Stomach pain and bowel movements (warning: slightly graphic)
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:03 PM
I am new to this forum and the whole30 program. I recently finished reading ISWF and became interested in doing whole30. For the past week, I have been eating relatively clean (90%) compliant, but decided not to start the program until January because of the holiday season.
Ever since I started eating this way on Monday, I've been having some stomach issues. I have been experiencing stomach cramps/pains in my lower abdomen that last 20 to 30 seconds every couple of hours or so. It kind of feels like someone is squeezing my insides and then letting go. Accompanied by that, I've been experiencing pretty severe pain in my stomach every time I have a bowel movement. It is very similar to IBS symptoms (constipation, mucus in stool, sweating and pain during bowel movements, immediate relief of pain after bowel movement). However, I've never experience these symptoms before I started eating this way (though I've had previous issues with constipation, but no stomach pain). Is this normal for the first week or should I be concerned? I'm thinking that perhaps cutting out diary has affected me, since I used to eat a Greek yogurt everyday, but I'm not so sure.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:05 PM
The only thing that I can really think of that's affecting my stomach is maybe an increase in fat? I've always cooked with olive oil, but for the last couple of days I've been really trying to increase my healthy fat intake (avocados, more olive oil, etc.)
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:21 PM
I hope you figure it out, good luck!
Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:59 AM
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