It's not just lettuce -- other things make my gut throw a tantrum, too. THIS is why i get so mad at the vegetation-pushers.
Bloating, obviously-proliferating bad-bugs, urgency, unusual sound-effects, need to waste time in "recovery mode".... And i had been feeling SO good on ZC! My husband grilled a chicken the other night, and chose to accompany it with steamed cauliflower and hollandaise sauce -- how could i refuse after he went to all that trouble? I took a small portion, and it was very tasty ... until some hours later. Then yesterday, i had a few macadamias because dinner was running late. I had a few green beans with mushrooms which usually go down just fine. This morning my gut is screaming at me.
It'll pass -- no pun intended. In a day or two of ZC the bloat will go away and all the other unpleasant details will fade. I'll feel great until some future time when i'll accidentally eat too much of a plant, and have to start over again from where i am right now.
Between clever marketing by produce-growers, ideological ignorance, epidemiological misfeasance, and fanaticism, we have a population which worships a destructive dietary paradigm. Plant foods are NOT what does a body good. Veg*nism will not only NOT save the world and the human race, it will hasten our decline.
Has everyone here watched "Dr. Strangelove"? It's that "purity of essence" thing. Plant-based "nutrition" is a pipe-dream, straight from the lurid imaginations of the psychologically-challenged. It's closely tied in with the fear of "calories" and obsession with the microbiome. It's PERVERSE.
Objective source after objective source SHOWS us what happens when people follow this kind of rationale. Observation of population X suggests that Z is a beneficial substance; a study isolating substance Z is made; substance Z is actually shown to be non-beneficial, if not actively harmful; rationalization is constructed which defends Z anyway ... often including the word "hormesis." Z retains its halo, and people are sicker than before.
In our attempts to improve the modern diet we HAVE to get market forces out of the discussion; their input muddies the waters -- hell, it POLLUTES them irreversibly.
We have to keep the mentally-damaged from spreading their infection into the "well" population; calling nutritious foods "unclean" and promoting anti-nutritious ones as "healthy" and "the only RIGHT way" CONTRIBUTES TO MORE MENTAL DAMAGE. You heard that right. Obsession with CICO, "moderation," and heavy exercise is not good science, it's BAD RELIGION.
The nutritional deficiency as well as the overload of deleterious compounds in the brain make its sufferers even more fanatical and sick. It promotes the kinds of neurotransmitter damage/imbalance which make healing nearly impossible. Insistence upon RITUALS like fermenting and sprouting and raw-processing is on a par with saying certain prayers when the clock chimes -- it's not rational.
People who want you to eat less meat (or less fat, or more vegetables, or whatever) than what YOU find makes you feel good, do not have your best interests at heart -- they're trying to make you a convert to their religion. Don't let them try to convince you that they have Truth and that you won't understand until you try their way; that is a form of brainwashing. Do not let their wild-eyed Faith deflect you from YOUR Truth.