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Diarrhea on low carbs paleo

Answered on May 26, 2014
Created May 25, 2014 at 10:41 PM

So I started eating paleo 3 weeks ago and recently ( 4 days ago ) I wanted to try ketosis to lose weight , so the last 4 days I ate very low carbs (0-25g) I try to get most of my calories from fat I cook everything with coconut oil , eat a bunch of avocados and I eat mostly beef , some veggies too . I noticed that I have a lot of Diarrhea like literrally as if im shitting water , I am just wondering if it is a normal sign and if it's healthy , so far I don't feel bad or anything but I have crohn's disease so just trying to make sure everything is fine .

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on May 26, 2014
at 01:25 AM

Like I said.... I went from 220 to 190 in ~ 7 months. I didn't lose fat constantly, sometimes as much as 2 lbs a week, sometimes ... none. :(

Stick with eating regular paleo with ~ 500 calorie per day deficit. You'll lose fat slow & steady. No need to flog the exercise.... I lost all my weight only walking an hour a day. I was 58 at the time.

Take it easy, you have plenty of time to lose this fat. The human body prefer homeostasis.

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on May 26, 2014
at 01:02 AM

I'm 21 , 260lbs , 5'10 , I had this kind of wake up call and I really want to shift my health around , I'm really out of shape and overweight , thats the reason I thought radical change would do good , but It seems like I was wrong from what your telling me I should start more slowly I guess .

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on May 26, 2014
at 12:42 AM

Go back to your pre-diarrhea diet. Ongoing diarrhea is bad for you. Radical changes are hard on your system.

Go back to your pre-diarrhea diet. There is no value in eating a diet that gives you diarrhea every time you eat.

Stick with 'regular' paleo for at least 6 months. You can easily lose weight on 'regular' paleo with a minor calorie deficient. How much do you want to lose? I lost 30 lbs in ~7 months (220 to 190, 6')

What is your age, height, weight, waist? The details matter.....

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at 12:10 AM

Thanks for the answer , extra info about my situation : Ive been a VERY heavy junk food eater for the last 4 years pretty much and thats why I went the radical change route . So , few questions : Do you think if I keep going this way I will adapt soon or is it too risky for my health? what kind of damage can this actually do? Thanks again for the help

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on May 26, 2014
at 09:59 PM

Too much coconut oil, too fast, is probably responsible. It's pretty hard on the GI system at first. I always suggest people start slowly--1 tsp a day, and then gradually increase the amount as tolerated. Try backing off of that, and doing a gut healing protocol because of your Chron's disease--lots of bone broth, fermented foods, vitamin D. If you weren't a big veggie eater before, go easy on the veggies, too, until your body has had a chance to adjust.

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on May 26, 2014
at 08:16 PM

My digestion didn't clear up till I cut all the dairy. If your consuming alot of dairy you may find ghee the better option!

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on May 26, 2014
at 12:02 PM

It is in all probability because of your higher fat admission. In the event that you quickly build your fat admission, your body might not have room schedule-wise to conform by processing more bile and more catalysts needed to appropriately process fat, which can bring about loose bowels and greasy and drifting stools.

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on May 26, 2014
at 12:00 AM

You're making too radical / abrupt changes to your diet. Address one problem at a time. Make simple / gradual changes. Your body needs time to adapt....makes changes slowly.

Going paleo for only three weeks & then jumping into ketosis is not a good idea.

Go back to your pre-diarrhea diet.... diarrhea can be quite harmful. Get the diarrhea under control & then make adjustments from there.

Appears that you're not accustomed to eating lots of fat, dial your fat consumption way back and add it incrementally.

509835e281e799a27e6de79978ca0d9d

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on May 26, 2014
at 12:10 AM

Thanks for the answer , extra info about my situation : Ive been a VERY heavy junk food eater for the last 4 years pretty much and thats why I went the radical change route . So , few questions : Do you think if I keep going this way I will adapt soon or is it too risky for my health? what kind of damage can this actually do? Thanks again for the help

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on May 25, 2014
at 11:18 PM

I take 10,000 UI of vitamin D and it seemed to be fine , I didnt get pain for months but occasional diarrhea , I drink about 4L of water a day too and about the diarrhea I forgot to say It seems to happen only few minutes after I eat something very fat heavy .

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on May 25, 2014
at 10:45 PM

no, i wouldn't say this is healthy at all. what are you doing to manage your crohn's? are you flaring right now? you don't want to get dehydrated from all the diarrhea or aggravate your crohn's.

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