Ongoing IBS/leaky gut issue....
The main reason I started eating primally (about 18 months ago) was to fix my digestive issues, leaky gut/IBS type symptoms. Things have been a lot better - massive reduction in bloating, cramps etc.
But for ages now I've been having a recurring issue - bowel habits ok during the week, sometimes not very forthcoming, then I wake up at the weekend and have the opposite problem. It's like everything, errr... clears itself out :( TMI, sorry, but I'm not sure what it is. It doesn't seem to matter what I've eaten, or if I've had any alcohol or not. All I know is it leaves me feeling drained, lethargic, nauseous, and wanting to eat everything in sight. I get a little discomfort in my abdominal area but not pain as such. Sometimes it also gives me a low mood, which doesn't help with restraining my appetite.
Then within a day or two it normalizes again.
I eat around 50% fat, 25% carbs, 25% protein, although this sometimes varies a little. The only thing I can think bringing the sudden change on is relaxation - I'm up at 6/7am during the week and either work-out then go to work, or go straight to work. I wake at the same time at the weekend but obviously take it slower, have a lay in, don't work out til a little later.
Has anyone experienced similar, or can offer any advice for evening things out a bit?