When you eat well, you might expect your digestive system to respond straight away with better elimination. But often this doesn’t immediately happen because the body needs time to adjust.
That’s because the digestive system is rather remarkable and attempts to predict what you’re going to eat based on prior consumption. This makes it more efficient as it can prepare the types of enzymes it needs to digest the ratio of carbohydrates, fats and proteins you’re likely to eat. However, you change this ratio dramatically, it can take three or four days for your body to work this out and make the necessary adjustments.
This can result in your bowels being less regular than usual or other uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating. These changes should work themselves out within four days and then your bowels should start eliminating even more efficiently than before.