Honeymoon, Jamaica, personal chef. So how bad did I injure my gut? If one follows Paleo in most every area (no veg oils, no sugar, no grains in any form, healthy fats, veggies, no fruit, no nuts, pastured dairy, lots of venison, occasional chicken, lots of free range eggs, occasional grain fed beef, wine or bourbon twice a month) and then once a year takes advantage of fine local Caribbean cuisine, how badly is my gut/liver/pancreas etc damaged and should I have done any special fasting to recover?
BTW, this was not processed food either, so I guess if you are going to splurge it is somewhat better than a fast food binge. It was all cooked daily from local produce and animals: free range chicken and eggs, grass fed beef, daily caught fish, mangos, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, vegetables, peppers etc. My concern is the daily daiquiris, homemade banana bread, orange juice, alcohol (red stripe beer and rum with OJ) and nightly homemade desserts. Three meals a day, appetizer before dinner and unlimited alcohol, so basically it was a constant calorie intake while awake (except during excursions of swimming, kayaking or hiking etc).
Results from the vacation binge and the following week it took me to get back on the paleo wagon at home: gained 9 (count em, NINE) pounds, and cravings like you wouldnt believe. Prior to the trip I was eating one meal at noon and then a small snack at 7pm. I realized that I might be damaging myself when I started to feel slight twinges of mild pain in the general area of my gall bladder. (I am 5'4" 130 lbs 39 yo and weight train 2-3x per week, fairly good physical shape but could still stand to lose a little body fat left from my old way of eating)
Can a once a year "free for all" cause permanent damage if you eat properly the rest of the time?