I have the same thing happening to me! I have been on the 1st stage of the atkins (modified to fit me, mostly meat w/ some veggies, almond milk, nuts, etc) w/ some breaks here and there when family events came around. I always gained a lot back quickly when I went off, but since I was not following the proper stages, that was understandable.
I have never had a problem until this time though. I saw a bogus post on a friend's FB about the "Raspberry Ketone" pills and thought I would try it in hopes of losing more weight even faster. I got a bottle that had other types of fruits in it as well to give it an even higher amount of ketones than the other kinds (I think it was something like 600 mg/day in the form of 2 pills twice daily). After several days I became SO sick I could not take care of my daughters or even take care of myself. I could not even stand most of the day. When I was up, it was because I had diarrhea and vomited once.
I felt much better the next day, but did still continue to have diarrhea and it has not stopped for about a week now. Any time I eat, I have either diarrhea or very soft and very thin stools of approximately the same amount I just ate.
I have been afraid to go back on the Atkins again - or really try much of any non-typical foods in my diet (typical meaning what most people would eat in a daily diet or what I would have before going on the Atkins). I am afraid to even take most of the vitamins that I had been taking.
I had been taking vitamins for iron, B-complex, D3, Omega-3, Calcium/Magnesium/Zing, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ10, and occasionally Bilberry and Cranberry. I had just recently started taking Selenium as well. And, of course, the Raspberry Ketones.
I thought at first it was the flu, but it has been going on for a week now and it is happening only when I eat. If I forgo eating/drinking, I am fine.
After seeing that the first person also had just stopped the Atkins just before this happened, it makes me wonder if it is it possible that having eaten high carb (and probably somewhat high protein, since I was eating so many nuts/seeds?) for so long made it so the body does not process carbs properly? Since carbs are usually processed so much faster than fat/protein, maybe our bodies have gotten use to processing those as fast as carbs typically would, and so carbs go extra fast?
It looks like waiting is not helping since it has been so long and still happening for some. I think I will go back on the 1st stage Atkins to see if this helps. And if so, properly, SLOWLY, work my way back to being able to eat carbs. I'll post how it goes in a week or so.View Thread