oreos in your mouth.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 15, 2013
at 06:25 PM

@He-Man: we're not coming down on you specifically; there's just been a movement lately to stop using the term "binge" to refer to ordinary overeating or poor nutrition. There are some people on here with serious, health-threatening compulsive eating issues and it's important to be able to tell the difference.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on April 15, 2013
at 04:18 PM

maybe my favorite answer ever...

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on April 15, 2013
at 03:10 PM

...and life goes on

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 15, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I'd also add that aside from the language issue, I think this is a worthwhile question. We talk about the disastrous effects of sugar and carbohydrates and liquid calories, so why doesn't He-Man feel messed up? What are the reserves that help buffer the body against an occasional sugar assault?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 15, 2013
at 06:40 PM

@He-Man said he ate *1L Coca Cola and some fries*. We're talking most likely less than 1000 calories worth of low quality food, with probably 1/3 of the calories as sugar-drink (~108g carb, ~400C), and 2/3 of the calories as fried potato (~65g carb, 600 calories, poor oils). I eat more carbohydrates per day than that -- which will in the end spike my sugar levels just as high as the liquid-crap and fried potatoes, just not as fast. Even if it was 3x the fries, that's still not a lot of carbs for an active person. "Agents of chronic disease" need to have acute symptoms now? What did I miss?

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72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 15, 2013
at 06:29 PM

For people who are relatively young or haven't abused their bodies much, an occasional sugar assault isn't going to destroy you. The problem is more that glucose overload every day, over a long period of time, may lead to insulin resistance and all the problems related to that. That's when you stop being able to handle the occasional liter of coke.

If you were previously in ketosis, though, I'm not sure why you didn't notice any reaction. The VLCers I know positively brag about how awful they feel after indulging in carbohydrates. Perhaps it's an individual difference. If so, you can give thanks for your body's adaptability!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 15, 2013
at 06:41 PM

*you can give thanks for your body's adaptability* Bingo. :-)

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on April 15, 2013
at 02:47 PM

your body is probably just working properly, digesting and metabolizing the overload of glucose and balancing out your blood sugar. you should be thankful, continue with VLC eating when you get hungry and move on.

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on April 15, 2013
at 05:02 PM

On rare occasions I have a "planned indulgence". Usually for an anniversary or birthday celebration I'll allow myself to have something I don't normally eat, but in a controlled way--I eat a healthy, mostly clean meal, but I allow a few treats like polenta fries and a gooey dessert (our anniversary dinner at an upscale restaurant).

When I do this carefully, I don't have to feel awful afterward or have horrible cravings. Now, if ALL I ate was the polenta fries and the gooey dessert, or if all I ate was that plus more bad junk, then I would feel rotten the next day. But incorporating it into my lifestyle, instead of totally abandoning my lifestyle, works fine as long as it's rare and done carefully.

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