Really bloated for no reason? please help me D:

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 24, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I used to be realy gassy, bloated and constipated before paleo, but there was a period when it all stopped. With no mayor changes in my diet, the symptoms are back again. I've also gained some weight. I get this uncontrollable hunger sometimes, and sometimes i'm not hungry at all for very long periods of time.

I am strict paleo, but indulge in cheese ocasionally. I don't eat fruits, but nuts are a base in my diet because my family is not paleo, so the only available snack i have are almonds.

I was diagnosed with low-enzyme production, and am currently under naturist medication (read the labels, and no chemicals or weird products in them).

I've tried ruling out the nuts, but saw no mayor changes. I have started drinking warm water with lemon in the mornings, since i read it's de-bloating, but no changes so far.

Also, I'm in amenorrhea right now,and taking medication for that too but nothing has changed. Last time I had my period was January, and it was really short. Last time i had a REAL period was July last year, so I guess my lower stomach is also bloated because of this (not really sure what to think anymore)...

Should i try low FODMAPS? I notice i have many of the symptoms, but if I do, that would mean eating almost the same thing everyday, and i don't wanna deal with nutrient deficiencies (again).

Or can it be too much insoluble fiber? I eat lots of veggies, most of them high in fiber; onion, some celery and broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, and TONS of salad greens. The problem is, if i eat less veggies i would have to eat more meat (i have a big appetite, btw). When I don't balance my protein-fat-veggie ratio properly, my skin starts going yellow, and I don't think that's a good thing.

I would really appreciate any tips or ideas, as well as personal experiences because that could give me some clues... thanks in advance guys(:

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on August 24, 2013
at 07:31 PM

After going Paleo, I discovered that eggs and sour cream (and any soft cheese, really) make me bloated and gassy. I used to eat these but in small quantities due to my fear of cholesterol. Or maybe it was because I had so many other digestive issues (with grains) that I didn't notice. Anyway, you might have an allergy to something Paleo that you didnt eat too much of before and didnt notice. For example, a friend of mine doesn't have the enzyme to digest beef so if he eats it, he gets bloated and feels horrible for several days.


on August 25, 2013
at 01:35 AM

Are you getting enough fuel for your body b/c when I suffered from amenorrhea it was b/c I wasn't eating enough to match my training. I tend to suffer from gas too--i think it's linked to having a messed up, leaky gut. It has gotten better the longer I am on paleo--and cheese really makes me super gasey, even goat cheese. Eggs too.

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