So I've been eating a vegan diet for a week and I've had terrible gas, is this a common problem? Am I doing something wrong? I'm trying to avoid eating a lot of processed foods, although I have eaten some Amy's meals (they're awesomely delish). I'm hoping this will stop soon, for my sake and my poor boyfriend.
try introducing some high quality probiotics into your day - they, and fermented foods like miso and sourkraut, help replinish the "good" bacteria in your gut and can really help diminish things like gas. google probiotics and read about them - they are your friend! :)
Ladies - this is a phase and it should pass... it's happened with my entire family when they each went veg, as well as my husband and I. If you're still having problems after a few months, then you should probably try to find the culprit - it could be too much fiber in your diet, in which case, definitely take Ann's advice. Going vegan means a lot more fiber in your diet anyway, but once your body gets used to the change, you should see a difference. Rock on for going veg!! :)