Let's say you binged or cheated, for whatever the reason ;-), and let's say the binge consisted of all the things you normally avoid: some grains, too many PUFAs, too many carbs and probably some additives and conservants too.
Do you know (or have experience with) a way to recover from this binge, as good and as fast as possible?
(edit) See the answer of Gilliebean for more information on the same topic/question
Well, after I've come out of my 'carb' or 'sugar' coma....I drink lots of water to help flush out my system and redeem myself with a trail run and get back to clean Paleo eating. Don't beat yourself up when you fall off the Paleo wagon, just hop back on. The Paleo Gods will forgive you. ;-)
The few times I've cheated, I've countered it with the same regimen of exercise and diet that I've followed before. I feel that given how good we are with our bodies by following the PD, the rare hiccup is not going to affect us severely. Just keep on keepin' on. :)
After I binge I def try and drink alot of water and try to eat very strict. I will also add some brutal WODs in those following days. With me it is just a mental game about getting myself feeling better after the binge.
After the current holidays and some stressful events recently I found myself eating a lot of bread. I gained about 5 lbs in a week. This was the worst fail I've had. I drank a lot of water, went VLC and exercised. Most of the weight was water retention from the gluten. I have never peed so much in my life. In 2 days the 5 lbs are gone and my energy level is back up.
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