I started living this lifestyle 12 days ago, but this monday I ate a little piece of cake(dairy, sugar, chocolate, alcohol) and sauerkraut with garlic made on oil! I started this program with elimination diet because of digestive problems, except I am eating raw bananas, raw peeled apples and flaxseed.
On monday I also ate 2 cups of millet, because I weren't at home and I have to choose between quinoa, millet and white rice. After I ate cake, sauerkraut and millet, my stomach became swollen and I had some gas... Next day I had some sharp pains in lower stomach, but nothing really serious. Because there were three new foods on my diet, I don't know what cause me problems... So I am basically on day three now.
Otherwise I am quite OK, I have some bloating everyday in the afternoon and evening, there is still some gas. I came from raw diet, so my body is adjusted to fibre. I was somehow consipated on raw food. I was going everyday, but it was dry and not formed...
When I started McD diet my stools changed to almost perfect.
I am also feeling a little lightheaded and my muscles are weak, but I am not sleepy and I have energy.
I have problems with calories. I am afraid to loose more weight, so I try to eat as much as I can, but everyday I ask myself... Why if I am bloated because of too much food for my system?
How do I know how much calories do I need?
I was moderately active last few months, but these days I am mostly sedentary and I feel I should be moving more again.
I want to gain muscle mass and become stronger, so I will be focusing on weight training, but some long walks and maybe a little running will be good for my digestion.
It's hard to be on elimination diet. I was thinking to start eating everything allowed on regular plan to see how I feel, because I don't have so terrible issues. I really hope I am not gluten intolerant and I can handle corn. I really like corn and cornmeal, so I will try it as soon as possible.
And I drink a lot of water. At least 4L everyday. I read on this board that we don't need a lot of water on this diet, possible only at the beginning. I hope I am not drinking too much, I drink only when I am thirsty and this is very often.
Sorry for my bad english, but I had to start writing journal, because this will help me to stay on track.