Therefore, I am prone to error.
I follow paleo fairly strictly but fall off the bandwagon here and there despite the discomfort these "cheat" meals or days cause me. For the past 6 months or so whenever I spend a day eating food I shouldn't (gluten filled, sugar packed deliciousness) like pizza and beer, I pay for it that same night and usually for a few days afterwards.
Yesterday I volunteered at a golf tournament and was given a complimentary lunch of chili dog w/ slaw and a bag of doritos. Not wanting to be rude (but mostly just wanting to eat that stuff since it's been a longgg time) I chowed it down. I also had some chocolate chip cookies, a bagel w/ cream cheese and a couple protein bars (non-paleo) throughout the day.
It was a magnificent cheat day.
Like I said before, I do this here and there completely expecting my bowels to blow up and to feel like complete crap for a day or two afterwards. I know I shouldn't but I'm just not that strong yet.
Anyways, last night I felt great. Lean and strong and I fell asleep nice and quick (which I could never do before eating paleo) and slept through the night. I woke up feeling awesome this morning after only being in bed for 6.5 hours and I'm still feeling pretty great. Right now I feel like I could crush my WOD this evening.
I know that the devastation might just be delayed and I could be in for a world of hurt sometime soon but this time just feels different than any post-cheat time has in the recent past.
I don't plan on cheating more often or anything, went right back to bacon and eggs this morning, but I'm just wondering what might be the cause of my feeling good. Normally, one meal of what I ate yesterday would destroy me but for some reason I seem to escaped the wrath of gluten and sugar this time.
Down to the question. Am I just lucky this time (doubt it), did the amount of Vitamin D I got yesterday have something to do with it (about 6 hours in the NC sun 10am-4pm, 70 degrees), or was it simply because I had a very stress free day (lots of meeting new people, laughing and loving the outdoors)?
Just interested to see what people might think about this anomaly.