I've felt some of the same things too! Right around week two. Diarhea went away after two days of magical healing soup, lots of brown rice, and lots of water. Van's Flax seed waffles or Mochi, Apples and local melon have also started to help as well.
Yesterday was the first day my stomach felt good and this morning too, so hopefully that has passed. Which i'm really excited about. i actually cut back on the fiber for a couple of days and now i'm reintroducing fiber slowly this week and so far so good.
I've been a vegetarian for almost a year now and got Alicia's book for xmas and I've been cooking from it everyday since!! I've decided to go full superhero for a little while to detox for overindulging during the holidays. Problem is, I was a cheese addict. I've been eating way too much cheese all my life, and now I've gone 3 days without it and the cravings are seriously intense. I'm hungry all the time and I'm having some bowel issues, although that seems to be quite normal when people switch. Anyways, does anybody have any suggestions on what else I can eat to calm my cheese cravings, something salty/savory??
I never had a problem giving up cheese myself (surprising, considering how much I used to love it), but some people have mentioned eating things like avocado or hummus has helped them, to get the sort of creamy-fatty thing.
Elise, i too was a huge fan of cheese, but i don't miss it at all anymore. i substitute hummus and avocado on my sandwiches and anything else. Now i love avocado and hummus as much as i loved cheese. my favorite is a avocado, hummus, shredded carrots and tomato sandwich :)
I am going through my own brand of detox myself, mostly probably because I am having a heck of a time giving up cheese too...so I probably only made 90% vegan for the last couple weeks which I'm sure will slow down my detox process. For those of us who can't afford massages or an endless stash of umeboshi plums, using my C.O. Bigelow MUSTARD BATH really helped me feel better the other day! Mustard baths are supposed to be great for flushing out toxins, Dr. Singha makes a good one thats not too expensive (http://www.drsingha.com/) and the C.O. Bigelow one ran me $18 for probably 10+ baths and has natural ingredients.
Daiya is a highly edible cheese alternative if you liked melted cheese in things -- don't recommend it cold, though. They do cheddar and mozzerella style shreds and are debuting pepper jack next month.
I've been vegan since June (vegetarian since 1987) and I notice that being vegan I seem to hit different plateaus, where certain foods just play out after a while and I have queasiness, indigestion, heartburn, and unforunate colon reactions so I have to dial back everything and start reintroducing my foods.