Join Date: May 2016
Location: Vancouver, Canada
If you have increased your fiber intake (which you most likely have if you've begun replacing meat with beans, lentils, etc). then your body will take some time to get used to it. Depending how much fiber you were getting before, it can be a real shock to the system. This can definitely cause bloating, and changes in digestion including all sorts of interesting bathroom things LOL. It will pass, but in the meantime try taking plant based digestive enzymes with every meal to help ease the discomfort, and continue drinking lots of water.
As far as being hungry all the time, veg*n food is typically lower in calories than a standard American diet (unless you're eating tons of nuts, avocados, etc.) so especially if you're not eating much, it's very likely you actually need to increase your caloric intake. Definitely do NOT stop eating - starving yourself will only cause a myriad of additional problems, and is not healthy at all.