I have been a Vegan for over a year and I really like how it makes me feel and look. I also workout 4 times a week, and I have to get creative in how I get enough protein. I am already at 7% body fat and very lean, but don’t want to go lower than that. Veganism has totally transformed my life for the best, including lowering my cholesterol, giving me more energy, and so the list goes on.
That aside, however, my main problem has been digestive and it is starting become such an issue that I may have to go back to being a vegetarian or including some meat in my diet. My daily diet consists of foods like tofu, wraps, quinoa, wheat berry, ground peanuts and almonds, mixed nuts, avocado, wraps, tomatoes, apples, lots of Tofurky products, soy milk, oatmeal, pea and bean soups, lettuce, broccoli, burritos, toast, etc. And to keep my protein intake up, I drink three soy powder protein shakes a day, plus eat one Organic Food Bar after I work out. The results are great. Between this and working out I am in better shape than when I was in my 20s.
Without getting to graphic here, before I became a Vegan I was already very regular, rarely had issues with constipation. Now it is out of control. Things just seem to go right through me, and I’m starting to feel like a renewable source of energy and potential investment for the Intermountain Gas Company. It is seriously disruptive and, no pun intended, a total pain in the ass.
Is there some type of Vegan food that I can eat that will serve a binding agent? Ironically, what I need is something that will actually slow me down and stop me up a bit. My system is running like a race car.
Thanks for the help.