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Will one slip up set me back badly??

Answered on October 13, 2013
Created October 08, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and fairly new to the wonders of paleo. I started just over 2 weeks ago and am loving it. Quick question - I've been 100% paleo eating since I started but tonight I got hungry and lazy and ate a Thai beef massaman curry. Oops! I took out the peanuts and potato but I scarfed the rest. Will I suffer badly?? Oh and I ate it with steamed veg so no rice Many thx

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on October 09, 2013
at 03:43 AM

Love that analogy Sam C!!

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on October 09, 2013
at 12:19 AM

No, it won't.

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on October 08, 2013
at 04:45 PM

If you took out the peanuts and potatoes then not much else is really that bad. Some recipes use a bit of sugar, but otherwise it's coconut milk and spices and protein. To go with the alcoholic analogy, it seems like you ordered a Martini and ate the olive with a bit of gin stuck to it.

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on October 09, 2013
at 03:43 AM

Love that analogy Sam C!!

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on October 13, 2013
at 02:01 PM

lol, of course it will not. Think of it this way, that meal is probably about 5% of your total food intake over the past 2 weeks, do you think 5% of what you do will counteract the other 95%.

If you are just focusing on weight loss then so long as you didn't over eat it should not matter at all. If you did over eat then it matters only a tiny bit.

You avoided the rice, so if you are low carbing it will not affect adaption. Even if you didn't it would still have a miminal effect.

For general health the curry may have some questionable ingredients if it was a ready meal (flours, Enumbers etc.). If it was home cooked it was probably a decent meal with minimal 'bad' ingredients.

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:34 PM

You are doing just fine. Sometimes you are just gonna eat what is in front of your face. Don't let yourself feel guilty about it, it just creates self-depreciation which will further unmotivate you.

Physiologically speaking, your body, with its new paleo diet, has significantly less to deal with. Less sugary carbs, less hydrogenated oils, less bad stuff in general, so when you face it with something it has been handling for the years before you started your new life, while giving it less to deal with anyway, it is going to respond by taking care of you just as it always has.

There is no external factor that will knock you off the Paleo Train and keep you there. Your decisions are the only active factor. If you wake up tomorrow and say 'I am going to eat pizza all day long (meatza is way better)' then that is what you do. But that decision plays no part in the decision you make the next day to be strict paleo again. You are just as well suited to make the decision to be paleo as you were to eat pizza. Try to be aware of why you feel some things are guilty pleasures or cheat food and you will find that your mindset is one of 'I'm giving up this food.' Which simply isn't the case. You are giving in to your good health and giving up an unhealthy, unsatisfying lifestyle. With that mindset, tomorrow's decision will be a lot easier.

Seriously, Try the Meatza. @Paleo_Princess

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:15 PM

No, it will not hurt you at all. Don't obsess over this paleo thing, but be aware that fat will fall off your body quickly if you stick with Paleo. But, yeah, you can cheat. Just don't overdo it. A person is either paleo or they ain't. An occasionally fall off the wagon (like once per week) is just fine.@Tommy123

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on October 08, 2013
at 07:03 PM

i think you may die, seek professional help immediately.

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on October 08, 2013
at 06:32 PM

O stop triping. No worries girlfriend. stress is way more unhealthy than the occastional curry. next time save me the tater : )

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on October 08, 2013
at 04:29 PM

let's suppose you are an alcoholic. And after being sober for a bit you slip up -- will it ruin you?

Same scenario, but not an alcoholic...

Everyone is different, we have different goals and different thresholds. You need to find out what your triggers are and avoid them.

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:23 AM

that will probably not screw it up since it's okay ingredients but probably just not very organic. At least not if your looking for loosing weight. Myself are on it to balance hormones, theyre more sensitive than the weight. Then that slipup would mean starting almost all over again since my hormones seems to react so bad on non organic substances. I hope i will be able to cheat in a good way meaning not always having to eat organic once my hormones are more okay. I love food and love eating out :)

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