I've been eating paleo very nearly 100% (maybe 98%?), throwing in IF throughout the week, for almost three weeks now. So far, going great. I'm losing fat like it is nothing, I feel strong throughout my workouts (switch between HIIT sprints, cycling, jogging, hope to start lifting weights again soon), and the problems I've had with adult acne are almost completely gone. I feel absolutely amazing, and every aspect of my life is better because of it.
However! Last night, I ate at a family event, and they're very grain and dairy dependent. It is often very hard to avoid them when I go to these events, which happen several times a week, unless I want to eat a big bowl of whatever vegetable that they've cooked up and that's it. I ate a pork chop that was unfortunately rolled around in bread crumbs and fried up in who-knows what oil, chicken that was store bought and cooked, some kind of vegetable medley that had corn and potatoes and dairy and some other unidentifiable things in it, and some cut up apples. Within two hours, my stomach was hard to the touch and painful, and an hour after that my body started acting like I'd just spent the day playing in tree pollen; runny/stuffy nose, sneezing, and coughing.
It's better this morning, though still persists lightly in the form of a runny nose and a pressure headache. Has anyone ever heard of this? Will I ever be able to eat my aunts crappy food again?