I've been strict paleo for almost a year. The few times I've "cheated," and consumed very small amounts of gluten, I've gotten pretty ill. The symptoms included headache, joint ache, and upset stomach, as well as a change in mood. This makes me nervous because I plan on going back into the military after college, and I know from experience that gluten avoidance is near impossible.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar dilemma, and what there means to overcoming it was.
I am currently considering consuming a beer or two per week so that I can (enjoyably) regain some tolerance for gluten, and avoid becoming ill when I am forced to eat it regularly again. I also realize I can resume paleo again once I finish training, my main concern is being able to perform through a rigorous selections process initially upon reentry.
Thanks in advance, and apologies if this has already been asked, I could not find any similar questions.