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Throwing up all night and disgusted by fat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hi there. 5'1" female, 107lbs here.

I've been low-carb/gluten-free for more than 2 years and I recently discovered paleo and decided to go on a strict paleo diet a few days ago. I cut out rice, fruits, and nuts so I could lose weight. I've been eating more eggs, animal fats in the form of lamb fat, and am eating my usual veggies that I love. Last night I made a soup with lamb ribs and some vegetables and took out the lamb ribs and baked them in the oven. There were pieces of fat left over in the soup which I ate.

A couple hours later before bed my stomach hurt SO much. I rushed to the bathroom to throw up but nothing because it was hours earlier and I had taken a walk already. I forced myself to sleep after about half an hour but then I woke up at least 2 more times in the middle of the night but no throwing up. It's now the morning and I still feel crappy :( The thought of anything fatty is making me cringe right now.

Could anyone give me a possible explanation? I want to also add that since I've been strict paleo, I've lost a lot of my appetite which is great so I'm eating less too.

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Copius is usually spelled copious. I think Copius discovered something important in the 1400's.

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(10611)

on March 19, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Stay away from rancid bacon. You won't even want to think about fat for a week.

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Yes, I think you're right after re-reading her question.

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on March 19, 2012
at 05:40 PM

This seems highly likely..

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on March 19, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Key point, although many people sans gall bladder can still eat copius amounts of fat. I just used "copius" and "sans" in a sentence in case you didn't notice.

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on March 19, 2012
at 03:35 PM

She also said she's been increasing animal fats since going paleo. I'm just saying she might have overdone it on the fat.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on March 19, 2012
at 03:08 PM

She said she had been low carb for two years already.

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Lol. Usually people get diarrhea from eating too much fat. Is vomiting also a side effect? I'd say stomach bug/food poisoning is a more likely explanation...

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Food poisoning or you are not able to process that much fat. if you want to eat high fat, it's best to ramp up slowly so that your digestive system can get used to it. Your body will have to produce more bile salts to handle the extra fat. Personally, I would just say eat some fruit/rice/nuts - your weight seems fine.

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on March 19, 2012
at 12:32 PM

just a side note - are you sure you need to lose weight? at 5'1", 107 lbs, maybe your goal should be toning or adding muscle instead.

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D469fa925c3d1e26eb795a20bcd18c27

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Simple food poisoning?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 19, 2012
at 05:40 PM

This seems highly likely..

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on March 19, 2012
at 12:29 PM

Ummm, you might just be sick... and if not there's no rule that you have to go low carb paleo. Follow your body and if you keep barfing, maybe you should see a doctor.

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1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:35 PM

Sounds like you have a bug of some sort, and are disgusted by fat by virtue of having vomited very recently. Stay hydrated, eat stomach-gentle foods when you can, and see a doc if your illness persists!

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Eef7410b1833d4f056b3ff190ce95753

on March 19, 2012
at 01:56 PM

It's probably not food poisoning or a stomach bug. The same thing happened to me a couple of times when I was first transitioning to LCHF. You probably went too high in fat too soon. Keep in mind that your body isn't used to taking in really high fat meals and that you need to transition to high fat. slowly. Raise your fat intake at a slower pace you'll avoid the problem again, I would expect. You also might want to have your gallbladder checked out - there could be stones causing blockages, particularly if you had quick weight loss in the past.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on March 19, 2012
at 03:08 PM

She said she had been low carb for two years already.

Eef7410b1833d4f056b3ff190ce95753

(40)

on March 19, 2012
at 03:35 PM

She also said she's been increasing animal fats since going paleo. I'm just saying she might have overdone it on the fat.

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:48 PM

Do you still have your gall-bladder?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 19, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Key point, although many people sans gall bladder can still eat copius amounts of fat. I just used "copius" and "sans" in a sentence in case you didn't notice.

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(10611)

on March 19, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Copius is usually spelled copious. I think Copius discovered something important in the 1400's.

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(294)

on March 19, 2012
at 12:15 PM

I think your body is telling you it doesn't want so much fat.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 19, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Lol. Usually people get diarrhea from eating too much fat. Is vomiting also a side effect? I'd say stomach bug/food poisoning is a more likely explanation...

Medium avatar

(294)

on March 19, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Yes, I think you're right after re-reading her question.

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on March 19, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I'm guessing food poisoning. It doesn't sound like that much fat to be considered extreme, and the thought or smell of fatty foods usually nauseates me when I do have food poisoning or some other stomach bug.

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:30 PM

It sounds like you are terrified of eating "fat" based on the ingrained fear that dietary fat means body fat. It's not true. You are also pretty small and adding muscle will do more for your appearance than losing weight would. Practice relaxation techniques and try to trust your body to pick the right nourishing food.

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:20 PM

lol sounds like you have stomach bug. and why are you losing weight? are you kidding me? put on some muscle!

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:43 PM

Has happened to me many times with beef and pork fat! I have always thought that the fat was overcooked / rancid. I stopped cooking it in the pan and started it in the crockpot - no problems since.

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on March 19, 2012
at 02:50 PM

You don't need to eat fat straight. I wouldl keep the fruit and white rice for awhile and possibly ramp down on the white rice over time.

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