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    stomach messed up from eating primal?

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    I have been eating primal for a week. I was a healthy eater before eating mostly animal protein, dairy, fruit, vegtables, and whole grains. The big difference in my eating now is no grains. So I have stepped up the animal proteins, fruits, vegatbles, and nuts.

    Is it typical during this transition to have digestive discomfort now and then? I can't seem to pin point what individual food item might be causing. It seems to vary.

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    Significantly increasing fruit, veg and nuts will do that. Your body will adjust to more of these things. But you should limit fruit and nuts anyway - a serving or two of low glycemic fruit. One serving of nuts.
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    Totally normal as your body adjusts. Give it about a month before stressing about it.

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    Thank you

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    Same thing happened with me. I've also recently started drinking 1 tbsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar in the morning (mixed with a glass of water) which has definitely created some "movement" in my stomach over the last day or two, hopefully it will subside soon.

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    The increased fat intake can take some adjustment too. I still can't handle as much fat as some people around here can manage without feeling ill.
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    Are you eating coconut oil or milk for the first time? It has a detox/laxative effect and can take a bit of adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barefootmama View Post
    Are you eating coconut oil or milk for the first time? It has a detox/laxative effect and can take a bit of adjustment.
    That explains what's been going on, lately... I just started using coconut oil a few days ago..

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    It took a month for my body to figure out how to digest leafy greens. I was a salad shooter at first, but refused to give up. Now they break down almost completely. I hardy even see stems or undigested leaves anymore on the way out. Chewing very well makes a HUGE difference.

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    I had some stomach acid problems which I think were caused by not eating enough vegetables, when I first started. Now I aim for about 60% of my meals to be made up of vegetables (by volume, not calories)!!

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