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Bloating & gas and frustrated!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Ok so, I've been eating a very strict paleo for a month. Not whole 30, but lots of protein, veggies (broccoli, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage- all vegetables available, I eat it) all mixed differently to accompany my main course of steak, chicken, fish etc. the fruits I eat are banana, strawberry, apples, mandarins- any and all fruit, mango, grapes....i eat tons of avocados, they grow like wild fire here in Miami, free range eggs with bacon. All cooked with coconut oil, Kerry gold butter on my sweet potato... I think you get my drift (no pun intended) I have smelly, hot gas. And every so often, my belly looks bloated!!! Don't get me wrong I feel great, I've lost 9 pounds and my energy is increasing. Does anyone have a solution? I also have a normal bowel movement daily. Help.

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on August 30, 2013
at 02:21 PM

I will definitely cut back half of the portion I eat. It is the veggies fault! lol Thank you!

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on August 30, 2013
at 02:14 PM

Before going on Paleo, I didn't consume as much veg as I do now. I've increased veg consumption by at least 80%. So it has to be the veggies. Thanks!~

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at 02:13 PM

You're right... Its the darn veggies! Will limit them for a few days to see the change. Thank you for your answer. Appreciate it.

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on August 29, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Quit eating broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and maybe the avocados too for a few weeks and see if that helps, the first 3 are all known to be bloat inducers and major sources of gas for many people (avocados some people have trouble with, especially those with latex allergies). If you eat onions, and are still having problems that would be one to drop for a while to see too. If you are still gassy after that you could do a test and cut out the eggs as well.

445f0e66455ac1d497a0bdba3d9aa961

(10)

on August 30, 2013
at 02:21 PM

I will definitely cut back half of the portion I eat. It is the veggies fault! lol Thank you!

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on August 29, 2013
at 03:51 AM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's probably all the veggies.

Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and cabbage usually give me terrible, terrible gas. It doesn't matter how paleo I eat, for some reason my guts just can't digest them very well. The same is also true for my sister - so maybe it's a genetic thing.

Just limit those, jack up the other veggies like kale, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, etc. If you still have terrible gas, then I would start to track it on some kind of food tracker like fitnesspal. It usually only takes a few times to be able to spot the culprit. Then just limit that food, and VOILA!

Also one other thing may be the fruit. Some people can't digest large amounts of fruit, and certain ones can make you more gassy. Usually mangoes and grapes do it for me. If the veggies aren't the problem, then it's probably the fruits. Again, use a tracker and try to consciously assess how you are feeling right after you eat something. With some foods I know right away, "Oh sh-!" No pun intended.

Good luck. :)

445f0e66455ac1d497a0bdba3d9aa961

(10)

on August 30, 2013
at 02:13 PM

You're right... Its the darn veggies! Will limit them for a few days to see the change. Thank you for your answer. Appreciate it.

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on August 29, 2013
at 03:11 AM

Well everyone is different, so it really could be a few things but I would start by taking out the nightshade and see if that helps.

That being said, I used to have similar problems. One thing that has greatly helped me out with both bloating and gas and digestion in general is yoga. Specifically I would recommend Mayurasana pose, (also the creator of that video is in Miami and simply amazing!), and all types of Pranayama, but Nauli and Kapalbhati at least. If you are a beginner it might be best to try some of these poses:

http://www.fitsugar.com/Yoga-Poses-Ease-Digestion-2521972

Might sound different, but if you are anything like me, it will definitely benefit your life and alleviate some of these problems you are having!

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on August 29, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Is your body getting used to the fiber amount? Before going paleo, did you consume this much veg? You listed a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which give me major gas and bloating too. Cooking them doesn't even help me that much.

445f0e66455ac1d497a0bdba3d9aa961

(10)

on August 30, 2013
at 02:14 PM

Before going on Paleo, I didn't consume as much veg as I do now. I've increased veg consumption by at least 80%. So it has to be the veggies. Thanks!~

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