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Stomach Ache on Paleo (Day 2) - mostly bone broth and chicken

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Created January 02, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I'm on Day 2 of my Paleo Diet (auto immune protocol) and I've been having a mild stomach issues. My diet has been mainly slow cooked broth and chicken, with vegetables that have been cooked in the broth. I also had some canned salmon and avocado the day before.

I've had a tiny bit of coconut oil to help with sugar cravings (less than 2 teaspoons). I also had some store bought unsweetened Kombucha and fermented saukerkraut (to introduce probiotics and help with my stomach ache)

I know your body reacts strangely when first changing your diet. Is a stomach ache okay to have the first couple days? I've read other posts that say "drink bone broth!" but that's what I've been doing. I've also had some ginger tea and water with lemon in the morning.

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on January 05, 2013
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You're probably getting enough animal fat in you from the broth. Stick to that for now. Slowly introduce chicken skin and other fatty goodness...in small bits here and there. Just not yet :)

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on January 03, 2013
at 05:44 PM

That link doesn't work for me :(

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on January 03, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Okay. I've been eating sauerkraut before this, so I don't think that's a problem. But I will lay off on the Kombucha. How much fat should I shoot for? Should I not be eating the chicken skin yet?

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on January 02, 2013
at 10:40 PM

That sounds like a possibility. But I thought fat was good. Do I need to taper my fat intake?

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on January 03, 2013
at 12:30 AM

It may be the coconut oil. It can cause some nasty nausea when you aren't used to it, and are eating it in large amounts. Even less than 2 teaspoons may be too much for you right now.

Hold off on the probiotics and kombucha for now! You're throwing all sorts of new things at your body all at once. Go slow. Reallllly slow. Especially with the fat intake. Your body is training itself to use fat as fuel for the first time ever. SLLLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWW DOOOOOOWWWWN ;)

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on January 03, 2013
at 04:52 AM

Okay. I've been eating sauerkraut before this, so I don't think that's a problem. But I will lay off on the Kombucha. How much fat should I shoot for? Should I not be eating the chicken skin yet?

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

(1663)

on January 05, 2013
at 11:09 PM

You're probably getting enough animal fat in you from the broth. Stick to that for now. Slowly introduce chicken skin and other fatty goodness...in small bits here and there. Just not yet :)

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on January 02, 2013
at 10:36 PM

If you've increased your fat intake dramatically, that could explain it. If I eat a lot of fat in one sitting it tends to result in a 100 metre sprint to the nearest bathroom (preceded by stomach pain), and I've been Paleo for almost a year. I don't know much about the biology of it but it does seem that high fat can cause some digestive problems.

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on January 02, 2013
at 10:40 PM

That sounds like a possibility. But I thought fat was good. Do I need to taper my fat intake?

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:39 AM

I did too have issues, but then started cooking recipes from book http://genow.org/paleo/ and no more issues. Great food and results now after 2 weeks.

79df38e58e13997bfb9b9cdc94b9b77b

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on January 03, 2013
at 05:44 PM

That link doesn't work for me :(

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