Why do I feel like a boulder is sitting in my stomach, and why do I always feel bloated?

Answered on March 11, 2014
Created March 11, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Ever since I was a child, I've been experiencing the feeling of a boulder and bloating in the middle of my stomach. It's painful, uncomfortable and annoying. I eat healthy, and the right portions, but I always suffer throughtout the day and night. I even drink the amount of water I'm supposed to (maybe more). Passing gas or having a healthy bm doesn't even help ease the uncomfortable feeling. I get it most when I eat nuts and salads. Help me understand this ongoing problem I've been having since I was a little girl.

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on March 11, 2014
at 01:28 PM

One word: fiber. You're eating a lot of it. The same happens to me when I overdo it on the fiber and veggies. Very noticeable stomach distention. Drinking water on top of it makes it even more noticeable. I go from a size 29 waist to like a size 34 after I have a meal with a lot of veggies. Not bad thing health-wise as fiber is good for you, but is can be extremely uncomfortable. If you really want to get rid of it, cut down on the salads and eat something less fibrous in its place, that'll fix it.

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on March 11, 2014
at 04:33 AM

Hey daz, thanks for your input. I never knew that about water. I drink a lot of water (more than anything else). It makes since what you're telling me.



on March 11, 2014
at 04:26 AM

probably not related...but do not drink too much water, esp around meal times, you'll just be diluting your stomach acids down & making it harder for your stomach to break down your food.

we should be able to cover most of our water requirements from food, just hydrate so you still have some colour in your urine. {& hydrate (including electrolytes) to replace any extra liquids lost via excessive sweat}.

but use your urine colour as your guide, clear urine = over hydrated = peeing your electrolytes away (imo).

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