I'm a recovering anorexic, so I eat a LOT. My favorite foods to gain weight nuts/trail mix. I have difficulty eating during the day because of my messed up, disordered eating, so I eat most of my caloric intake in one gulp (not literally, but you get the idea) in one sitting. Recently, my poop has become orangish and has absolutely NO SHAPE. It's like EXTREMELY, CREEPILY liquid, almost like fog if that makes sense. Plus, there's these weird pieces of halved peanuts (?) that come out whole, but I chew my nuts quite well normally ??. Weirdly enough, they also look slightly larger than peanuts. What's wrong with me??? HELP!
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on March 25, 2015
at 04:30 PM
The advice my doctor always gave me about poop was if it's not white or black, it's not an emergency. Sounds like you're having digestion issues.
Soak the nuts for at least 18 hours and dry them out before consuming this. This will greatly reduce the phytic acid present in them which can be a major source of irritation and vitamin deficiency.
I would even suggest you scale back on the trail mix, it may have other oils and additives in it that are irritating you. After 2 years on Very Low Carb paleo, I started also having issues with food passing through me undigested. I've been able to correct this problem by taking a probiotic (Prescript Assist), adding a small amount of insoluble fiber to my diet (in the form of coconut flour bread), eating more starchy tubers and fruit, and eating slowly and really chewing my food. When I'm eating something I typically have problems with (like fibrous leafy greens), I have a glass of homemade kombucha with it to aid digestion.
Ultimately make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and not just eating a crap ton of trail mix ;)
Also I'd recommend you work with a physician to get your nutrient, metabolic, and hormone levels (like estrogen/progesterone/etc) checked to make sure there isn't anything else going on with your body.
on March 23, 2015
at 10:21 AM
It means you're not properly digesting your food.?? Peanuts are actually a legume, and not a nut, and therefore, not paleo.
You may also have issues with either low stomach acid, or low bile, preventing digestion, but more than likely, you're not chewing properly.