I went paleo since a couple of days and always tried to add lots of animal fat to my diet. Therefore I literally drowned every meal in fat. But later I noticed, that I was really bloatet, especially after the vegetable+fat combination, which leads me to the idea, that fat somehow impairs the digestion of the other things inside my stomach. So that the vegetables make it undigestet to the colon. Is it possible that one should only combine meat with lots of fat, but when it comes to vegies to use it sparingly? Has anyone experienced similar reactions?
asked byThomy (2384)
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on December 01, 2011
at 08:35 AM
From my personal experience - I had a lot of digestive / GERD related issues when I started eating paleo, but it subsided after a few weeks. I fixed it by starting with very simple meals (like one type of fat, 1 protein and 1 veg) and upgraded veery slowly to more elaborate dishes, but still usually stick to a minimalist plan.
on December 29, 2011
at 04:33 AM
Fat slows down digestion and since you are eating starchy veggies they are taking a little longer to break down and bacteria get a little more time to munch out and give you gas. Fat is part of the reason veggies are good for you since many micro nutrients are fat soluble, so you need fat to absorb them into your body. Don't over think things and make sure you're downing liquids. I'm also envious that you got goose fat.