I started eating about 75% Paleo close to two years ago and never had any issues. This past holiday season I let myself cheat a little more than usual and now that I am back on strict Paleo (about 4 months now) I am experiencing horrible bloating. It looks like I have a baby in my intestines about 4 days of the week. I've kept a food journal to try and pinpoint what is causing it but I cannot find anything. HELP!! So frustrating...
Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly
For those of you that responded, thanks!
I went and got blood work done and got an abdominal scan and the results all came back clear. I resorted back to my food journal to solve this problem.
I have completed eliminated EGGS from my diet and I feel great! I am on a daily probiotic (Mark Sisson) and I have not experienced the bloating.
Spoke with a doctor about the egg issue and he suggested that I experienced an allergic reaction.
Lesson learned...listen to your body!
Could be fructose intolerance. There's a lot of paleo foods that could be triggering it ( most fruits except bananas, coconut and tomatos all have fructose)and that could be why you can't pinpoint one thing. I have a friend that is fructose intolerant and she bloates to the point of looking pregnant as well.
Agree with Melissa.
If you have been exposing yourself to gluten repeatedly, then it's likely that your gut flora is messed up and you have developed FODMAPS intolerance.
I eat closer to 90% Paleo now. Here is one day of my food journal that I marked down feeling super bloated that evening: Applegate turkey sausage & black tea for breakfast. Walnut/Macadamia nut mix snack Chicken deli meat & paleo meatballs, boiled egg, guacamole, and raw veggies for lunch. Spoon of almond butter and a few carrots for snack. Green salad, 2 cucumber wrapped sushi rolls (no rice), and red wine for dinner. I own a fitness studio and workout at least 2 times a day (crossfit and then instructing a group fitness class) so I find myself hungry quite often.
Avocados absolutely kill me.
I highly recommend going Terry Wahls. I know, it sounds very restrictive, but it might really help. Try it for three days - I saw the difference in one day.
And avoiding all fruit if you need too. Also, have you tried probiotics? They might help or might cause intestinal distress - it is different for everyone.
My gut feeling - you have been doing Paleo 75%, but you might be gluten intolerant 100%. The issue can be gluten intolerance and Terry Wahls diet will take care of it.
Good luck, don't give up!