Subabdonimal swelling on paleo\PHD diet

Answered on December 16, 2014
Created December 15, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Hi everybody, I'm following a diet mostly based on the criteria of the perfect health diet, but ultimately I'm eating less and less rice, at breakfast I eat almost zero carbs (usually eggs, green tea and some vegetables) and about a month ago I started to eat less than 100 grams of carbs per day. I have cheat meals only seldom, let's say about once every two weeks, mainly because of birthdays and I practice simplefit or primal workouts regularly.

I'm 182cm tall and weigh about 75kg, I've always been athletic and never overwieght, but ultimately I'm experiencing a really annoying subabdominal (around the belly button) swelling and I actually always feel like I have a sort of pressure from the inside of my body. What are the foods that could cause these symptoms? 

P.S.: I also poop less frequently than when I was following a typical western diet with grains. Sorry, but that's a symptom too. :)

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on December 16, 2014
at 02:05 PM

Why did you go paleo/PHD? Sounds like the typical drastic change in diet causing problems. Our bodies aren't designed to change diets quickly. Add back your old food and adjust slowly, if you have a reason to. 


on December 16, 2014
at 02:01 PM

Fiber. Trust me.

Are you eating a lot of veggies lately? What about avocados (worst offender for me) and chocolate?

Too much fiber will cause your lower gut to expand (from gases due to fermentation) and can be very uncomfortable. I don't even eat avocados these days, not worth the discomfort in my opinion. This can happen when switching to a diet that's higher in fiber. 


on December 16, 2014
at 09:07 AM

Possibly SIBO? Google the signs and symptoms of this and see what you think.

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