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What to do when you've just eaten half a box of chocolates :((

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Created December 28, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Hey guys

So its a few days after Christmas and my grandma sent me some chocolates that i used to eat when I was young ( nostalgia) So i told myself I'd have one and offer to rest to some friends who are coming over tomorrow. It ended up being half a box! :( Now i feel so sick...

What should I do?

I've heard of fasting after a binge helps but if this is what I should do, for how long? and anything else i should know?

Thankyou!

  • Andrea

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on September 06, 2012
at 01:16 AM

<3 <3 <3 Grandpas <3 <3 <3

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:53 AM

Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss would disagree with you on the chocolate.

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:46 AM

It helps with indigestion/heartburn.Only thing is you shouldn't use it when you are overly full(6 course Thanksgiving dinner)It's more for when you eat a pile of something like chocolate candy that's quickly digested,but irritating.Dandelion tea and ginger tea are also good for tunny upset.

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on December 28, 2011
at 08:01 PM

At least you live up to your name.

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Oh duh! Must. Get. More. Coffee.

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:59 PM

I didn't down-vote but your "Bah, humbug" answer is not helpful. If humans were this easy to really mess up we wouldn't still be here.

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:55 PM

Lift Heavy Things!!

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Ahhh, what's the heck, let's finish the other half.

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:25 PM

I agree with this. I just did the same thing last night too! So I figure just *enjoy* that you had them, it's really an infrequent thing anyway, and I just keep eating normal from then on. I think fasting would just set me up for more trouble.

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:53 PM

What is LHT? (and why don't I already know...)

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on December 28, 2011
at 11:25 AM

baking soda in water? interesting...what does this do?

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:20 AM

You should smile :)

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on December 28, 2011
at 03:34 AM

As primal toad put it "move on"

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Oh, the things our parents teach us! Didn't you know, food = love? ;P And instead of Swedish Fish, it's spice drops and those gummy orange slices. Yikes. ^^;

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:42 AM

OMG me too. Those nasty sickeningly sweet things. It's so hard to overcome this childhood programming. I get taken down by the Swedish Fish more times than I will admit to but at least I can blame my mother.

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I think the worst thing that could happen is that you get a wicked tummy ache. :( I agree, just drink a lot of water and eat some veggies- it is no disaster.

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:11 AM

The same just happened to me with some Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries. They're absolutely rubbish, and are so sweet it makes my teeth hurt and my throat tingle. Yet, they're the candy of my childhood, and every Christmas, we had a box under the tree. I miss my family terrible fierce right now, and eating those candies made me feel a little bit closer to home.

I have a vicious tummy ache and the shakes from the sugar spike as a result. Fortunately, there's some chicken broth in the fridge. I imagine that if my appetite does return after this little episode (which it may very well do; I have a remarkable penchant for being able to eat after indulging in otherwise cloying foods) I'll sip on some broth with some sriracha and ride it out. I imagine any "hunger" I do get after this will be a sugar crash anyway, so something stabilizing will help me feel better. If I am genuinely hungry later, I'll probably nosh on some protein and fat -- anything but more sugar!

Tomorrow, I'll resume normal eating. Restricting after overeating simply sets me up for overeating again, so I'm forgiving myself and moving on.

I hope you feel better soon, too. :)

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:42 AM

OMG me too. Those nasty sickeningly sweet things. It's so hard to overcome this childhood programming. I get taken down by the Swedish Fish more times than I will admit to but at least I can blame my mother.

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Oh, the things our parents teach us! Didn't you know, food = love? ;P And instead of Swedish Fish, it's spice drops and those gummy orange slices. Yikes. ^^;

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:15 AM

Relax. You're human :)

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Your experience with chocolates is either:

1) A profound, compelling, gripping existential commentary on your life as a whole: your sense of self, your willpower, your values, your capacity to be open to the concerns of others, your ability to participate meaningfully in the human community. Comparable to the travails of Job in the Old Testament.

Or:

2) Just something you did, enjoyed momentarily, though feeling crappy at the moment.

I recommend #2. Sugar metabolizes, insulin normalizes. Old Man River? He just keep rolling along.

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:25 AM

Just eat like you normally would before you had the chocolate.

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:25 PM

I agree with this. I just did the same thing last night too! So I figure just *enjoy* that you had them, it's really an infrequent thing anyway, and I just keep eating normal from then on. I think fasting would just set me up for more trouble.

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on December 28, 2011
at 03:34 AM

As primal toad put it "move on"

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Happy Holidays! This is not a disaster--this is a funny anecdote.

Okay, if that seems insensitive I don't mean it that way; I just want to reassure you that next year you'll joke about this. Don't worry about fasting unless it's something you do as part of your normal routine. The normal routine part is what you'll need to settle back into a healthy long-term approach to your diet and life.

If you're not feeling your best, just eat/drink whatever healthy foods you find most comfortable and it'll pass over the next few days.

Even if the worst happens and you wind up gaining a pound or two :O just go back to what you usually do and it'll probably disappear on its own. If it doesn't, a week or two of sensible cut-backs or extra activity will take care of it.

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I think the worst thing that could happen is that you get a wicked tummy ache. :( I agree, just drink a lot of water and eat some veggies- it is no disaster.

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on December 28, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Count me in on the Queen Anne's. My grandpa (who had very little he could afford to give) bought everyone his own box each Christmas every year for as long as he lived. I haven't had one of those eye-poppingly sweet things in years but fight the urge to buy a box every Christmas. I can't speak from experience in this case, but indulging every once in awhile on some comfort food or something that reminds us of a special time in our lives is okay. Don't sweat it. Oftentimes, we find out the food/experience isn't all we thought it was cracked up to be. However, if it's just as great as you remember it, I say good. I might just eat one of those damn cherries this year. I miss my grandpa.

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on September 06, 2012
at 01:16 AM

<3 <3 <3 Grandpas <3 <3 <3

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on December 28, 2011
at 02:26 AM

Enjoy the delicious chocolates. Maybe finish the rest of the box, or give them away. When they are all gone, don't buy more chocolates, and eat sensibly. It's not a big deal.

As far as feeling sick goes, well good. That should put you off doing this again for a while. You'll feel better tomorrow. Think of it as a sugar hangover.

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on December 28, 2011
at 10:48 AM

I broke down and bought some leftover Halloween candy the first week of November.Didn't realize it was cross contaminated with barley malt and got "please kill me" sick for a week.I can't even look at a candy bar without getting queasy now.My girlfriend's chocolate covered cherries were safe this year. As far as the holidays go,the chances of you being perfect are slim to none.Most of us are going to eat and/or drink things we shouldn't.Relax,have some baking soda in water,rest up,and remember the lesson for the next holiday.

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on December 28, 2011
at 11:25 AM

baking soda in water? interesting...what does this do?

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:46 AM

It helps with indigestion/heartburn.Only thing is you shouldn't use it when you are overly full(6 course Thanksgiving dinner)It's more for when you eat a pile of something like chocolate candy that's quickly digested,but irritating.Dandelion tea and ginger tea are also good for tunny upset.

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:53 AM

Don't fast, just eat lots of low-carb veggies and get lots of water. Go for a walk and LHT. Take the rest of the box, put it in the freezer and give it to someone else tomorrow.

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:53 PM

What is LHT? (and why don't I already know...)

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:55 PM

Lift Heavy Things!!

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:16 PM

Oh duh! Must. Get. More. Coffee.

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on December 28, 2011
at 04:21 AM

Don't beat yourself up. I have little bags of Combos Cheddar Cheese Pretzels waaaay up in our cabinet. They're my "just in case" indulgence. So far they're unopened, but my husband (a non-Paleo) is leaving for a long trip next week and they're my comfort food when I get too wiggy. We all have our tipping point.

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at 02:36 PM

eat the other half

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on May 25, 2013
at 06:06 AM

Oy with the chocolates and superdelicious cakes & cookies that frequently punctuate Jewish get-togethers. And the holidays--don't get me started. I mean how much will power is a hard-core chocoholic human being supposed to have when someone plops down, on the table a double chocolate fudge/cake right in front of you, with its legs spread wide open (So to speak)? I am on a very strict diet consisting mostly of rice gruel (I shit you not.),trying to heal my depleted spleen & have been doing quite well. Until tonite. Big Shabbat services celebrating a synague's 25th anniversary. HUGE tables groaning seductively under step-pyramids of soft, fluffy, chewy, not too sweet chocolate bundt cakes, lemon cakes, pound cakes, I counted 16 different kinds of cookies. The cup cakes, the brownies, the chocolate covered peanuts, the gingerbread--oh somebody help me, help me. I ate until I was actually intoxicated & had to be led away by a lovely friend who questioned my ability drive safely post-binge. Now I'm drinking a lot of water, a lot of water. I thought briefly of getting my stomach pumped. Sigh. Now my abdomen is making some kind of 1950's swamp thing horror movie sounds. I am afraid to go to bed. My joints will most likely be sore & swollen by morning . I will have a headache. & I will wonder if it was worth it. It seemed so at the time, with my cheeks puffed out, my face smeared chocolate-brown & sticky. I feel as tho I just had unprotected sex.

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on December 28, 2011
at 11:12 AM

You screwed up big time. Chocolate takes ages to leave the digestive track. It ruins long time sexual performance for the sake of 5 mins of on-the-spot sexual desire you get from eating it.

Soy lecithin + milk are not suppose to be blended together, they wreck havoc on the body as time goes by. Milk solids, the sugar which have all gone rancid and are useless to the body at this point. Who knows what was in the chocolates you ate, care to post the ingredients so I can tell you how badly you SCREWED up eating them?

I use to be a chocolate addict but it ruined my life big time. I would get the worst brain fog, disgusting shitting sessions, girly arms, all for the sake of pleasuring myself with a tasty cheap sweet.

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:53 AM

Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss would disagree with you on the chocolate.

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on December 28, 2011
at 08:01 PM

At least you live up to your name.

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:59 PM

I didn't down-vote but your "Bah, humbug" answer is not helpful. If humans were this easy to really mess up we wouldn't still be here.

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