I have been following the primal blueprint for over 2 months now. My diet, fitness, etc - has been very strict with one exception - The occasional drink.
While I don't particularly crave alcohol, when I am around it in social settings - I will indulge in 1 to several drinks, then walk home. This past week I have had 2 occasions where I have been under extreme duress while also finding myself in social settings with people buying me 'drinks' - mainly bourbons. In the past if I went on a binge I might find myself worshipping the porcelain goddess or at the minimum wake up with a headache, disoriented, and bubbly guts. I would then feel crappy for the most part of the day, and not want to eat anything. At 38, I would think that it would only get worse.
But something has changed.
I did a tally, 9 makers mark neat and 3 'lite' beers over 5 hours. I walked home, went to bed, and woke up in plenty of time to go to work. Ate some breakfast, and never felt the worse for it. The following nite 7 beers and 3 wines over a 4 hour time period, I polished off the nite with some organic locally grown smoked ribs from one of the local farms that does 'drunk food' and walked home. This morning, no headaches, no problems. There was a minor loose stool movement and that was it. It's off to work and sharp as a tack.
I have no plans of continuing this drinking trend and plan on drying out over the next week, however I am perplexed by the 'lack' of effect.
Is it because I more efficiently rid myself of toxins?
Is it because I have an increased metabolic rate?
Perhaps it's how my body is burning fuel?
It is not the walk, the glass of water I have before going to bed, or the late night meat. These are all things I did before and when I would have that occasional binge, I would pay for it. I'm curious if others have had the same reaction or if they have insight as to why the 'hangover' has disappeared?