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bloating and gas

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 07, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Hi!

I'm new to paleo, and follow its dietary guidelines simply because that's how i want to eat (i'm not trying to diet or anything). i still eat steel cut oats on occasion, but pretty much stay away from everything else. this is my second time going almost fully paleo, as i stopped the first time around due to terrible gas and bloating. i thought that maybe it was a fluke, but it's happening this time around, too. i have a feeling that it's wheat/gluten related, because if i ever do eat it, the gas goes away.

i also suffer from mild IBS, but i take supplements daily and my symptoms were resolved before going paleo. so, my question is... why am i so bloated and gassy? what gives? it's pretty awful, and making me second guess this lifestyle. i'm frustrated!!

thanks!

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:51 PM

okay, i'll check that link out. thank you!

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:50 PM

raw, or cooked broccoli? i noticed it was really bad the morning after i ate raw broccoli the night before.

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:50 PM

i haven't really been eating much from the cabbage family, and i haven't noticed anything in particular after meat. it's usually just all the time, especially at night. i don't burp very much at all, unless i'm really hungry (not sure what that's about!). thank you!

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on February 07, 2013
at 03:54 PM

have you noticed it after just meat (no spices, dairy etc.)? do you burp a lot, too?

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:28 AM

Are you eating raw cabbage and cabbage family? They may do it to you. You can have rice and potatoes you know and limit the amount of vegetables. Try different things, see which ones work.

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on February 07, 2013
at 01:09 PM

I agree with the FODMAPS. When I eliminated onion, it was a small miracle. :) Some people get gassier with paleo bc you are drastically increasing fruits and veggies, and maybe even adding in some new ones. Here is some good info combining paleo and FODMAPS:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:51 PM

okay, i'll check that link out. thank you!

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on February 07, 2013
at 01:05 PM

For me, it was broccoli that did this to me. It ended up going away over time, but the bloating was terrible for the first couple of months!

Ba3f2d804514b53e3bb98efe6c175bb5

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on February 07, 2013
at 08:50 PM

raw, or cooked broccoli? i noticed it was really bad the morning after i ate raw broccoli the night before.

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:48 AM

Google fodmaps.

As well, you've just made a big dietary shift. If instead of wheat bread you're eating fibrous veg, your microbiome probably won't be particularly well-adjusted to your new diet. Experiment, be patient. Perhaps look at some of the other threads here, there are plenty. Good luck.

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