(Closed) need advice – diet change

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh honey welcome to my life!!!! Everytime i change my diet (good to bad or bad to good) I get constipated, backed up for days, then i start getting nauseus before my body decides to pass everything i’ve eaten in 4 days. yeah, think about all the food you eat in 4 days and not pooing for 4 days! Then all at once. Not good. I started taking Align probiotics to regulate my digestive system (and i’ve seen a gastrointerologist a few times–i hate how my GI tract yo yos like this. It’s ridiculous AND very embarassing). But, it’s a well known fact that flooding your digestive system with fiber will cause gas, bloating, and diahhrea. And that includes vegetables!

I’d say cut back on the vegetables, add a litlte more whole grain carbs, and go easy on any grease you’re cooking in (butter or olive oil) and slowly add in larger amounts. I know sometimes i go on these crazy tomato-mozzarella salad binges and I find that after having HUGE bowls of tomatoes, it makes me sick. Same with eating, say, a pound of rainier cherries (been there done that!). They used to call it soldier’s disease (aka really bad diahhrea!) b/c you passed everything you ate. His body’ll get used to it, but cut back on the quantities of veggies, fruits, and other high fiber, high water content type foods.

I find that pre-processed type foods cause constipation b/c they aren’t “real” food and our bodies have trouble breaking down the complex ingredients in them. They aren’t food proteins, you know? They’re synthetics and weird stuff made in factories, dehydrated, that kind of stuff. It takes time, but i’ve been there, done that. I’m in the process of going from bad holiday food to healthy food, and i have to make myself eat some chips every other day (something bad!) so it’s not so hard on me. Once he gets used to the good stuff, if he goes to the bad stuff, it WILL make him kinda sick! i can’t have one mcdonald’s cheeseburger without heacvily regretting it an hour later =(

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

if he went from low fiber to high fiber, he is probably bloated!  I don’t think it takes too long to adjust, though, so he might be through the worst of it by now…just make sure he’s drinking plenty of water and maybe slightly cut back but not for long on the veggies/fiber.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

oh, and I second the probiotics

Post # 8
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

It should take a couple of weeks to get him regulated.

You can help him out by balancing his soluble and insoluble fibres (we don’t actually call them this anymore but it is the best way to explain it) Fibres that are soluble are the inside of fruits and veggies and insoluble fibres are veggie/fruit skins and whole grains/wheats. The soluble fibre gives you the runs and the insoluble fibres give you bulk and substance and so they balance eachother out and make you really regular.

Hopefully the stomach aches and the gross bathroom experiences he gets when starting on the junk again will prevent him from reverting back to his unhealthy ways completely!

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