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South Beach + Seder = Disaster

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Well, friends...the Jewish Seder was just beautiful. Absolutely loved the story, the tradition, the food and the friends. Just one problem...


As a general rule, when a person has been eating around 1000 - 1200 calories of only veggies and lean protein, it's probably not a good idea to just dive right into a large meal consisting of 4 mandatory glasses of wine.

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I was feeling just fine and completely enjoying myself (albeit, I felt a *little* warm, but that's just because I don't handle wine very well. Haha...hint). About the time that the gifelte fish came out, I was pretty buzzed.


Suddenly...and I do mean suddenly...I felt dizzy.


I was stuck in this little table with nowhere to go and my husband was blocking the way out of the table. We were with 5 people we've never met and we were in the middle of a set of blessings. But, I HAD to get away from that table.


I told my hubby, "Get up. Get up NOW." He hesitated and I swear I almost threw him to the ground! Literally tried to run to the restroom and, well, I lost it all. Body could not handle the sugar and alcohol.


I really should have had sparkling grape juice...like a little kid. But I usually can handle a few glasses of wine and these were pretty small. But I forgot about how I basically had an empty stomach and how my body was not ready for that. I felt SO guilty for, well, puking in the middle of my friend's holy dinner.


Luckily, I was able to recover fairly quickly and enjoy the rest of the meal...on the couch...which was right near a window with a cool breeze. It was SO embarrassing.


Hmmm....bright side? I only gained 0.1 lbs.

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    Oh man! That's rough! Chalk it up to life's random moments and move on. Kudos to you for being there for your friend and her traditions, and, trying to keep up with your new healthy eating plan at the same time.
    2047 days ago
    Goodness! I'm not very familiar with Seder but also have noticed since removing added sugar from my diet that alcohol affects me in much the same way! Good luck and take care of yourself!

    2050 days ago
    I admire your courage and sense of humor to share about this. I'm so sorry for what happened. But I hope, and believe, that your friend appreciates that you came to the meal in good faith to honor her hospitality and her faith tradition.

    And I'm sure you'll never forget Passover for the rest of your life!


    Hang in there!
    2050 days ago
    Oop. Always eat with alcohol. I also call it the "South Park Diet."
    2050 days ago
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