Either way I'm going to continue eating vegan after reading and getting more knowledge on how disgusting dairy products really are. I just found it odd that I would feel worse. I assumed I would feel better considering I changed my eating habits for the better.
That's possible. I actually just had soy milk for the first time ever 2 weeks ago. I've been using rice milk as well.
Make sure you are getting the required amount of vitamins and inerals!
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Also, if you feel like it might be a sensitivity to soy, maybe eliminate it from your diet for a few days and see if it helps. You can try it with other things too, eliminate them for a few days. If your symptoms improve, the item you eliminated may be the culprit.
Congrats on going vegan, and good luck!
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Unfortunately the easiest is white rice and bread, but you're trying to get off the overprocessed... Brown rice (not wild!), pasta, oats (instant is easiest, but again very refined--rolled is next best) are also easier on your system. I'm not saying eat ONLY this, unless you're desperate to make the diahrrea stop, but it should alleviate your problems a bit if you eat a bit more of it for a few days...
Actually, all things considered I'm not surprised you're getting these symptoms--going 100% plant based as well as cutting out refined flour is a huge spike in fibre intake! Going off caffeine can't help. Not that I condemn this, just saying: I wouldnt worry too much, it isn't unexpected, it should go away.
Good advice on eating/drinking habits while you have diahrrea: http://www.healthcastle.com/diarrhea.shtml no matter what the cause of it is, you don't want to get dehydrated *nodnod*
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