I know this isn't a lovely subject but I've been on the 80/10/10 diet for almost a week now and I'm experiencing constipation and painful bloating, is this normal for a beginner? I know some people talk about detox symptoms when there are just getting started, could this be to do with that? Will it go away after a while? Is there anything I can do to help it go away? Thanks for your help!
Yes, it's a common detox symptom. Are you drinking enough water ? It can help.
Oh phew cheers mate. Yeah I drink 3+ litres a day. Thanks again.
Oh thanks, that's great advice! Hope your discomfort eases up!
finish your last meal by 5 pm or as early as you can to allow a digestive rest each evening for best digestion
assuming you hit your calorie target
Ok I'll definitely start doing that! Cheers mate!
I've been transitioning for a while, here's a couple tips in addition to everyone else's which are great
What reliance said about the bananas is true. See how many bananas you can handle and SLUG the water down when you're eating a lot of bananas. I can now eat about 15 bananas a day without problems.
People with weak digestion can't handle that much fiber, so yeah, the water thing again.
Datorade is the breakfast of champions. High water-date ratio, and use good dates, please! Mix it up, some people (myself included) can't jump right into banana island. So eat some variety.
Hope that helps. Love, Brad
Ok that makes sense. Thanks for the tips and no that is not my real name. I love Fight Club so that's why I chose that screen-name. It's the greatest movie of all time. Closely followed by Kill Bill Vol. 1&2 and Pulp Fiction but that's neither here nor there. Sorry I get sidetracked when talking about movies. Thanks again for the help.
is that your real name btw? lol
Make sure your bananas are REALLY ripe! Starchy bananas just don't seem to move through me very well, but I am okay with perfectly ripe ones.
worse than cooked starches? just wondering
Oh ok that could be it. The bananas I've been having were not as ripe as they could have been. Cheers for the tip.