Hi So I have been Paleo for 6 days now. Coming from a mainly vegeterian/vegan diet- vegetable & legume heavy. I had never been regular in the past bc of IBS, but I used to go 2-3 times/week.
For the last 6 days my typical day looks like:
Morning: fruit Lunch & Dinner: typically a lean protein & lots of green vegetables. For the first week, I have not been eating a lot of oils/nuts however.
I make sure to be physically active on a daily basis. I also drink a ton of water and a large infusion at night.
I have not done #2 for 6 days and starting to worry. I realize that the diet change and possibly the sudden introduction of meat is contributing to this.
Is this normal? Any advice?
In my previous diet, chickpeas always helped to get things moving, but I am afraid to re-introduce them at the cost if it re-triggering my sugar cravings from my previous diet.
Other then that, Paleo has been GREAT. I feel fantastic - wont get into the details, but I am feeling incredible difference!
UPDATE: **Not wanting to get into too many details, but hours after I posted this, issue resolved! Naturally. I guess it was a matter of being patient, time and my body adjusting to something new.
A few interesting observations, is that on my prior diet (vegan/veg) if I had been severly constipated, I was also very gassy and bloated and the first bowel movement was extrememly difficult and the bathroom would stink. On Paleo, very very little gas, no bloat and first bowel movement came out rather comfortably and no need to light a candle in the bathroom. Sorry to get into the details but I thought it was a striking difference from my previous years!!!
With that said, THANKS to all for your comments!! **