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Cupcake recovery

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 13, 2010 at 11:13 PM

So I've been paleo only 6 weeks. I cut all grains back in Oct 09, however. I had a cupcake today and I've been hitting the bathroom regularly. Is there any "antidote" for sugar and grain "poisoning"? sorry if this is TMI, but that's what you're here for, right?

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on February 15, 2010
at 03:47 PM

Thanks. This series is the best source imo: http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2008/08/11/part-1-what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-fast-energy-production/. Generally the concensus is that you can and should fast however's convenient, probably at least 15 hours to start hitting full benefits. You could either not eat one whole day, then eat normally the next (once a week, or whenever), or only eat within a 5-hour block every day and fast the rest of the day. It's all pretty simple, hence, no doubt, it's paleo appeal: just not eating for a while, then eating...

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on February 15, 2010
at 02:30 PM

GREAT Idea David. Only thing is I don't really know how to to "correctly" IF. I've read about others doing it but haven't found a definitive guide. Crossfit coaches didn't have an answer for me. Reading reccomendations? Say 24 hour fast to start? I'd LOVE to see a little guide. Thanks

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

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on February 14, 2010
at 12:40 AM

Phew, I'm so glad you "get" me. Makes me feel like I was doing something right too. B in Chi

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

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on February 14, 2010
at 12:39 AM

I just tried that stuff a few days ago for the first time. Thanks.

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at 12:25 AM

It's definitely the cupcake, and carmel choc I had with the kids. I think the grain, sugar, and dairy combo. Fish oil, check. Been increasing due to some hard workouts and soreness too. Thanks for responding!

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on February 14, 2010
at 08:09 AM

There's nothing like a good intermittent fast to sort you out after eating something bad. Allows the body to get to work repairing whatever damage is caused, upregulates autophagy, allows any hunger to reset and stops you binging.

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

(65)

on February 15, 2010
at 02:30 PM

GREAT Idea David. Only thing is I don't really know how to to "correctly" IF. I've read about others doing it but haven't found a definitive guide. Crossfit coaches didn't have an answer for me. Reading reccomendations? Say 24 hour fast to start? I'd LOVE to see a little guide. Thanks

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on February 15, 2010
at 03:47 PM

Thanks. This series is the best source imo: http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2008/08/11/part-1-what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-fast-energy-production/. Generally the concensus is that you can and should fast however's convenient, probably at least 15 hours to start hitting full benefits. You could either not eat one whole day, then eat normally the next (once a week, or whenever), or only eat within a 5-hour block every day and fast the rest of the day. It's all pretty simple, hence, no doubt, it's paleo appeal: just not eating for a while, then eating...

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:44 PM

Drinking plain kombucha after a sugar binge always helps me. I drink a bottle of ORIGINAL GT's Kombucha (or kombucha that I've made myself). The nature of kombucha is that it is a fermented tea that is imbibed for medicinal purposes. How does it ferment? The SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) eats the sugar! So if we put kombucha into a gut overloaded with sugar, perhaps the scoby bits in the kombucha help digest the sweetness! Honestly, I have no biological research or reason to suggest this; except for experience. It really does help me.

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

(65)

on February 14, 2010
at 12:39 AM

I just tried that stuff a few days ago for the first time. Thanks.

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:43 PM

Ah, the ol' "I ate it.... NOW what do I do" conundrum! We've all been there, BinChi! I feel your pain!

Honestly, the only thing that will cure you is long, dry, time. Sigh. You have to wait it out. You may want to drink a bit more water in the meantime, as grains are dehydrating. And make sure your next meal is a meat and fat extravaganza to help your body recover!

Don't feel bad! We all have been in your shoes! Cupcakes are the Devil's work! Good luck!!

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

(65)

on February 14, 2010
at 12:40 AM

Phew, I'm so glad you "get" me. Makes me feel like I was doing something right too. B in Chi

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on February 14, 2010
at 12:10 AM

Have you made any other changes to your diet recently? It's possible to have some bowel disruption if you significantly increase your dosage of Fish oil - as some people are apt to do.

71d3e6bde86c71e8644c0c1fa4e1cd97

(65)

on February 14, 2010
at 12:25 AM

It's definitely the cupcake, and carmel choc I had with the kids. I think the grain, sugar, and dairy combo. Fish oil, check. Been increasing due to some hard workouts and soreness too. Thanks for responding!

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:17 PM

I have heard that vinegar hastens the exit of gluten from your body BUT I think that is unlikely and/or untrue....

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on October 01, 2010
at 01:30 AM

After the occasional but somewhat unavoidable night out drinking I find a nice full 24 fast is the best way to go. Maybe a little fat and protein at the end if appetite comes back.

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