(Closed) Vegetarians… do you think you’re, ugh, more flatulant than other people?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kingytobe: lol yes this happens. I was a vegetarian for a year about 3 years ago. I havent eaten meat for over 2 months now and dont plan to. I have been eating more and more vegetables and I do feel a lot better overall but yes, the gas is a price you pay!

Post # 6
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Seriously? I’ve never noticed this! (but I’ve also been a vegetarian my whole life so…) I think the toots in general are a lot less smelly than meat-eater’s though, imo.  In general, a lot of green leafy veggies can make you gassy, but I wouldn’t say I toot more than the average person; I’ll have to ask Darling Husband though, he may have a different opinion of the situation.

Post # 8
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kingytobe:Hahaha, I actually have a “scientific” way of answering this, since I’m vegetarian and my Fiance eats meat. (He also eats a lot of veggies and beans, though – he has a very healthy diet.) We each accuse the other person of farting more, but in fact, it’s pretty much even.  If he didn’t eat so many healthy foods, it might not be. BUT, one thing I know is that your body adjusts over time. The more beans, whole grains, and fruits and veggies you eat, the easier it is for your body to digest them, and you end up with less gass.

Post # 9
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s funny that you would say that! I don’t know about being more flatulent, but I have noticed that since I only cook vegetarian at home, when my Fiance eats meat at a restaurant, he farts more and it smells worse.

Post # 10
1124 posts
Bumble bee

Huh… I never noticed this! I don’t feel particularly gassy or anything, but I feel better than I did when I used to eat meat.

Post # 11
4824 posts
Honey bee

Depends what you were eating before vs. now. I was a veggie for 9 years and I am not any longer. I still eat a ton of vegges (especially cabbage!!!) I think people feel better not because they lost meat, but because they paid attention to the quality of their food. I feel no different now as a meat eater than a veggie eater, but as a result of being a vegetarian for a while I eat a lot more vegtables and less junk food, fried food etc…

Your body will get used to it.

Post # 12
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is SO funny!  Yes, definitely.  It is funny because we both are -around the house it is no big deal- but in public it is a whole ‘nother story.  Super regular though= awesome.

Post # 13
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve become more regular. My body is processing food differently. My skin has cleared up too! Take some beano!

Post # 14
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think so. I have been veggie for 11 years now. Darling Husband is WAY more gassy than me…but then again his family calls him “gas man” so maybe its not a fair comparison 🙂  But he definitely wins the smelly category and I blame that on the meat. Possibly Too Much Information: I kinda wish mine smelled more often (because they almost never do) just so I could get him back for all of the dutch ovens I’ve had to endure.

I even find the smell of his urine to be revolting. Obviously urine doesn’t smell wonderful-but I blame it on meat as well.

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