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Does anyone else get an upset stomach when they cheat on a diet?

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doctorhamster · 25/10/2020 19:49

Just wondering if this is a thing or if it's just me!

I've got a good 3 stone still to lose, so obviously used to eat a fair amount of junk previously. I started eating more healthily a few months ago in order to lose weight, and due to PCOS and being 40 now I have to be very strict with my food intake in order to see the scales move in the right direction.

Six weeks or so ago I had a slice of birthday cake (fondant icing, so a lot of sugar) and ended up glued to the loo for a couple of hours. I've since had the same thing happen after a bag of twirl bites and then last night after a couple of slices of pizza. They're literally the only treats I've had in 3 months and they all had the same effect!

Can I never eat treats again?? Christmas will be fun Hmm

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vizlsapup · 25/10/2020 20:49

Yes I have this. Would love to know why and how to prevent it. Was just wondering the same after a lapse in diet. Similarly been doing it a few months - maybe the gut needs longer to heal.

TheArchFear · 25/10/2020 21:00

I think it's pretty normal tbh.

doctorhamster · 25/10/2020 21:22

Well at least it's not just me I suppose. I would like to be able to have the occasional treat though!

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AriettyHomily · 25/10/2020 21:29

Yep. Normal for me.

doctorhamster · 25/10/2020 21:33

I'd love to know the science behind it. I wonder if people who just generally don't eat junk very often have the same issue?

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cricketmum84 · 25/10/2020 21:34

Yep I get this too. I've been dieting for almost 2 years and lost almost 9 stone. Before I went vegetarian I cheated with a doner kebab one night and threw the lot up immediately after. Now if I have anything high fat or processed I am on the loo constantly!! I think my body just prefers the healthier food.

inthethickofit19 · 25/10/2020 21:34

I think it's to do with the gut micro biome but not sure

TheAdventuresoftheWishingChair · 25/10/2020 21:35

Yes, alas!! No idea why.

doctorhamster · 25/10/2020 21:49

Congrats on your weightloss @cricketmum84 that's an amazing amount to lose! You must feel like a completely new person!

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cricketmum84 · 25/10/2020 21:54

Thanks @doctorhamster yep I do :) I've lost an entire person now lol! Got a great pic of me and my 12 year old both in a skirt that just fit me before I kicked my arse into dieting that's really spurring me on for the last couple of stone :)

Ifonlyiweretaller · 25/10/2020 22:26

I had lost 3 stone over the last year, fasting & low carving, and felt great. However covid, and the loss of my amazing dad 2 months ago, followed 2 weeks later my lovely mother in law, has meant I've eaten the most ridiculous amount of crap - mainly bad carbs ( bread, pasta, biscuits, cake etc).

This has had a huge impact on my "bathroom habits" and I can go from one extreme to the other in a matter of minutes - constipation then diarrhoea - which is very unpleasant. I get such bad wind etc that I sometimes think there is something more sinister going on, but I know that cutting out carbs will make a huge difference. I am preparing myself to start back on the low carb properly tomorrow ( like every other Monday for the last few weeks...), hopefully this time I will stick to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

doctorhamster · 26/10/2020 07:37

I'm so sorry for your losses @Ifonlyiweretaller Flowers

Three stone is a fantastic loss (I'll be over the moon if I can do that!) and maybe the tummy troubles will help motivate you to continue!

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Alternista · 26/10/2020 07:39

I get the same!

vizlsapup · 26/10/2020 21:41

Also glad it is not just me. I think it can depend what the meal is with. One cheat ingredient with other good ones can be okay.

I agree its to do with gut flora and absorption.

I was doing really well, lost about 2 stone, now its officially winter all I want is bread, cheese and red wine.

Had 2 pizzas last week and about 3lb has come back. I tell you though the pizzas were bloody lovely, I enjoyed every bit of them. For some reason I stopped with the veggies too, so self destructive. I only lapsed as I had a deadline...

However looking forward to healthy eating again as it does feel better and I am at the cusp of feeling/looking average/slim. Having another pre Christmas kick.

The amount of sugary stuff in the shops is hard. I don't even like sugar. What I like is chocolate and I like texture. Maybe I'll dip some carrots in chocolate...carrot cake ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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