(Closed) I feel so bloated … wth. What diet will keep you un-bloated?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

I bet it probably was the salt, and maybe also if you ate a bunch of tortillas. I would definitely just try to eat low salt until you feel better.

Post # 4
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

more fresh veggies & fruit and less wheat and glutton might help you.  i use alot of glutten free products and really noticed the difference

edit: but i still water bloat every month – the joy of being a chick i guess


Post # 5
174 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe you need to drink more water? It usually does the trick for me.

Post # 6
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Yup, I’d say lots and lots of water.  Fresh fruit’s great, too. 

To drink more water, I add tons of fresh lemon to it — makes it more like a treat.  (Um, yeah, I must be kinda crazy to think that…)

Post # 7
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Welcome to my life! I had to cut out sugar, wheat, starch and anything else with a high carbohydrate count to keep from bloating. Turns out I have several food intolerance’s that developed this year.

Even if you don’t have the food intolerance’s, the best thing to do is cut back on processed foods and eat a high protein diet. Try it for two days, you’ll stop bloating. 

Post # 8
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ooh, not to sound… um, crude… but asparagus and a ton of water usually help with eliminating bloat for me, because asparagus tends to make you pee!

Post # 9
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

yup, I second everyone else here, avoid salt like the plaugue and drink more water.  Staying away from the breads helps me too!

Post # 10
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Like everyone else has suggested, cutting down on carbs and salt helps a lot! I started to cut down on carbs a few months ago and I noticed a difference right away. Lots of water also helps.

Post # 11
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lay off the booze. It makes me bloat like crazy…especially my face. I agree with everyone else. Drink lots of water, but avoid those empty calories. A lot of those "healthy" foods are loaded with sodium and sugar.

Post # 12
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The most important thing is to cut out salt – that’s a big culprit.

As for carbs – you should never eliminate carbs or go gluten free just because you feel bloated. You need to have high fiber and whole wheat in your diet – and avoid overly processed white flour foods, etc.

On another note about gluten free, if you are noticing that you are constantly bloated and it accompanies stomach pains, etc. then you should go to the doctor for a gluten intolerance. But bloating is not the only sign, and eliminating gluten from your diet does not eliminate bloating.

I only say this because I notice a "trend" for people to go gluten free because they think it’s a great way to diet and lose extra weight, but it’s not. Going gluten free isn’t just cutting carbs it’s cutting out LOTS of foods you would never expect. I can’t even go out for chinese food because I can’t have soy sauce, oyster sauce, teriyaki sauce, etc.  Even going out for a burger and fries is challenging… A burger may have fillers in it that I can’t eat and the fries are usually fried in the same fryer as chicken nuggets or other breaded items.  Even something as simple as a salad – I have to question the dressings that are put on it.

Sorry for rambling, but it really bothers me when people make the choice to go gluten free just because and I don’t have a choice either way.  So please don’t go "gluten free" just to lose lbs. It’s not the answer. Be smart about your dieting. Make it a lifestyle of cutting back on salt, eating whole grains and less processed foods.  

If I could have a big slice of whole wheat toast right now…. I so would!!!

Good luck! 

Post # 13
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I feel for you Larabee.  One of my friends is gluten intolerant and had to undergo a battery of blood tests and visited one doctor after another until she found out the situation.

However after knowing her, if I am going to do something and wear something a little showing more, I do go a bit more carb/gluten free. 

Makes you always wonder about our foods we eat doesn’t it?  How overprocessed everything seems to be.

I also see patients just about every day who complain (about three or four a day) of abd pain and bloating and usually every doctor says it’s their gallbladder.

Of those who are negative for gallbladder disease I always tell them to look up celiac disease and maybe mention it to their referring doc to see if they need testing for that.  

Post # 14
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Usually what helps me is water. Lots and lots of water. And fresh fruit. And my fiance and I don’t eat a lot of processed foods. But I love salt.  I eat a lot of salt. Too much salt. I am a salt addict, though I’m really trying to cut back these days. But I do drink a lot of water and I usually only feel bloated when it’s that time of the month.

Post # 16
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Water, water, water. If you are drinking iced tea…try to have homemade iced tea, unsweetened and sugar free. I would also try to add salads to meals. When I add a salad to a dinner of pizza or pasta, I eat less because I’m getting filled up withthe salad. Also, allow yourself to be hungry every once in a while (not painstakingly so, but don’t eat to excess or snack to fill time voids).

Lol… I was totally the same way with bread. now i barely eat white bread and only eat wheat!

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