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What to eat after eating wheat?

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Created July 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Occasionally I find myself in situations where eating wheat products or grains is inevitable, like if you are out and the only food option is a bakery, and you are f-ing starving. Anyway, this happens to me occasionally, then about 1/2 an hour later I start getting a stomach ache. I was just wondering if there is anything that helps alleviate the crap feeling after eating wheat, like green tea or...I dunno. Thanks!

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Really, so people on a paleo diet never get "starving"? C'mon. I was outdoors in 90-100F heat all weekend and didn't feel like eating, and between Friday PM and Sunday PM i ate about 500-600 calories (which was paleo -- chicken, nuts, beef jerky, etc). Come Sunday night, i was F-ing starving. What paleo sin did i commit?

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on July 30, 2012
at 01:51 AM

kombucha - especially those varieties with ginger inside. i'll also add ginger, parsley and garlic to broth, all of which soothe.

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on July 30, 2012
at 01:50 AM

............a salad

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on July 30, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Ok, well this most often happens to me first thing in the morning, where I've stayed at a mate's palce (non paleo mates who only have cereal/toast for breakfast) and I've had to rush off to a last minute thing for work, so I'm stuck out there at 7am where nothing but a bakery (McDonalds) is open. As for my diet, my usual breakfast is bacon, eggs, mushrooms, avocado and spinach with a coffee or 2 with full fat milk. This will normally last me until about 2pm, 4pm at the latest. I've never been able to go 24 hours without a feed.

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:42 PM

some very good points you make here! even 150 gms of carbs per day is a very low amount compare to the SAD, so, yes, you can fat-adapt at that level, though it is just a bit easier to do so with a lower intake. the debate is alive as to what higher caloric athletes 'require' carb wise, but i find i can handle less and still perform well from day to day even on heavy workout days, so the study goes on... if i had to, i could probably not need to eat for up to 48 hours without getting 'f-ing starving'. it may be uncomfortable, but i would not be at a place where crap is an option in any form!

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:34 PM

Very true! I have not been "f-ing starving" since going paleo. I even do more carbs than a lot on here, at around 150 per day, but even with that, it is possible to be fat-adapted so you don't "need" to eat when you can't find good food.

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on July 29, 2012
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Instead of the baked good, go for a cup of coffee, pour out a good half of it and fill the cup up with the highest percentage cream they have (ask if they have whipping cream). That should fill you up better than the baked good (which probably has sugar added as well as wheat).

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at 10:15 AM

That's a toughy, wouldn't seem like there is an easy answer to this one. Do you get a choice about the baked goods, like going for sourdough bread, which might have a lower reaction? That is what I go for in a pinch.

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:17 AM

my first thoughts are... if you are 'f-ing starving' then i suggest that you are not eating properly in the first place. if you are getting enough protein, then 'starving' should not really be a feeling you get in less than one day without eating. for me, i can go at least 24 hours between meals if i have eaten a solid meal at some point in the day, usually breakfast. starving feelings are associated with sugar burners who need to keep priming the pump so to speak. both Nora Gedgaudas and Mark Sisson talk about this extensively. and yes, putting crap back into your body will cause an almost instant reaction and can take a while to clean itself up. the trick is, eat a solid breakfast or meal at some point in the day with plenty of protein which will keep your body in a state of sustained energy and 'full' sensation.

check your meals, remove any sugary foods you still ingest and try to live on protein.. we don't NEED carbs to live, but we can't function without protein! our carbs should come from fruits and veggies, not pastry!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 29, 2012
at 12:34 PM

Very true! I have not been "f-ing starving" since going paleo. I even do more carbs than a lot on here, at around 150 per day, but even with that, it is possible to be fat-adapted so you don't "need" to eat when you can't find good food.

923e5923491da8e1e1890c6092106a03

(137)

on July 29, 2012
at 12:42 PM

some very good points you make here! even 150 gms of carbs per day is a very low amount compare to the SAD, so, yes, you can fat-adapt at that level, though it is just a bit easier to do so with a lower intake. the debate is alive as to what higher caloric athletes 'require' carb wise, but i find i can handle less and still perform well from day to day even on heavy workout days, so the study goes on... if i had to, i could probably not need to eat for up to 48 hours without getting 'f-ing starving'. it may be uncomfortable, but i would not be at a place where crap is an option in any form!

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Really, so people on a paleo diet never get "starving"? C'mon. I was outdoors in 90-100F heat all weekend and didn't feel like eating, and between Friday PM and Sunday PM i ate about 500-600 calories (which was paleo -- chicken, nuts, beef jerky, etc). Come Sunday night, i was F-ing starving. What paleo sin did i commit?

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on July 30, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Ok, well this most often happens to me first thing in the morning, where I've stayed at a mate's palce (non paleo mates who only have cereal/toast for breakfast) and I've had to rush off to a last minute thing for work, so I'm stuck out there at 7am where nothing but a bakery (McDonalds) is open. As for my diet, my usual breakfast is bacon, eggs, mushrooms, avocado and spinach with a coffee or 2 with full fat milk. This will normally last me until about 2pm, 4pm at the latest. I've never been able to go 24 hours without a feed.

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Also, if you do slip up, get your hands on some bone broth and probiotics. The GPAS diet uses bone brother to heal the gut, you can use it to promote healing as well. Also, the wheat promotes the growth of some bad bacteria in our bodies, so eat some sauerkraut or kimchi or something else teeming with good bacteria and let it go. Really the worst thing you can do to yourself is stress out about it for days, chronic stress will kill you.

None of this will take the pain away of course, but perhaps it will help you deal with some of the internal damage.

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on July 30, 2012
at 01:51 AM

kombucha - especially those varieties with ginger inside. i'll also add ginger, parsley and garlic to broth, all of which soothe.

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I agree with James. Try incorporating some Intermittent Fasting and hunger will be a thing of the past.

I routinely eat just once a day (though it's a heck of a meal) and I'm fully satisfied for the next 24 hours.

www.jbprimal.com

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:02 AM

When i cheat with wheat/gluten, i have a probiotic as soon as possible (such as one of those 50 billion flora supps), though that doesn't really prevent or cure the gastric distress. I figure a few ounces of bread once in a blue moon aren't going to kill me, but i do avoid it almost all the time, because it gives me problems for about 2 days.

Like tonight, the family went to the pub and everyone ordered hamburgers. I could have ordered mine bunless, or got a salad or something. But hey i just wanted a burger. I hadn't had a square meal in 2 days and was starving. But i'll pay for it for a couple of days... I already feel my energy going on a roller coaster.

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:13 PM

There's not much you can do other than give it time and don't eat wheat again. Here's two answers I've given to this questions before:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/97459/how-do-you-detox-after-binging-on-grains/97467#97467

http://paleohacks.com/questions/136777/n1-of-re-introducing-dairy-has-failed-how-to-detox-quicker/136798#136798

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