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Punkin 06-21-2013 06:18 PM

what happens when you have a carb binge after being in ketosis for so long
 
Has anyone had experience with this? What exactly happens say if you eat 1500cal worth of carbs for a couple of days. I know it will take 3 days to a week to get back in, but are there any bad side effects?

lovetoknit 06-21-2013 09:23 PM

I don't know. I hear that people do not feel well when they do that. I for one do not plan to do that. I remember how I felt when I was eating badly.
Carolyn

clackley 06-22-2013 07:24 AM

I know that eating that many carbs after being in ketosis for so long would make me sick ... probably, violently. Aside from that, I think it may take longer than 3 to a week to re-adapt. This is what I recall Dr. Phinney saying on the J.M. podcast.

My question to you would be, why?

ravenrose 06-22-2013 07:51 AM

It varies a lot from person to person, and from time to time, based on both physiology and psychology.

The worst thing that happens is that it can start a cycle of this and you start gaining and only "wake up" 9 months later and 75 lb heavier and think, WTH??? some people can get right back to the good stuff and only lose a month or so of progress, others are not so lucky!

there is a psychological distinction between "moderators" and "abstainers." Abstainers do better cold turkey on things they need to avoid. Moderators chafe at that regimentation and prefer to indulge occasionally. Obviously moderators don't make great candidates for NK, so most are abstainers who find indulging the craving can lead to more problems.

Yvonnem2000 06-22-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 16482075)
there is a psychological distinction between "moderators" and "abstainers." Abstainers do better cold turkey on things they need to avoid. Moderators chafe at that regimentation and prefer to indulge occasionally. Obviously moderators don't make great candidates for NK, so most are abstainers who find indulging the craving can lead to more problems.

I've never heard it phrased that way. It's so clear! Thanks for the insight.

Patience 06-22-2013 02:40 PM

I lean towards abstaining, so I wouldn't be suprised if I adopt the WOE in the future.
It seems appealingly simple and straightforward. Well maybe not simple, few things are on this forum, but still it appeals.

FLFG 06-22-2013 06:22 PM

You gain 2-5 pounds of water weight. However if used properly (getting right back on Keto) they'll help you break stalls. I've been doing keto since April 1 and I will be doing ONE carb up day in the middle of July ( one carb up day every 115 days)

Weezy 06-23-2013 10:26 AM

For me, it all depends on how often I do it. The first time I had gone 11 months with no grains/sugars/starches. I had one incredible dinner and then back on the wagon. Was only out of ketosis for two days.

BUT...I need to be an abstainer....within a few months I was going off every few weeks. Fortunately, I woke up in time and only gained 5 lbs. But it taught me a lesson! Also, the more frequently I ate carbs (whether or not it would be considered a real "binge"), the longer it took each time to get back into ketosis. Not a good thing!

So I've been COMPLETELY abstaining since June 1 and will continue. While I'd like to lose another 10, my body may be happy where it is and I know I need to abstain to maintain. I do NOT want to wake up one morning and have those 90-100 lbs back (the amount all depends on when I measure from--my highest all time weight or when I started HFLC).

4North1Side2 06-25-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Punkin (Post 16481584)
Has anyone had experience with this? What exactly happens say if you eat 1500cal worth of carbs for a couple of days. I know it will take 3 days to a week to get back in, but are there any bad side effects?

You'll regain water weight that's all. 1500cal worth of carbs ain't nothing over a span of a couple days. The bad side effects is that you'll feel awfully sick switching from burning fats for energy to burning sugar for energy if your not used to it.

I just restarted my keto diet last month after being out of it for over a year, I lost 11lbs thus far and I have crazy cheat days where I gorge myself with carbs 2-3 days per week. I must add I workout vigorously 6 days a week.


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