See similar question here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/19738/purposefully-consuming-gluten-before-going-in-military#axzz1tJkHauH2
I am off to basic training in 3 weeks. From prior experience at my mess it is possible to maintain a fairly paleo-ish diet at in mess meals but due to things like packed lunches I will at times have no option but then to eat the food solely for its caloric value. Last time I was there my packed lunch consisted of two sandwiches, 2 cookies, a museli bar and an apple. Apple was great, the rest not somuch. Keep in mind it is only for 13 weeks so as soon as I can once out of that environment I'll be back on the bandwagon.
The crux of my question is to collate a series of techniques or hacks that will potentially minimize the effects of this food (SAD) and make sure it doesn't affect me in terms of potentially feeling like shit.
As answered in the above linked question, the advice was seemingly to add a little gluten etc back in pre-recruits in the hope of minimizing any shock exposure to the stuff. Good move? any else had any experience where they were put in a situation where the were forced to eat non-paleo?
I dont exhibit any true celiac/intolerance symptoms other than some mood/cognition issues and just the general puffiness/inflammation.
Thanks for your advice in advance.