I've been on a raw till 4 nutrition for about 4-6 months, don't remember more precisely. BMI is 19. And for several months now i'm experiencing gassiness and a bloated belly which doesn't go away much in the mornings or after 3-4 hrs after meals, just right after the meal it gets even bigger. I didn't do any cal restriction or dieting in the past, nor did i eat as many cals as i do now, 4k+! i never had such a big belly even when i was on a standard diet. I realise it's probably not fat.
What's more surprising is that sometimes (despite the unbelievable amounts of fiber intake), i don't have any bowel movements in a day, then i have 2-3 the next day, but usually it's just once a day, though i feel it's not enough.
Another fact is that sometimes after mono fruit meal lunch my intestines go berserk and produce so much gas and disturbance that i go to the toilet 2-3 times after that.
Also what i noticed is that when i take a laxative (castor oil), so much is going out of me and after that my belly is nice and small. But even if drink 1l of water or eat 10 bananas my belly is big again.
What i normally eat is: banana green smoothie (breakfast), mono fruit (like tangerines for lunch), cooked starch meal (dinner).
You can see the sample of my daily menu in the attached image. Sometimes total cals go up to 4200.
Can it be because of too much fiber or too much food in general?
i don't even eat lentils now.. also - i would reconsider my term 'bloating', bloating means gas, i don't have gas anymore. It's buddha belly! lol, but it's true, maybe i've gained a little fat?
No, no bloating before RT4. I was eating less carbs though. After starch meal i feel good and satisfied, no gas, no disturbance, no bs, only a huge belly :)
Eating dinner too late seems to be the only remaining reeason that i have to check. Though i can't test it here because of my working hours, i come home super hungry and then in an hour after dinner i need to go to bed to get at least 7 hrs of sleep.