Something is sending my insides crazy and I just CANT figure out what/why it is so was wondering if anyone has any ideas because its just making me limit my diet more and more when I want to be expanding it!!
I generally eat loads of fresh fruits, green smoothies, veggies and a few nuts and seeds and when I'mgetting it right I feel AMAZING, so much energy and my insides feel so clean and lovely and I feel light and connected to the world, I have an appetite and eat lots of nice raw food. But then I'll eat something and it'll give me a big kind of internal blockage, I feel it at the front of my belly it feels kind of hard and...like theres concrete in it. Then I don't feel like eating (which is nogood for me because I'm waay underweight and trying to put some on which I feel good about when I have an appetite and can munch away to my hearts content but because this happens it keeps going down again because I want to avoid food so much). Then I feel really constipated and can't poo for ages even though I can feel it sitting there in my colon (sorry if thats tmi) and I start to feelgenerally crappy and awful and want to give up on raw altogether... then after a couple days of eating simple fresh foods and green smoothies it'll move along and I'll have a day where I'm literally in the loo all day and emerge feeling brilliant.
So I just want to stop eating whatever it is that does this but i can't work itout.
First I thought it was sprouted quinoa after having it for breakfast a few times and getting the same thing. I cut that out.
Then I had some sprouted wheat bread which wasn't raw and got the same thing so cut outgrains.
Then I had some flax and sunflower bread. This felt particularly bad. Bye bye flax.
Then at easter I had some cooked split peas which actually made my stomach bubble and go crazy. Not that I really eat cooked beans or legumes anyway but I felt abit sad that maybe that was what was causing it.
Then last week I hadn't had anything vastly different to what I had been eating but made some potato chips in the dehydrator and had some parsnips that had been marinated in ACV. And it made me realise I had been eating cooked potato on occasion around the time I had theproblem I blamed on the flax and also when I had the split peas.
So now I'm wondering if it is the starch which is doing this from the potato and the grains? I may have wrongly blamed the flax whcih could have been pushing it all along (flax is good for getting things moving isn't it?) Is starch known for doing this? Orshould I be looking elsewhere?
Also, I'm a bit sad at the idea of giving up starches mainly because they have lots of calories and I need calories right now and like them to come from lots of different places (Im going to experiment more with high fruit/higher fat etc. when I actually have enough fat and weight on my body tofeel healthy). If I was to juice a potato or sweet potato would that have the same effect or not (sorry if thats a dumb question, I'm new to juicing...)
So any advice/similar experiences would be gratefully accepted so I can try and pinpoint whats going on. ATM I am eating what I know makes me feel good for a week or so thenintroducing ONE thing to see how that affects me. But I'm impatient and want to know lol