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How do you recover from a cheat/binge/...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2010 at 7:39 AM

Let's say you binged or cheated, for whatever the reason ;-), and let's say the binge consisted of all the things you normally avoid: some grains, too many PUFAs, too many carbs and probably some additives and conservants too.

Do you know (or have experience with) a way to recover from this binge, as good and as fast as possible?

Do you

  • fast?
  • workout brutally, but short?
  • eat sticks of pastured butter and drink cod liver oil from the bottle?
  • sleep it off?
  • call it carb cycling or feasting?
  • blame it on somebody else?
  • not care at all?
  • all of the above?
  • do something else?

Thanks

(edit) See the answer of Gilliebean for more information on the same topic/question

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on December 31, 2011
at 01:25 PM

A familiar story, especially after vacation or celebration, this may be of help: http://wp.me/p1Mu6m-CB

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on April 06, 2010
at 05:50 PM

No problem. I like to keep information organized. ;)

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on April 06, 2010
at 04:06 PM

thanks gilliebean!

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on April 06, 2010
at 12:37 PM

By the way, I don't cheat/binge very often, and if I do, I don't worry about it too much, and probably add a fast. Also, I am reminded of the fact why I don't eat grains.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on April 06, 2010
at 03:26 PM

This question has already been discussed:

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on April 06, 2010
at 04:06 PM

thanks gilliebean!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on April 06, 2010
at 05:50 PM

No problem. I like to keep information organized. ;)

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on April 06, 2010
at 12:22 PM

Well, after I've come out of my 'carb' or 'sugar' coma....I drink lots of water to help flush out my system and redeem myself with a trail run and get back to clean Paleo eating. Don't beat yourself up when you fall off the Paleo wagon, just hop back on. The Paleo Gods will forgive you. ;-)

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on April 06, 2010
at 10:07 AM

i try to make sure i do more things i really enjoy, that relax me, because the binge was probably brought on by stress.

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:53 AM

The few times I've cheated, I've countered it with the same regimen of exercise and diet that I've followed before. I feel that given how good we are with our bodies by following the PD, the rare hiccup is not going to affect us severely. Just keep on keepin' on. :)

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on April 06, 2010
at 02:10 PM

Get back on track as soon as possible but try not to worry about it.

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on April 06, 2010
at 02:12 PM

After the current holidays and some stressful events recently I found myself eating a lot of bread. I gained about 5 lbs in a week. This was the worst fail I've had. I drank a lot of water, went VLC and exercised. Most of the weight was water retention from the gluten. I have never peed so much in my life. In 2 days the 5 lbs are gone and my energy level is back up.

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on April 06, 2010
at 01:37 PM

After I binge I def try and drink alot of water and try to eat very strict. I will also add some brutal WODs in those following days. With me it is just a mental game about getting myself feeling better after the binge.

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on April 06, 2010
at 09:20 AM

Usually a combo of fasting and brutal exercise. Hardly an ideal solution but helps me remember why I don't binge eat when I can help it.

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C534cb215f9d03b75e8961ff88ea9837

on December 31, 2011
at 01:26 PM

A familiar story especially after vacation or a celebration, this may be of help:http://wp.me/p1Mu6m-CB

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