I started semi-Paleo last Monday 3/25. I gradually cut back on carbs, dairy, and sugar while simultaneously upping my vegetable & fruit intake. The meat consumption stayed the same and I never ate processed food to begin with, so that wasn't a big deal. I did however use to consume a LOT of dairy, grains and a good amount of sugar.
I don't feel well. I honestly feel like how most of you describe feeling PRE-Paleo: Bloated, gassy, yucky, sick. I even gained two pounds. Weight wasn't the reason I got on this (skin problems was) but I'm not looking to GAIN weight, either.
Does this feeling go away?? I miss eating a bowl of soothing, comforting pasta with butter. That never hurt my stomach before (but I think it made my face real greasy lol). THanks in advance.
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on April 01, 2013
at 05:11 PM
You've gained two pounds because you are bloated - you likely haven't changed you're body's actual physical mass in that short a time.
You need to ask yourself why you are bloated. This kind of bloating is not normal - it shouldn't have arrived, let alone having to ask when it will go away. ;-) This is likely not from a lack of something (the greasy pasta you claim to love), but rather something you added - those fruits and veggies. So, specifically, what fruits and veggies have you started eating?
Some people react badly to certain fruits and veggies. Broccoli (and related) veggies make me very, very bloated, for example (as does dairy, and a few other foods). A FODMAPs restriction diet helped me figure that out. You may or may not have some FODMAPs type issues, but undoubtedly, you are reacting poorly to a food you introduced.