so I've been trying to get into raw foods for about two years now. I keep getting held back, and I THINK it might be digestion...but I need your advice.
Every time I eat raw foods that have a high calorie per. ounce ratio, I get a very upset stomach and nausea. This include nuts, seeds, coconut...even bananas and dates. I always end up spending several hours in bed and the day is wasted. I want to follow a LFRV (811) diet, but I need to be able to eat bananas and dates because they are affordable! Even after soaking my dates for a day and blending them with a quart of water (Datorade), I STILL have major problems.
I even have problems when I eat too much fiber in general. Big salads make me feel sick and constipated for several days and then never even fully digest at all. When I try to get in enough calories from juicy fruits I also get an upset stomach.
It doesn't even feel like my digestion is slow....it feels like it is simply nonexistent. It sets me back every single time I try to go raw. I know it isn't "detox" because I can drink nothing but juice for a day and feel great. As long as it doesn't have a lot of fiber, I'm fine.
I even have this problem with cooked vegan foods like rice and potatoes (I can't have wheat/gluten). If I eat them, I get really tired and fall asleep and it takes forever for them to leave my stomach. I sometimes get a stomach ache with these foods too.
I don't understand how to fix this problem....all I know is that it has prevented me from staying raw. Does anyone have any advice? Have you experienced this before? What could I possibly do to fix this?
(p.s. just in case it is relevant to your response, I haven't been able to work out since September due to health issues. However, I had this problem before then and I still walk everywhere since I'm a college student)