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Bloating, pain and gas after fasting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 02, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Sometimes, when I have fasted for several hours, I get a sore stomach followed by general gastrointestinal pain and bloating accompanied by gas from both ends.

Case in point, yesterday I had a fasted blood test so I did not eat between 7pm and around 12pm the following day. I ate an apple, followed a short while later by some ground beef and salad.

Later in the afternoon/evening I had the above pain and gas.

My wife was the one who suggested the link between not eating for some hours and then eating and I think she is right that there is that correlation.

I felt fine before, during and immediately after eating. Hungry, but not ravenous. I did perhaps eat too fast as I had to get back to work.

Is it as simple as "don't eat too much, too fast" after when breaking the fast?

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on August 02, 2011
at 10:43 PM

One thing about apples is that they contain lots of fiber - if you have excessive gut bacteria those can feed on the fiber and make gas. I'd go with Uggla's/Josh's suggestion and start with bone broth or if you use fruit use something with less fiber.

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on August 02, 2011
at 06:37 PM

People can have gut issues and not experience any overt signs or symptoms.

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on August 02, 2011
at 04:36 PM

The apple was the only thing half-suitable on offer after my medical. They had lots of cereals, bars of various kinds and suchlike made from "heart-healthy wholegrains" and some low-fat yoghurt (the kind with sugar and gelatin/other crap to make it less runny). I should have just skipped the apple and hung on until I got home. Or taken something with me. I've been semi-paleo for about a year. I don't have any known gut problems (no real tendency to pain or bloating etc in general, even after wheat or other poisons). I'm going to put it down to eating too fast and see what happens next time.

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on August 02, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Yes I too would avoid apples. Broth is the way to go!

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on August 02, 2011
at 03:05 PM

I naturally fast 24-36 hours frequently and do not have any issues with how much I eat to break the fast, I just eat normally, sometimes a lot sometimes not. I have found that apples to cause me some intestinal distress, but I can eat almost anything else. Not sure how long you have been doing the Paleo Lifestyle but perhaps your gut is still healing and perhaps can get a little sensitive, maybe try some bone broth to break a fast.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on August 02, 2011
at 06:37 PM

People can have gut issues and not experience any overt signs or symptoms.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 02, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Yes I too would avoid apples. Broth is the way to go!

C678bf33580271beecf36ab23424c3bb

(100)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:36 PM

The apple was the only thing half-suitable on offer after my medical. They had lots of cereals, bars of various kinds and suchlike made from "heart-healthy wholegrains" and some low-fat yoghurt (the kind with sugar and gelatin/other crap to make it less runny). I should have just skipped the apple and hung on until I got home. Or taken something with me. I've been semi-paleo for about a year. I don't have any known gut problems (no real tendency to pain or bloating etc in general, even after wheat or other poisons). I'm going to put it down to eating too fast and see what happens next time.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on August 02, 2011
at 10:43 PM

One thing about apples is that they contain lots of fiber - if you have excessive gut bacteria those can feed on the fiber and make gas. I'd go with Uggla's/Josh's suggestion and start with bone broth or if you use fruit use something with less fiber.

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:28 AM

my daughter has the same problem. For years she has complained about pain in her stomach area, and i just barely after 20 years figured out the correlation between her getting this pain when she hasn't eaten for a long while and is very hungry then eats and afterwards has pain. I was hoping i would find the reason why on this site.

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