So I have been into macrobiotics for over 2 and a half years. Right now I am pretty strict about being macro, allowing a 5% deviations for social eating/special occassions. This is in part because I am still healing from an overly contracted condition and also I have had some serious gallbladder attacks. I see a counselor and we have me on the right track. I have a question about how people have reacted when they eat too much salt.
I was out with my boyfriend this past weekend and did a pretty great job at keeping macro (even found this gluten-free restaurant that had vegan options-we ate there for all our meals lol). Where I deviated from was eating one very small cupcake Friday night (so sugar, flour, baked products, tropical fruit-had coconut-are all things I never eat), a little bit of pepper flakes in my veggie wrap for lunch Saturday (I never eat nightshades), and a flax wrap (so flour). Saturday we also did a 27 mile bike ride. I am extremely physically active, btw. So, needless to say I was starving and that flaxwrap wasn't going to cut it for me for lunch. The restaurant had nothing else for me I could eat that I was willing to cheat with. So we went to Stop and Shop where I got a bag of sweet potato chips (so baked, fried, crispy, and very salty), a Lara bar (almonds, walnuts, cocoa powder, coconut, and dates), and we got a bar of vegan 85% dark chocolate. On the car ride home I ate the entire bag of chips, half the Lara bar, and a couple small pieces of chocolate. I was hungry, as I said, and I ate the whole bag before I realized it :-/
About an hour later I felt very out of control, and I started crying for no apparent reason. I knew I ate too much (for me) and wanted to pull my insides out. We took a walk, I made us a dinner that would relax me, as well as sweet kuzu, and I ate extremely well and healing today. And I did make bancha tea w/umeboshi plum Sat morning due to eating sugar
Question is: Would all that excess sodium cause me to feel all emotional and out of control like that, considering it's not normal for me to eat like that? Or could it also have been everything else?
Just wondering what people's experiences were.
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