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I'm back to my vegetarian lifestyle. (Left a little background on the "introduce yourself" section-- check it out whenever.) It's been like the third or fourth day and right now my stomach is feeling weird. I'm not sure if it's the change of diet or too many beans and tofu? Also, I've become very, uhm, "gaseous".<br><br>
Right now, my stomach is making a "grrr" sound and a churning feeling. I'm not hungry, I ate. I was 12 years old the last time and I don't remember feeling this way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br>
Can anyone help me? Not sure what to do to make a better transition.
 

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it's the beans. Your body will adjust. ;-)
 

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HAHAHA, thanks. I was actually lurking around other threads and I guess this is normal. Someone should really sticky a thread on "Warning signs-- transitioning into veg*ns" lol. It should say symptoms that may occur and things that could be done to reduce it or help the transition. That way it's not hard to miss and it reduces the repeats. Just a thought. :-D
 

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I had that too when I started my vegetarian diet, but after two weeks it was gone, and actually my digestion has improved greatly. So don't worry too much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Two weeks!? Ahh, lol. Well, this morning it went away, I'm feeling a little weird still but I'll probably go make a blackberry with silk tofu smoothie. Hopefully, it'll help me out a little. If not I'll drink some tea later on today.
 

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try drinking alot of water and other fluids to wash out your digestive tract. I have read that your system is cleaning up itself from all the garbage and meat you ate for years. I been doing number two alot latley since I adjusted again to this and Its cleaning out my system.
 

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Yeah, it's no laughing matter. I actually used the bathroom hoping it will go away. So, I'm taking your advice and drinking lots of water. Let the detoxifying begin. Lol.
 

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can you take gas ex or something like that? idk...I'm Cuban and grew up on beans so it was no big deal. LOL
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Floridaisa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2819794"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
can you take gas ex or something like that? idk...I'm Cuban and grew up on beans so it was no big deal. LOL</div>
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LOL if your cuban so your used to it
 

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Your body isn't used to making the digestive enzymes (or enough of them) to take care of all the fiber. You'll adjust.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Floridaisa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2819794"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
can you take gas ex or something like that? idk...I'm Cuban and grew up on beans so it was no big deal. LOL</div>
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I should somewhat be used to it. I kind of grew up eating beans and I had a close friend (she's Puerto Rican) whose mom used to always make us rice and beans. It was delicious!
 

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You're making a drastic change, and eating a ton of beans. You'll get used to it. Are you washing your beans before preparing them?
 

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I felt the same way, too! It was about a week ago. It passed in a day. It WAS the beans. Good gracious they should warn you! haha. But your body does adjust!
 

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Changing your diet pattern will take sometime to accustom to your body. Fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts are rich in essential nutrients and detoxify your body. Once your body is set to the veggie diet, your digestion will be very good.
 
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