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Bloat. Could it be Omega 3 or starch-free?

Commented on July 10, 2013
Created July 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Been having terrible stomach bloat pain lately. Before you say it ;) I've got a doctors appointment next week & have already started avoiding FODMAP (fructose malabsorption seems possible) in the meantime, among other things, so far I think I'm improving. But I have some questions to ask the Hackers for their experience:

Does anyone find going STARCH-FREE Paleo they get bloat, stomach pain or other digestive issues? Seems every time I go really good full on with Paleo and starch free (for weight loss, less hunger/cravings (works great!) and, ironically, thinking it would help digestion) the stomach ache/bloat starts up again. Could be co-incidence, but has this happened to anyone?

Can you get bloat from taking Omega-3 fish oil several weeks after starting it? I stopped taking it yesterday just in case. I was taking it in the morning with breakfast, the stomach pain is usually later in the day. It's enteric coated, and supposed to surpass the stomach. It was 3 weeks since starting it that I started to get the issues. Is it possible it's the fish oil?

What has given you bloat while on Paleo?

Thanks much!

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on July 10, 2013
at 10:41 PM

Typical day is fruit smoothie for breakfast; protein (eggs, tuna, salmon or dinner meat leftovers) & salad for lunch; protein (beef, chicken, fish, pork) with cooked vegetables (ie.zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, green/yellow beans, mushroom in olive oil or butter) for dinner. Snack, when hungry, is usually a fruit, or sometimes nuts or sunflower seeds, sometimes a protein. I find I need to eat regularly through the day.

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fruit for breakfast & some snacks. basic romaine salad for lunch. Basic zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, green/yellow beans, mushroom type veggies for dinner usually pan cooked with olive oil or butter. I took the fish oil with breakfast, never had a problem then, it would start later in the day... not sure if it could still be that or not though.

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on July 10, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Give more info on what you are eating.

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on July 10, 2013
at 09:48 PM

When you're starch-free, what plants are you eating? Kale, cabbage etc are all very fibrous and often cause more problems. And how are you cooking them?

I don't take fish oil any more but I remember it sometimes caused bloating if I took it on an empty stomach.

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on July 10, 2013
at 10:05 PM

fruit for breakfast & some snacks. basic romaine salad for lunch. Basic zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, green/yellow beans, mushroom type veggies for dinner usually pan cooked with olive oil or butter. I took the fish oil with breakfast, never had a problem then, it would start later in the day... not sure if it could still be that or not though.

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