The abbreviated version of my story is I have been a Very Low Carber (sub 10g) per day for the past 16+ months. In that time, I have had an extremely success weight loss of 135 lbs. - I then stalled for 2 months straight. In my search, I found the Primal Blueprint to be exactly what I was looking for and needed. In terms of eating, exercise, lifestyle etc... It was a perfect fit and I have been 100% primal for a week now.
The switch was a simple one for because my body had been using fat as it's source of energy for so long - I obviously had no initial induction like symptoms or withdrawals.
The main changes in my diet that I made were: Dropping decaf coffee and dairy (heavy cream, cheeses, butter) - still use organic ghee. I also added a large amount of vegetables to my diet to increase my carb intake and aid in my heavy lifting routine.
My meals are still simple.
Lunch: BAS, w/ lettuce, cucumber, green and red peppers and fresh mushrooms (all primal low carb veggies). Topped with chicken or steak and about 4 tablespoons of olive oil and some fresh squeezed lemon.
For dinner I'll have say a 12oz cut of an untrimmed fatty steak and a nice pile of asparagus sauteed in ghee.
The addition of all these vegetables has caused me to have serious bloating over the past week.
Is this A) due to water retention from the veggies or B) something new that my body has to adjust to?
Any help would be appreciated as this is not the most comfortable feeling in the world.