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nut butter and adverse digestive effects ie constipation or flatulance

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 02, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I've been tweaking around eating semi paleo for about three months and pretty strictly primally (paleo with a bit of dairy and tempeh added once in a while) for about 6 weeks now. I was eating primarily vegetarian for 8 weeks or so getting the majority of my protein from eggs, Greek yogurt and a bit of tofu or tempeh, but have decided to return to meat (yum) about two weeks ago. Since then I've noticed some uncomfortable changes in my digestion (increased flatulence and constipation). The only changes to my diet have been animal protein subbed for the soy products. I do also eat a fair amount of almond butter and on occasions where I have binges on it I notice the next day that I have similar digestive symptoms. I am wondering if Anyone has had a similar experience with animal protein, almond butter or both. Could this also just be a readjustment for my body after going so long without animal proteins?

Btw I do eat about 2-3 tbsp of almond buttter OK average daily.

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on June 05, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Am doing this now. Gonna try a 30 day challenge and eliminate almond and nut butters and see if digestion is better

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:18 PM

And I'm talking tbsp not tsp so obviously the quantity is larger. Is there any physiological reason this might be happening?

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I'm pretty conservative when I do eat it. Usually measuring it out. Just wondering if this had caused digestive issues with anyone else

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on June 02, 2012
at 04:13 PM

I also used to binge on almond butter (with dates) but my body didn't seem to like it. Try removing it for a few weeks.

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on June 05, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Am doing this now. Gonna try a 30 day challenge and eliminate almond and nut butters and see if digestion is better

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on June 02, 2012
at 04:44 PM

I've been a Vegetarian for years and now eat Paleo but with fish and eggs as protein (no meat, chicken etc.) I can't do more than a few nuts at a time without stomach issues. Also often when you think you are eating 2-3 tsp of nut butter you are likely eating MUCH more unless you are measuring it. 3 tsp is 1 Table spoon and that is nothing when you actually get a measuring spoon out. I'd cut out the nuts and nut butter for a bit and see how you feel.

Cbf014e1272e1c092e774c70e78b7890

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:18 PM

And I'm talking tbsp not tsp so obviously the quantity is larger. Is there any physiological reason this might be happening?

Cbf014e1272e1c092e774c70e78b7890

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I'm pretty conservative when I do eat it. Usually measuring it out. Just wondering if this had caused digestive issues with anyone else

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