My main source of carbs has always been kabocha squash and sweet potatoes of all different types but recently it seems like my stomach is reacting weirdly. I used to eat at least 3-4 large sweet potatoes each day but now whenever I do that I seem to have digestive problems and sorry to be gross but my poop comes out in pellets and is sticky. I eat the orange kind, okinawa sweet potatoes, and japanese sweet potatoes. Is it possible to develop IBS or some sort of malabsorption problem later on in life for no reason?
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on January 24, 2014
at 12:15 AM
@Methodician I would guess my total might be around 1900 and probably around 20% is fat but I think most is vegetables. As far as egg whites I usually eat the hard boiled egg white very well cooked but thanks maybe I'll try including some red meat or soup in my diet!
on January 23, 2014
at 09:51 PM
I think you just confirmed what @samc said. I usually put 2-4 Tbsp of pastured butter on my sweet potatoes. Also, nuts can easily bind up your colon and make you drop pellets - I usually stick to macadamias and only in moderation. You're also eating egg whites, a common mistake. Egg whites, especially if undercooked, can cause all sorts of digestive unrest. You're throwing out the wrong part. Toss the whites and eat the yolk. Lastly, consider some red meat and/or meaty, thick soup. It's really great for the gut.
What would you estimate your average daily calorie intake at? How much of that is fat? Good for you for not fearing the carbs though. I love sweet potatoes.
on January 23, 2014
at 09:29 PM
@samc I have at least 1/2 an avocado and a few oz of nuts as fat and I also a pretty low calorie diet of fruits and vegetables with chicken, egg whites, Greek yogurt and cottage cheese as protein. I don't eat processed foods and my diet has pretty much stayed the same for a long time and I've never had any problems so I was wondering if I suddenly developed some sort of digestive disorder or intolerance. Thanks!