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Stomach bloating

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Created March 14, 2013 at 2:36 AM

I am on day 9 of paleo. I feel pretty great except for some major bloating. I actually look 3 months pregnant the bloating is so bad. With the exception of a little bit of milk in 1 cup if coffee I'm completely dairy and grain free. Meat, eggs, veggies, some nuts and fruit is all I'm eating. I did bake with some almond flour and pumpkin as well. Can anyone please help! I'm getting a bit discouraged.

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on April 03, 2013
at 11:17 PM

You think onions and apples would the hardest things to give up? Harder than bacon or sex?

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:06 PM

me too, onions and apples. 2 hardest things to give up!

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on March 14, 2013
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I personally notice tons of bloating from onions and garlic, even though they're definitely Paleo. Almonds will also do it for me. There's a great list of Paleo FODMAPs and safe foods here: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:32 PM

Almond flour gave me bloat. Try eliminating it for a while?

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on March 14, 2013
at 04:36 AM

I get bad bloating from egg whites, especially if they are hard-boiled. Other than that, nothing really jumps out unless you're eating tons of crates of fruit or something.

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on March 14, 2013
at 11:25 AM

Are you familiar with the FODMAP diet? Google knows far more about it than I ever could, but the gist of it is removing certain vegetables that have a tendency to cause bloating, gas, and the like. FODMAP stands for types of foods (mainly sugars) called fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. Foods containing these include wheat, rye, onion, garlic, leeks, artichokes, mushrooms, cauliflower, snow peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, milk products (except hard cheese), honey, apples, pears, watermelon, mangos, stone fruits, high-fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, and xylitol. And more.

That aside, you can still enjoy bell peppers, bok choy,carrots, celery, eggplant, lettuce, parsnips, scallions (green parts only), sweet potato, and tomatoes. Oh! And lots of butter and (Grass-fed) meats :)

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:41 PM

I personally notice tons of bloating from onions and garlic, even though they're definitely Paleo. Almonds will also do it for me. There's a great list of Paleo FODMAPs and safe foods here: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:06 PM

me too, onions and apples. 2 hardest things to give up!

10121ac7b6beb99c0fbfbf1522c50adb

(1193)

on April 03, 2013
at 11:17 PM

You think onions and apples would the hardest things to give up? Harder than bacon or sex?

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on March 14, 2013
at 08:33 PM

Thanks for the advice, it's all very helpful. I am going to try following the FODMAP and avoid almond flour. Hopefully this will help!!!

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on March 14, 2013
at 03:45 PM

Do you chew gum regularly?

Also just try and eat slowly, chew a lot, and sip hot water with your meals.

I am not sure what food is the culprit, but these things help me keep the bloat down.

Keep it up, it will get better!

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:35 PM

I always get bloated from nuts - esp almonds and Brazil nuts

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