I have been eating rather strict Paleo\crossfit for about 6 months now. Started with a very Strict Whole 30 program which opened my eyes to how good one can feel when they stay strict Paleo. I have lost 40 pounds so far and I am close to being where I want to be Weight wise.
I supplement with DHA, EPA, Magnesium, Selenium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. I actively stay away from grains as I have found gluten to make me Anxious, cloudy headed, lethargic, bloated, and irrationally hungry.
However, every now and then there will be a weekend where I indulge and it usually happens when I am away from home. I don't have easy access to homemade food and have to rely on produced food. This past weekend I found myself in Durango, Colorado and could not help but indulge in many microbrews from the area, as well as a less than strict diet.
I have found once you mess things up eat gluten, and refined sugar you end up with irrational hunger pains, and emotional irritability. It then takes a strict gluten, free, sugar free, dairy free, diet with additional fish oil supplementation and a period of 72 hours before I get back on the Paleo High whereby my irrational hunger subsides, and my mind becomes clear again. I have to keep reminding myself this will be better in 3 days.
Does anyone else experience a similar wave of feeling crappy for 72 hours before feeling good again? Does it take you longer after a weekend of indulgence?
Any additional supplementation that might speed this process up?