Yes I know it may sound odd to many, or maybe not I don't know. But I wanted to share my experience. I went vegan in July of this year. I followed Rawtil4 just how Freelee does it. Though I enjoyed it for the most part, my stomach did not, I will spare the details because I have talked about them in my other posts. Nothing seemed to digest very well. So after a lot of consideration and research I figured it was in my best interest to go raw. So things seemed a little more regular, but I still had leaky gut as well as all my other problems. The only thing that was better was the bloating pretty much went away. And don't get me wrong, that was a huge plus, but I was not regular and going to the washroom was hell, especially at school. I thought it would only get better, but it was not.
So this past weekend, around 3 days ago I began the starch solution. After seeing others succeed on it ever after coming from an 801010 style diet, I thought I had nothing to lose. All I hoped was that things didn't get worse. The McDougall (Starch Solution) plan was actually the first vegan diet I ever found, but never tried it. I don't know why I never tried it before, but at the time it seemed difficult. Of course now after trying the high fruit and greens diet, it now seems super easy :)
I cannot express my joy in words. I am now regular! After going one full day starch solution, I was regular. My body is in harmony :) Not only are my bowel movements easy, but I no longer have the feeling of incomplete "removal". Also I have absolutely no more cravings for fat, or dense foods and NO MORE GAS! HALLELUJAH! I was never really satisfied, even after eating A LOT (trust me I can pack it in) of fruit. So I used to gorge on dates (not good because they are dehydrating in large amounts, AND they gave me horrid smelly gas, the worst gas of my life). I craved fats like no tomorrow, especially avocado. I will still eat dates (had 3 this morning in oatmeal) and avocado when I want :) But I have no food cravings! Its amazing. The only thing I crave now is my clean cooked carbs :)
I don't know why a high fruit diet didn't work for me. I do have a
European background on both sides of my family, so I come from a long line of starch eaters. I also don't know why I didn't listen to my body before. It craved dense foods, thats what it wants! All my life pasta has been my favourite food, it seems so clear now I feel like a huge dumbass, haha. But hey, I know now right!?