Recovering from a binge
So I went off on a VERY non primal binge over the course of the last 7 days due to numerous physical (caught a cold and had a night with almost no sleep) and mental (stressful situations) reasons. It started on April 27th with binge eating fruit (berries, bananas, raisins), it progressed to Haagen-Dazs all natural vanilla bean ice cream and 90% dark chocolate on April 28th. It culminated with plenty of regular ice cream, cookies, candy, cake, & pastries from April 29th to May 1st.
What has shocked me is how much of a physical impact this binge has had on me. In the past, when eating a standard American diet, a 1-6 week binge never had this kind of effect on me. I am very bloated, and suffering with stomach pains, nausea, headache, extremely tired, having trouble focusing, depressed, painful acne, and have broken out in hives (Iíve had the hive issue for several years, but rarely have had any issues with it since going strict primal. I suspect it may be an autoimmune condition.).
I am determined to get back on track with strict primal starting today!
I realize that eating all that processed sugar, grains and industrial seed oils can take a while to clear out of my system (I read that it can take months for the inflammation cause by some of this stuff to subside).
My question is for anyone who has gone off the wagon. What do you do to get back to feeling good as quickly as possible and to mitigate the damage? Today, I am drinking lots of water. But should I take extra supplements/probiotics?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need." ~ Vernon Howard