I had this issue before I went raw despite the fact I didn’t eat processed sugar, carbs, gluten (no bread, no pasta – nothing) and no soy. My belly is still pretty distended despite the fact that I’m actually losing fat all over. The fact that I’m losing weight make my belly distention look even worse. If I don’t hold it in, I look pregnant.
I know part of my problem is posture and the rest is digestion though my digestion has been pretty regular for the past 6 months so I don’t know what it could be.
As far as diet, I tried to cut back on fats and nuts to see if some of my belly will go down. I tried a low-fat, low-protein raw diet for about two days I felt so spacey, headachy, tried, irritable and dizzy, I had to eat ½ of avocado to feel normal again.
I tried just eating green smoothies and fruit for a day and I felt like a bottomless pit. When I get hungry, I tried eating a green smoothie of fruit and it fills me up like water, but an hour later, I’m insanely hungry again: hunger pangs and a headache. I go through so much food that way. I can eat ½ avocado or a young coconut and it will last me for 2 hours most of the time. I don’t eat much nuts at all.
What could the distention be? How can I get rid of it?