Not really! Especially when you are used to existing on very low calories and and nearly non-existent carbohydrates.
We had a party at our house today for my youngest daughter's baptism. This definitely gave me a lot of options for the refeed carbs. See?
This is what I ate during my 5 hours of carb-driven indulgence:
At the party
1 pc of DQ ice cream cake
1 honey garlic meatball
3 baby carrots
2 oz grilled flank steak
2 oz grilled chicken
1 tbsp spinach dip
2 cubes pumpernickel bread
1 tsp creamy dill dip
2 Ritz and 2 Triscuit crackers
2 cubes of cheese
small scoop of Caesar salad
After the party
2 pcs Ezekiel toast
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
2 lattes with milk and sugar
6.7 oz chicken breast
1/2 piece of ice cream cake
and finally, right before the bell, I topped off my carbs with
1 tbsp of honey
If I moved, I think I would waddle. Oh my gosh. Wow. That is a LOT of food.
Surprisingly, all of that, and I'm still under maintenance calories for the day, finishing up at 1740 calories.
I went over the recommended fat grams by 4 grams (yeah, I know, the ice cream cake).
Are you wondering how I kept track of all of this? I'm going to sound obsessive. I tucked a little notebook and pencil in the drawer of the bathroom so I could keep track of how much I was eating. Since everything was bite sized it was easy to weigh some of the meat after everyone left so I could be precise.
I have the hiccups now. I feel like a drunk that has over imbibed. My poor tummy is very bloated. Thank goodness it waited to bloat until everyone left. And not everyone is lucky enough to have a refeed during their period. PMS heaven.
Oh - if you're interested, I had a small omelet for breakfast with no cheese - I didn't want to use up any of my fat grams on breakfast!