I changed to a new diet about three weeks ago to try to lose weight around my gut. On the average day I eat:
Breakfast: One bowl of oatmeal with raisins and non-fat milk OR two slices of multigrain bread with 4 egg whites
Mid morning snack: Apple or Apple shake (half low fat milk, half water)
Lunch: Pack of 2 sushi rolls from 7-11
Afternoon snack: A large handful of grapes
Dinner: A good sized serving of fresh vegetables with fist sized serving of white fish or chicken breast. (sometimes this is from a vendor, but I try to avoid the really oily stuff)
8pm snack: A few slices of pineapple
I usually eat in 2 - 3 hour intervals depeding on when I rise, and also have a few nibbles on sunflower and sesame seeds. I sometimes vary the fruit that I eat, but tend to stay away from bananas and citric fruits. I am also exercising almost every day, usually with about 30-45 minutes of cardio at an average of 80% MHR and a fairly intensive and varied session of resistance training.
All this and I have had diarreah like stools for about 4 days, going to the bathroom every 4 - 5 hours. I need to ask, is this a natural side-effect of a sudden diet change / metabolism change? Has anyone had a similar experience. I looked on the internet but all the advice is for babies with diarreah and is of relatively little use to me.
Thanks in advance for any advice…