How To Recover From An Un Paleo Christmas diet unhealthy-min

How To Recover From An Un Paleo Christmas

How's your Paleo diet going this Christmas?

Did you keep it Paleo, or did all the SAD traditional food get the better of you this Christmas?

No matter what your intentions or plans, at this time of year it can be easy to get swept along with family and friends – and find yourself eating all the foods you'd normally avoid. Be it tradition, peer pressure or a one off – at this time of year above all others – it's easy to fall off the Paleo wagon.

So what now if your Paleo diet has gone by the wayside?

How does it make you feel? Chances are a rare gluten exposure will make you feel far worse than it would have before you went gluten-free. Once you get gluten out of your system, a one off exposure often seems to have a far bigger impact that it did when you regularly ate gluten-laced food. If you're used to a relatively low carb diet a sudden influx of sugar can leave you feeling moody, tired and lacking in energy – and above all crave another sugar hit. A vicious circle you don't want to get into!


Perhaps you're thinking that as you've been eating un-Paleo, you might as well continue until the weekend? Or New Year? Or until those cakes and chocolates the neighbours brought have finished?

But the best course of action is to get straight back onto your Paleo diet. If you can't bear to throw away the remaining non-Paleo food – give it away to your non-Paleo friends or neighbours! Remove the temptation.

Bone broths are a great nourishing way to get back into a good dietary routine – particularly if you've had a bad reaction to a gluten exposure.

How was your Christmas? Did you keep it Paleo? I'd love to hear your comments below.

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8 replies
  1. Madeleine
    Madeleine says:

    I fell off the wagon big time 😉
    Boy, do I feel like rubbish now?!

    But I’m back on track and going “squeaky clean paleo” (from Practical Paleo) for the next 30 days (with a cheat day for New Years Eve) until Australia Day. I know the next few days will hurt, but I’m keen to get that clean, clear healthy feeling back again.

    • Marni
      Marni says:

      Oh heavens, I sympathize! My christmas was one giant chocolate fest – Why on earth people decide to constantly give that as a present, I’ll have no idea, but it seemed like such a waste to do anything but eat it… These next few days are not going to be lovely, but it will be worth being Paleo again!

  2. kahiba
    kahiba says:

    Kept it paleo but still massively over ate. Our family think we are a little weird eating the way we do but support us. Our daughter in law went to a lot of trouble to make sure that there was heaps of really delicious paleo food and treats for us. And we showed our appreciation by trying everything!!

  3. Linda
    Linda says:

    I enjoyed myself eating both Paleo and non Paleo food – no use beating oneself up, otherwise it just makes you feel bad and negative. Just getting back to the good stuff 🙂

  4. Jess
    Jess says:

    Thanks for the bone broth tip! I managed to stay gluten free but have had a bad stomach reaction to everything else and was looking for something to help along the healing. I shall start tomorrow with hot water and lemon and some chicken soup!

  5. Rob
    Rob says:

    Yep I fell off the proverbial Paleo wagon early in December and feel terrible for it, the biggest problem being the huge sense of disappointment in myself, and of course now having a complete lack of energy to get back on track!


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