[Discussion] Paleo diet-er, now questioning it.

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Hey everyone,

I have been following the Paleo diet for about three years now, but had a lapse last week while I was cottaging that has made me question the diet. My mother in law made these home made granola bars, and I tried one, and I was hooked. She made two bags of them, so I was eating a couple of them a day. And to my surprise, my digestive system was running the best and most consistent it has in three years.

Backstory: I have always had digestive issues, as does most of my family. My mom has IBS, my aunt as Chrones, the list goes on. So I was destined to have a wonky digestive system. There’s a list of foods I can’t eat (broccoli, cauliflower, nuts, etc.), and I am lactose intolerant.

Now I never really noticed many issues with my body being affected by grains, so don’t go thinking I jumped on Paleo because I was suffering from grains. I jumped on Paleo because it just seemed to glow with health benefits, but not because I was suffering from grains. And to the credit of Paleo dieting, in the three years I’ve been following the Paleo diet, my over all health has improved in almost every aspect except for one: my digestion. After three years on Paleo, my digestive system is still irregular; I go through episode after episode of constipation, bloating, never gaining consistency.

Now in these three years I have put in WORK trying to find what could be causing this. I have eliminated tons of different foods, added others, all while sticking to the rules of Paleo, and I have had ZERO success with it. And I’m not eating like crap either. I cook all my meals fresh at home, and they all include vegetables and I have some fruit during the day, fermented foods, other sources of fibre, and nothing has ever worked.

Now in that week that we were cottaging, my diet again was exactly the same as it is at home; Paleo. The only difference in my diet was I was eating these damn granola bars, and to my surprise, and sorry for the details, I was taking HUGE poops every single day that we were there. And healthy poops at that. It was the first time in three years I was going to the bathroom regular and not feeling bloated.

SO, my question to my fellow Paleo diet followers, what am I to do about this? I know that most of you won’t reccommend adding some whole grains to my diet as that would be conflicting with the Paleo restrictions, BUT, how do I ignore the fact that after three years of constipation and bloating following a Paleo diet, the only resolution I’ve had are whole grain granola bars?

Sorry for the long text.

Cheers!

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[Discussion] Paleo diet-er, now questioning it.

by on / Paleo Diet

Hey everyone,

I have been following the Paleo diet for about three years now, but had a lapse last week while I was cottaging that has made me question the diet. My mother in law made these home made granola bars, and I tried one, and I was hooked. She made two bags of them, so I was eating a couple of them a day. And to my surprise, my digestive system was running the best and most consistent it has in three years.

Backstory: I have always had digestive issues, as does most of my family. My mom has IBS, my aunt as Chrones, the list goes on. So I was destined to have a wonky digestive system. There’s a list of foods I can’t eat (broccoli, cauliflower, nuts, etc.), and I am lactose intolerant.

Now I never really noticed many issues with my body being affected by grains, so don’t go thinking I jumped on Paleo because I was suffering from grains. I jumped on Paleo because it just seemed to glow with health benefits, but not because I was suffering from grains. And to the credit of Paleo dieting, in the three years I’ve been following the Paleo diet, my over all health has improved in almost every aspect except for one: my digestion. After three years on Paleo, my digestive system is still irregular; I go through episode after episode of constipation, bloating, never gaining consistency.

Now in these three years I have put in WORK trying to find what could be causing this. I have eliminated tons of different foods, added others, all while sticking to the rules of Paleo, and I have had ZERO success with it. And I’m not eating like crap either. I cook all my meals fresh at home, and they all include vegetables and I have some fruit during the day, fermented foods, other sources of fibre, and nothing has ever worked.

Now in that week that we were cottaging, my diet again was exactly the same as it is at home; Paleo. The only difference in my diet was I was eating these damn granola bars, and to my surprise, and sorry for the details, I was taking HUGE poops every single day that we were there. And healthy poops at that. It was the first time in three years I was going to the bathroom regular and not feeling bloated.

SO, my question to my fellow Paleo diet followers, what am I to do about this? I know that most of you won’t reccommend adding some whole grains to my diet as that would be conflicting with the Paleo restrictions, BUT, how do I ignore the fact that after three years of constipation and bloating following a Paleo diet, the only resolution I’ve had are whole grain granola bars?

Sorry for the long text.

Cheers!

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