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Ate non-paleo for one evening out - very upset stomach and wobbly + palpitations - is this usual?

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Created July 29, 2012 at 7:52 AM

After 7 weeks of strict paleo (apart from 1 packet of quavers) I had a meal with friends last night and I ate non-paleo. 4 courses and we didn't finish eating till gone 10pm.

All night I have kept waking up, feeling wobbly/shaky, very uncomfortable and upset stomach and lots of visits to the loo (sorry)

Also had palpitations on and off all night. This is something I suffered with prior to eating paleo but since eating paleo they have stopped. Not quite sure what to read into this as I'm unsure how what I'm eating could affect my heart rate/rhythms.

Is this a pretty normal response to eating non-paleo?

(My friend cooked: tapas (cured meats,olives, prawns,chorizo - I left the bread. thai curry (with 2tbs rice and 1 baby naan). Strawberry tart with creme fraiche). 3 crackers with cheese.

Not sure if that info was necessary but just in case. Oh, and 2 large glasses wine.

Am I going to feel like this all day? I will be doing strict paleo again now by the way. Thanks

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I knew it :P I am pretty low carb myself, and this is something ive been intently researching, and still am. Glad I could help!

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Two links to help explain : http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.co.nz/2007/10/physiological-insulin-resistance.html http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Physiological%20insulin%20resistance%20(1)

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:54 AM

Jamie you are right, I am normally very low carb and high fat, so this would have come as a bit of a shock to the system!

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:28 AM

(with 2tbs rice and 1 baby naan) - carbs Strawberry tart with creme fraiche - carbs 3 crackers with cheese - carbs 2 large glasses wine - carbs

Lots of carbs yes? Are you normally very low-carb and high fat? (I am guessing yes)

If so you might want to look into "physiological insulin resistance".

When your low carb you body wants to save its glucose for the brain, its used to kind hording it for that. It normally uses just fat for the muscles and keeps that glucose circulating in the blood, rather than storing it (less insulin).

If your very low carb, and then eat a load of carbs, especially after a long time of not eating them, your going to get a blood sugar spike because of that (your muscles dont want the glucose, and your insulin is lowered)

That will cause the palpitations. As for the stomach upset, that could be related and maybe perhaps the curry and dairy too (if you dont tolerate it)

As for will you still feel that way for long, I am not sure. I would personally probably avoid even fruit for a day, stick to protein.

This low carb insulin thing is something I am only still learning about myself. I am not sure its that well understood, although I have heard detailled explanations on hyperlipid. I am personally ensuring I have some fruit everyday and exercising a bit, to try and keep some flexibility in my glucose response. But as I say, its still something I am learning about...

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I knew it :P I am pretty low carb myself, and this is something ive been intently researching, and still am. Glad I could help!

39d290f0fc2ca0d12006a9147b3584aa

(144)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:54 AM

Jamie you are right, I am normally very low carb and high fat, so this would have come as a bit of a shock to the system!

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Two links to help explain : http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.co.nz/2007/10/physiological-insulin-resistance.html http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Physiological%20insulin%20resistance%20(1)

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on July 29, 2012
at 08:56 AM

Well, I can say that after being on the Paleo bandwagon for about a year and a half or so, I have most definitely had my ups and downs as we all do I'm sure! What I can say, though, is that I have found that if I do go for a meal with friends, it can be difficult to watch one sitting across the table from you order the pasta and continue to chow down on your own plate of veggies/meat with no sauce. Every time this does happen,I almost always feel TERRIBLE for the rest of the evening and even throughout the next day. This can include bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, feeling of fullness (like you're stuffed!) and difficulty sleeping. I suggest lots of water and continuing with the Paleo eating. You should feel better by the end of the next day!

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