Have alway been a pretty regular gal, but since going vegan (it's been about a week and a half) I haven't been able to, ahem, go as I used too... I was incredibly gassy the first three days, now I just feel constipated and in general not as light as I would have expected to feel going vegan. Im incredibly bloated...Although I'm noticing drastic changes in the way I sleep, breath, and think... The lower half of my body feels the opposite and heavy since going vegan... When will this subside? Or rather can someone help me understand what changes my body is making? I took advice from the forum and have been drinking ginger tea with lemon nightly, it only helped the first night... SOS
My digestion is always way better when I am vegan, although certain foods do irritate me. Are you eating a ton of beans? Or perhaps Kale? Both make my digestion very unhappy. I would guess its something you have added to your diet, not the actual fact that you are vegan.
Are you eating a lot more vegetables or fruit? Certain foods are more gas producing than others. Generally you will be safe with grains like rice, quinoa, and oats (especially good for digestion). If you have these as a base it will help. I find oats especially good as they have soluble fiber as opposed to insoluble fiber, and are very soothing to the digestive track. Some vegetables are also best eaten cooked-- like broccoli and brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc. These sorts of veggies produce a lot of gas in the digestive track. Also, I think some where in Alicia's book she discusses soaking beans and skimming the frothy bit of the top when you boil them. Apparently that's supposed to make them less gas-producing. Hope that helps!
Tara, actually come to think of it I have been loading up on the kale and although ive always loved beans, since making the change to vegan i may be over doing it...i should really cut back and see how that helps. RJ I'll definitely have to get cooking on more oats. Thanks for your responses, I'm a newbie at this so I really appreciate the help and support!
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