Originally Posted by jbailey
Hey - My wife and I cook for Unitarian Universalist summer conferences, and we usually cook vegan. I had someone explain to me why it was that we were causing meat eaterns some severe distress. Apparently, their digestive systems are used to passing things through slowly to get all the nutrients out. A high-fiber diet passing through slowly apparently clogs the system up because the body has time to get all the water out.
After a week or so, things should clear up. Have lots of water in the meantime, and see if you can find some prunes to juice (drink just the juice, not the fiber!)
Thanks for the tip jbailey, it makes sense that my digestive system would still be used to passing things slowely, and I have noticed in the last couple of days that I am not nearly (hardly ever actually) as thirsty as I used to be (I used to drink more water than anyone I knew before trying this raw experiment) so I haven't been drinking as much as usual. I will increase my water drinking even if I am not really thirsty and see if that helps. I might look into juicing some prunes too.
Actually this afternoon/evening I probably feel the best I have felt since eating raw...good energy, despite being fairly bloated/bunged up.