Diarrhea on Primal
Have been eating Primal for 4 weeks now and every day between 11am-2pm my stomach has been giving me fits. Loose stools and diarrhea which disappates as the day progresses. I am taking Probitics and am conscious of fat intake being I had my gallbladder removed in February. I have tried to pin down what in my foods maybe giving me the issues. I only eat one low fructose fruit a day like an apple or pear. I am puzzled. Its enough at this point to stop eating Primally. I rarely had stomach problems when I ate SAD. I did read thast diets too top heavy in vegatables and leafy greens can cause this reaction. I do eat tons of veggies, two huge salads a day, lots of veggies with dinner, etc.
What does an average day of meals look like for you? Are you eating coconut oil? Anything new to you?
Originally Posted by namelesswonder
Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs cooked in butter, a handful of Macadamia nuts, 1 cup of coffee, with one Stevia and a splash whipped cream
Lunch: Baby greens salad, maters, celery, crumbled raw milk Blue Cheese, a meat or fish like a piece of salmon cooked on George Forman grill. A dressing I made of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, Extra virgin cold first press olive oil and some Ms Dash.
Snack: Apple or Pear
Dinner: meat or cold water fish, double portion of broccoli or winter squash with pepper and onions
Late night snack: Maybe another handful of Macadamia nuts or Walnuts
Pretty damn Primal I would say.
I suppliment : A good Multi, Extra D3, 1300mg of Omega three fish oil and a 25 Billion Probiotic.
Nothing I did not eat before, but before throw in a big bagel with breakfast, a potato with butter for dinner and about 3 times a week a sugar laden disaster for dessert.
Very rarely with the coconut oil. I have a real good skillet which needs no oil..
Could it be the nuts or the dairy? (I have issues with nuts in a large quantity).
Could'nt be dairy, when I was eating my SAD diet, I ate tons of yougurt, milk, cheese. The nuts I don't eat enough of to really matter, maybe one or two small handfulls. Once again tons of them before and no stomach problems. Hate to blame the vegggies, but looks like it maybe them, or too many of them. Had a breakfast of eggs and uncured bacon, took my Probiotic with it and 3 hours now and nada.
Originally Posted by reallygravity
You may need to try eating more cooked veggies.
Are the supplements something that are new to you? There could be some kind of a reaction going on there.
The D3 is new to me, but I added that after the tummy issues started
Perhaps the probiotic is no longer needed since you have gone Primal. You may be overloading on it.
That is a big amount of fat during your breakfast for someone without a gullbladder. Im guessing that is the culprit, also a lot of raw veggies will do it as well because of all the undigestible fiber.
You might want to try a more easily digestable diet, something like a low residue diet. You might need to supplement digestive enzymes when you are having a bigger meal with more fat.