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Cheat day *gasp* gone wrong

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2011 at 7:11 AM

Hello! This is my first post on paleohacks!

So I have progressively adjusted my eating habits to the Paleo lifestyle and only up until last Friday night I decided to cheat (uh oh). A couple friends and I went to a local pub and we had a few good belgium beers. After we were done getting moderately drunk we hit up a korean bbq chicken place down the street. We went ahead got the standard fried (I know, I know) chicken, tofu soup, no rice, kimchi, radish side dishes. Now its been a long time since I had anything deep fried and I noticed that on the way home my stomach started to bubble. Pre-Paleo, my body always was full but I never experienced a stomach ache like I did the other night. Today I woke up and still had a stomach ache and throughout the day I felt constipated and un-routinely visited the bathroom at least 3 times.

It was almost like my body rejected the 'unhealthy' food I put in my body. Has my body gotten used to being fed non fried goods that anything that is non-baked or pan seared automatically sends a red alert? Needless to say I immediately went back to my standard eating habits and I hope all will be well come tomorrow once I get back on track. Has anyone experienced this in the past?

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on February 06, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Generally if you have a gluten issue you will feel full after the tiniest amount of food, whereas someone with no gluten issue can eat a "normal" amount of food.

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on January 28, 2012
at 12:56 PM

Too much fat? Are you daft? The only even slightly fatty item listed is the chicken, and only because it's fried. If anything, I'd think the quality of the fat would be more likely the issue here.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 03, 2011
at 08:36 AM

The aim is this: http://www.vitaminc.co.nz/pdf/ENDOTOXIN-AND-VITAMIN-C.pdf

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Never take antacids, btw !

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:28 AM

Thats vitamin c dude.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 03, 2011
at 04:49 AM

To be fair, I'm not sure I can give you specifics on how to test, as I sort of figured my gluten issue out by accident after being sick for a long time. (Long story..) But the general idea is to eliminate all gluten for around 30 days and then try adding it back in for a bit and see if there is a difference in how you feel. If you google "gluten elimination diet" there are lots of suggestions on how to do it. They can probably provide you more specifics than I can.

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Im really glad that I am not alone in this! I really believe that your body becomes sensitive to all those deep fried/crappy foods. Whats even scarier is that there are people whose bodies have become so accustomed to these types of food on a daily basis that they do not see what they are doing to themselves. Up until now, I had nothing to compare my pre-paleo ways vs post-paleo experiences. I am glad I did experience this so that I can now think twice before consuming any deep fried chicken. Lesson learned!

8b385b43418eb733063cf1890deba8aa

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:31 AM

What would be an example of this? Like an antacid before eating?

8b385b43418eb733063cf1890deba8aa

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:30 AM

How can you check if you have a gluten issue?

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on October 02, 2011
at 02:37 PM

This happens to me too! My last cheat day, which was last Sat night, I felt so bad Sunday that I NEVER want to do that again. I had a headache that left me miserable. All I had was battered and fried seafood.

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on October 02, 2011
at 02:31 PM

Eating real food makes you more sensitive to crap food. Everyone I know who has moved away from industrial and toward real food (whether "paleo" or not) has experienced this.

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on October 02, 2011
at 12:48 PM

This happens to me and my husband now. If I eat out and the food is cooked in vegetable oil, I feel a lot of bloaty/rumbly discomfort. I used to have an iron stomach pre-paleo, but I guess I'm sensitive now! I noticed it first when I decided to try a Carl's Jr lettuce wrap (felt horrible), but felt great after an Elevation Burger meal (grassfed and they use olive oil for their fries). I also notice it when I eat out for breakfast (I travel a lot) and the eggs are cooked in something other than butter. Digestive enzymes seem to help some.

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 02, 2011
at 07:34 AM

Could you possibly have a gluten issue? Beer and/or breaded deep fried whatever would certainly trigger that if it were an issue for you.

8b385b43418eb733063cf1890deba8aa

(31)

on October 03, 2011
at 01:30 AM

How can you check if you have a gluten issue?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 03, 2011
at 04:49 AM

To be fair, I'm not sure I can give you specifics on how to test, as I sort of figured my gluten issue out by accident after being sick for a long time. (Long story..) But the general idea is to eliminate all gluten for around 30 days and then try adding it back in for a bit and see if there is a difference in how you feel. If you google "gluten elimination diet" there are lots of suggestions on how to do it. They can probably provide you more specifics than I can.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on February 06, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Generally if you have a gluten issue you will feel full after the tiniest amount of food, whereas someone with no gluten issue can eat a "normal" amount of food.

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on October 02, 2011
at 06:22 PM

i now have that with a more immediate reaction; my tongue feels a faint burning that warns me to spit out whatever i am eating.

my cheat now consist of a frozen banana mixed with coconut milk, ground flax seeds and raw cocoa powder or sweet potato fries made with coconut oil.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 02, 2011
at 07:43 AM

Too much fat I think so is probable that you experience endotoxins (LPS). Take several grams of ascorbic acid next time, in several doses during the day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Never take antacids, btw !

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 08:36 AM

The aim is this: http://www.vitaminc.co.nz/pdf/ENDOTOXIN-AND-VITAMIN-C.pdf

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:28 AM

Thats vitamin c dude.

8b385b43418eb733063cf1890deba8aa

(31)

on October 03, 2011
at 01:31 AM

What would be an example of this? Like an antacid before eating?

062b2522636e92c90eab2cd08e5a7999

on January 28, 2012
at 12:56 PM

Too much fat? Are you daft? The only even slightly fatty item listed is the chicken, and only because it's fried. If anything, I'd think the quality of the fat would be more likely the issue here.

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