I really need some advice, I've been vegetarian for 18 years now, and I was almost always constipated on that lifestyle, but over the past 8 months I've been trying to go Rawtill4. Each time it starts off really well. I'm eating 2 smoothies a day (usually mango/berry/pineapple and banana or spinach, kiwi and banana) or overnight oats when I'm working 7am-9pm, sometimes I snack on dehydrated fruits (mango and papaya) or fresh fruit and then a pasta, potato or rice homemade evening meal.
I see almost instantly an improvement in my mood, energy, motivation etc. Then all of a sudden I get horrible stomach ache, bad gas, occasionally sulphur burps and diarrhea, making it impossible to do sport, because I can barely walk with the pain. Has anybody else experienced this? Is it a form of detoxing and inevitable or are there steps that I can take to avoid this and make the change-over finally stick this time?
Thanks for you help!
How much water are you adding to smoothies? Sometimes too much water with food can cause an upset stomach. Also, those fruit smoothies sound like a mess of incompatible fruits. Read up on food combining to see if that will help.
I think I add about a cup, but perhaps that's not enough. I'll check that out, thanks!
I'll have a look at that, thank you!
this is a nice chart
if ever having trouble with digestion, eat more simply, try mono meals, check your hydration by seeing if you pee 10 times a day.