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Bloating, poor digestion
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:21:28 PM »
Dear all,

I have been following paleo diet for some time now (more than 2 years) and am still experiencing severe bloating (I look like a pregnant woman), poor digestion and constipation. I absolutely love this way of eating but just cant figure it out how to fix this.

It is true that I eat a looot of green veggies and that might be the reason behind it, or eting too much fibre.

I have 72 kg (158 ibs) and am 179 cm tall (5'10) - moderately active (on avarage 30 min per day).

Usually I eat (cocoa powder, berries, a lot of (green) veggies (love broccli, cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts, onion, red paprika, tomato) fresh fish, canned tuna, chicken breasts, eggs, spirulina, 85% chocolate and avoid anything starchy and very sweet - as bananas, apples, tropic fruits and so on)

Thank you very much in advance for any advice, opinion, personal experience :)


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Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
I have heard about too much fibre causing troubles. For me, brussel sprouts and cabbage are hardest. If I have  little or no fruit/vegies and focus on mostly meats I have less bloating. Drink lots of water too : )


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Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 06:37:27 PM »
Cruciferous vegetables are known to cause gas and bloating in many people. Try eliminating them for a couple weeks to see what happens. All the meat you are eating is very lean and not very nutrient-dense. You might also try adding (fatty) red meat.

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Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 12:02:42 AM »
Cruciferous vegetables are known to cause gas and bloating in many people. Try eliminating them for a couple weeks to see what happens. All the meat you are eating is very lean and not very nutrient-dense. You might also try adding (fatty) red meat.


Thank you very much for the advice, I will try to eliminate cruciferouse vegetables for some time and try to introduce some red meat mybe... And we will see how it goes.


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Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 04:32:59 PM »
Yes.  I never think about gas etc. - always something I laughed at when grandparents mentioned certain foods causing gas


And then, a week ago, I ate a nice portion of brusssel sprouts - and my stomach was in rare form the next 12 hrs!


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Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 03:22:20 AM »
So I was experimenting these days and found out that the main problem was that I was not drinking enough water. Now I drink approximately 3 liters of water and it is fine. Also Protein powders bloat me soo much, even 1-2 teaspoons of it (I was making protein fluff with frozen berries) bloated me soo much + too much coffee.


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