I have been toying with the idea of adopting a paleo style diet so I have been lurking here for a week or so.
My normal diet consists of meat, veggies, fruit, yogurt, oats, and popcorn. Literally, the only two grains that I eat and can reasonably tolerate.
I have noticed that the past two times that I have eatten like complete crap ( i.e. kiddie cereal, pizza, bread, lasagna, cookies) that the next day my entire tongue feels like it has been burned ( its not physically burning, but its like how your tongue feels after it has been burned) I will be EXTREMELY tired, mucus in my throat and moderately sore, runny nose.. ect. I just feel like crap. Like I am hungover. I also cannot run for a couple days after, like my leg muscles literally cramp and seize up like small charlie horses. I don't get GI distress at all.
My question is since I can tolerate oatmeal and popcorn and its only "junk foods" in overindulgence that cause this, could I have a food intolerance/allergy if so what does it sound like? Or could it just be that I eat healthy 95% of the time and that my body just cannot handle the copious amounts of processed food I am ingesting on an irregular basis.
I realize that this site is possibly a very biased place to ask this question but figured I would anyway.