Being a vegan carb-a-holic (TONS of brown rice, tereyaki sauce, bread, chocolate, cookies) with a low protein + high gluten intake... and adrenaline-junkie (snowboard + mountan bike obsession) set the stage for my AFS.
About a year before I hit AFS rock bottom, I started eating meat again and discovered that - despite a decade of politically correct Vegetarian Brainwashing - meat was actually very healthy and well-received by my body.
For most of m recovery,I have adhered to the principles outlined in Schwarzbein Principle II - http://www.amazon.com/The-Schwarzbein-Principle-Transition-Regeneration/dp/15...
Schwzrzbein advocates balancing of carbs with fatand protien.. and consuming ENOUGH carbs with each meal... saying that eating too low carb causes adrenaline secretion.
My main carb has been GABA brown rice... sprouted in a Japanese rice cooker and chock full of a calming neurotransmitter amino... and it is WAY better than any other carb I have tried. I mix GABA brown rice with coconut oil or butter and add salt with Braggs Liquid Aminos (gluten free soy sauce) or fish sauce.
In an attempt to take my healing to a next level... I recently started looking into Low Carb diets (Paleo, Primal Blueprint) and I started dropping grains out of my diet and replacing them with fruit.
I started to lose weight from my already lean frame...
So I think that stuff like Paleo is another one of those "dogmatic" diets...like Vegan... with some merit to it... but it is anti-social, too strict and not for me.
The general, flexible principles outlined in Schwarzbein Principle II have helped heal my damaged metabolism the most.
In my own personal experience healing from AFS...
= TONS of vegetables, as much fish/ meat/eggs as you want, BROTH and soups, salt, butter (non-inflammatory dairy fat), isolated Whey protein powder (non-inflammatory dairy protein) a conservative / moderate amount of GABA brown rice mixed with butter or oil, a LITTLE fruit (e.g., half an apple, grapefruit or mango after lunch & dinner)
= wheat, dairy, sugar, high GI grains( white rice or instant rice, millet) processed food (anything that comes in a box or packet, MSG
Your body & mileage may vary!