(Closed) Side effects of eating mostly veggies….???

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You may be eating too much fruit. Make sure you are drinking lots of water and that you aren’t eating too much raw.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you eating a variety of fruits and vegetables or more cruciferous vegetables than others? I’m vegetarian and I find some vegetables are more gas-inducing than others – typically the higher fiber ones such as broccoli. In addition, your body may be “in shock” if you made an abrupt switch from eating what you claimed is a poor diet to one with a lot of fruits and vegetables. Again, the higher fiber content may be a shock to your digestive system, especially if it is a lot of raw vegetables as PP noted.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you upped the fibre content of your diet suddenly, it is normal to be gassy. Try increasing the fibre content gradually, along with adding extra water and your body will have time to adjust.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@RoyalLime:  Hmm, if indeed you are eating it all raw, I would consider cooking some of it prior to consumption as I strongly think it is the high level of raw fiber that is causing the gas. Your previous diet had almost no fiber in it. I would consider at least cooking some of the vegetables you are consuming and transitioning slowly into the all raw vegetable diet and the higher fiber content. I would also consider spacing out the raw vegetable meals throughout the day, rather than having three huge fibrous meals.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Try Beano. During periods of time when I’ve been on a super high veggie diet (like pounds of veggies a day) this has been a must. Your body will adapt. It can be a shock to the system at first, especially when you go from a very low fiber diet to a very high one. Even so I think people who eat tons of fruit and veg are always going to be a little gassier than people who don’t. But Beano definitely helps!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yup, eating that much totally raw vegetables will definitely make you gassy!  Steam or roast them in the oven.  It will help out a ton!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used to eat a ton of broccoli and carrots. I had a major stomach bloat almost every day along with some serious stomach cramps. I haven’t had broccoli for about a month now. I still eat carrots, but only a few at a time. My new go to veggies are asparagus, squash, zucchini, spinach, and celery and cucumbers. I also love tomatos.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I agree with the PPs, eating a lot of fibrous veggies and abruptly changing your diet are all causes of the gassiness you’re experiencing.   I also noticed someone said to try Beano, I completely agree! When I started eating healthier, I kept a pack of fast-acting chewable Gas-X with me at all times to help me not kill my coworkers, family members, and especially SO lol and they really helped. Also, try to space out your fiber consumption so instead of getting gassy all at once, it’ll be more spread out over the day and therefore less uncomfortable. Hope this helps!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Yeah, you need to cook some of those veggie then. Too much raw fiber on a stomach not used to it.

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