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Bloating issue???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this. I feel like I get extremely bloated the second any food goes into my mouth. I eat mostly green veggies, eggs, chicken and fish. I drink alot of water so I'm well hydrated and to my understanding means I shouldn't hold onto excess water. I consume less than 1000 mg of sodium a day. I recently lost alot of weight eating paleo but feel as though my efforts don't show as I am very bloated throughout the day. Is there anything I should be eating or supplements to take? Any input is appreciated!

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on May 16, 2013
at 04:32 PM

Strange, I've heard that green leaves are the vegetables *least* likely to give one bloating. Do you eat other veggies?

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on February 21, 2013
at 09:04 AM

I hope this will help. http://paleohacks.com/questions/178111/bloating-and-gas#axzz2LWSktJBC

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on February 20, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Raw veggies bloat me like roadkill. Everything has to be cooked like crazy since I have low stomach acid and digestive issues (IBS).

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on February 20, 2013
at 01:42 PM

Meg, do some searches on here. Lots of posts on bloating and gas. And look into FODMAPS.

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on February 20, 2013
at 05:21 PM

I am sure there are nutritional aspects that feed into this, too, and probably can help reduce bloating, too. But, just from my own personal experience, one thing that makes a HUGE difference with me and being bloated or not is sleep-- when I am up too late, or too early (in regards to my typical sleep schedule that is), or when I do not get enough sleep, I bloat. If I can stick to a reasonable/somewhat steady sleep schedule, it really makes a huge difference!

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on February 21, 2013
at 05:34 AM

I would also try switching up how you prepare your vegetables, particularly broccoli and cauliflower. Some people suffer from bloating when they are raw, while others (myself included) become bloated when they are cooked.

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on February 21, 2013
at 12:41 AM

after i stopped eating all green leafy vegetables and eggs, my bloating is really small. i get gas from something else i am eating, but not the pregnant feeling i had when eating those foods.

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on May 16, 2013
at 04:32 PM

Strange, I've heard that green leaves are the vegetables *least* likely to give one bloating. Do you eat other veggies?

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on February 20, 2013
at 04:50 PM

Great to know! I definitely eat alot of broccoli so ill keep that in mind. Thank you!

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on February 20, 2013
at 03:52 PM

It is not uncommon for people (especially women, it seems) to struggle with bloating when switching to paleo. I found this website to be very interesting and helpful; I followed her SIBO protocol for a few months and it significantly reduced my bloating and gas:

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

There are probably a few fruits and veggies that you react to, and figuring out which ones can be life changing. For me, it was broccoli (fairly obvious) but also onions, which I used to eat daily.

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on February 20, 2013
at 12:26 PM

Do you think it could be to do with stomach acid levels? I know people with low acid and difficulty digesting protein/fat who have taken Betaine Hydrochloride supplements and that seems to have helped them.

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