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TOPIC: Stomach bloat after eating ANYTHING.

 
May 30, 2013 4:22 PM
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Is what you put in your body supposed to magically disappear instantaniously?


No, but I think the point is that it's not supposed to make you bloat or shouldn't with a healthy digestive system.

It's even more noticeable on a very slim frame.

I used to have that problem a lot too but haven't had it in a long time. I think it helps to drink a lot of water.

I never identified any "trigger" foods (used to think it was butter or cream but was never sure).


yes, thank you. I know my stomach will expand a little after I eat a meal, but I know that it shouldn't be expanding as much as it does. hahah I'm not one of those girls who are like 'omg I can't eat ANYTHING because my stomach is SO fat'.
  17325069
May 30, 2013 4:28 PM
pretty much happens to everybody..this is extremely common...when u get down to seeing your abs this will be a thing of the past!
May 30, 2013 4:46 PM
In for the advice.
  17817205
May 30, 2013 4:57 PM
First off...the flatter your stomach is, the more it will stick out with the more food you eat. But I used to get that bad when I had severe problems with my IBS. It's gotten better now that I found the right blend of probiotics for me, but when I eat all day it still sticks out at night...that's just anatomy lol
  19385868
May 30, 2013 4:58 PM
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pretty much happens to everybody..this is extremely common...when u get down to seeing your abs this will be a thing of the past!


No, because I have abs and mine sticks out a little after I've eaten all day lol She shouldn't be bloating that much after a small meal like that. Chances are it's the fiber in the PB and she may have some digestive issues.
  19385868
May 30, 2013 5:03 PM
really? i am looking at her pics and she is not bloated
May 30, 2013 5:03 PM
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  27248585
May 30, 2013 5:08 PM
This is definitely a food intolerance issue, it's just a matter of figuring out what intolerance you have. Gut instinct (no pun intended haha) is gluten or dairy. What is in the rice cakes? Bob's Red Mill products are usually GF but not all of them are so check that. Cutting out gluten could be a good first step to see if it helps with your bloating though. If I eat gluten/dairy I bloat right up but have a worse reaction than just bloating so I'm familiar with how frustrating it can be.

And to people saying she isn't bloating...yes she is. Her stomach is very puffy in the bottom 2 photos. Even though she is thin her stomach shouldn't poke out that much after eating a simple meal that she suggested.
  28646809
May 30, 2013 5:23 PM
I have this same problem, I'm going to try the probiotics
May 30, 2013 5:28 PM
Do you get any other symptoms ? Pain? cramping? blockage etc?

Everyone jumps to food intolerance but if its just bloating nothing more then that's prob not the case.
  12644086
May 31, 2013 7:45 AM
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Do you get any other symptoms ? Pain? cramping? blockage etc?

Everyone jumps to food intolerance but if its just bloating nothing more then that's prob not the case.


eh my stomach hurts a lot of times, like a burningish feeling when it gets really bloated & feels like there is air in it. But other than that not really.
  17325069
June 2, 2013 9:59 PM
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Do you get any other symptoms ? Pain? cramping? blockage etc?

Everyone jumps to food intolerance but if its just bloating nothing more then that's prob not the case.


eh my stomach hurts a lot of times, like a burningish feeling when it gets really bloated & feels like there is air in it. But other than that not really.



I would check with your doctor, as like you said its everything you eat no matter what you eat. Could also be stress related. I think usually with food allergy's/ibs you would have other symptoms too not all ways though.

Acid reflux or dyspepsia.
Does you feel uncomfortably bloated in the upper belly region, particularly after eating? Are you uncomfortably full or nauseous after a normal meal? Do you burp excessively within an hour or so of eating? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your distress may be related to acid reflux or dyspepsia, aka indigestion.

I've found that this type of bloating is especially bad when someone eats a big, raw salad on an empty stomach; there's just something about dumping all that roughage on an acid-prone tummy that seems to churn up unpleasantries. With regard to (non-acid) dyspepsia, smaller, lower-fat meals are generally better tolerated, and a glass of seltzer may work wonders. In fact, despite the common belief that avoiding carbonated beverages will help prevent bloating, the opposite is generally true. Fizzy drinks can induce belching, which helps relieve the pressure from gas buildup in the stomach. Carbonated water has been proven to be more effective than tap water in easing symptoms of indigestion.

edit: found this one the internet
Edited by Pearlyladybug On June 2, 2013 9:59 PM
  12644086
June 2, 2013 10:20 PM
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Try more protein for breakfast and less grain stuff. I have found that really makes a difference for me. Maybe a protein shake with Almond milk.

But just for the record, when I saw your after pictures of what you think is a big belly, I want to SCREAM and rip my hair out!!!!
I would KILL for my tummy to be that flat again!!!!! sad


BUMP! lol no doubt.. i want her bloat!
  26100008
June 4, 2013 6:55 AM
Sorry but this is not normal.

I agree with the probiotics and digestive enzymes but this really could be a food intolerance.

I eat a ton of food at a sitting and never have this issue anymore unless I get glutened. I am celiac, diagnosed 8 years ago.

The only dairy I can tolerate is cottage cheese.
June 4, 2013 5:40 PM
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Sorry but this is not normal.

I agree with the probiotics and digestive enzymes but this really could be a food intolerance.

I eat a ton of food at a sitting and never have this issue anymore unless I get glutened. I am celiac, diagnosed 8 years ago.

The only dairy I can tolerate is cottage cheese.


"I eat a ton of food at a sitting and never have this issue anymore unless I get glutened"
Shes saying it happens no matter what she eats, Not just one type of food or grain or dairy. I bet You have other symptoms other than bloat after you have eaten it too being celiac.

So is having a reaction to everything she eats is she? Gosh you better stop eating then.

try probiotics etc, Something for wind etc if that doesn't work try talking to your doctor and discuss food allergy.
  12644086
June 4, 2013 5:58 PM
The last post is a little contradicting. First you dismiss food intolerance, then say she should be tested for a food allergy. Food allergies and food intolerance are different, and testing for allergies won't make a difference. I'm not trying to pick a fight, just someone who resisted the idea of food intolerance and after 44 years found out that the bloat I experienced after eating was not normal. At all. It may not be gluten, or a food intolerance at all. But it should be considered. I experienced bloat after eating anything it seemed, and eliminating gluten changed everything.
  26583302
June 4, 2013 6:02 PM
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Sorry but this is not normal.

I agree with the probiotics and digestive enzymes but this really could be a food intolerance.

I eat a ton of food at a sitting and never have this issue anymore unless I get glutened. I am celiac, diagnosed 8 years ago.

The only dairy I can tolerate is cottage cheese.


i agree, it's not normal. everyone bloats a little sometimes but that it is excessive bloating. i have the same problem and am at my wits end. i tried many different types of probiotic pills, yogurt, kefir, kimchi, you name it & none of them helped. I just ordered some digestive enzymes & am really hoping they help.

(I had an upper endoscopy years ago to see what is going on, all the doc said was that he saw "generalized inflammation" of my stomach & other tissues with no explanation why. he did not seem to be concerned or want to look further into it, but told me that i have signs of GERD/reflux damage to my esophageal sphincter & throat. he had me take medicine for it but it never really helped matters and certainly didn't help with all the bloating...sigh...)
Edited by marvybells On June 4, 2013 6:07 PM
June 4, 2013 6:07 PM
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June 4, 2013 6:08 PM
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The last post is a little contradicting. First you dismiss food intolerance, then say she should be tested for a food allergy. Food allergies and food intolerance are different, and testing for allergies won't make a difference. I'm not trying to pick a fight, just someone who resisted the idea of food intolerance and after 44 years found out that the bloat I experienced after eating was not normal. At all. It may not be gluten, or a food intolerance at all. But it should be considered. I experienced bloat after eating anything it seemed, and eliminating gluten changed everything.


I didn't dismiss it, I'm not a doctor there for a cannot dismiss anything. I said it may not be the problem. Sorry for not using the right word i did mean intolerance. I also didn't say test for it because you can't really. I also cannot eat gluten or dairy for the same reason but i experience other stuff along with the bloating and i think is is pretty unusual not to have any other symptoms. I'm just saying that MAYBE is isn't and to try other things first before ruling out gluten etc if you don't need to. It could be a simple fix, instead of freaking the poor girl out with worse case stuff.

I'm also entitled to have an opinion, If she doesn't want to take mine that's fine.
  12644086
June 4, 2013 6:16 PM
I wasn't trying to be rude, just seemed like lots of people seem to dismiss food intolerance. And people do confuse allergies with intolerance. Just wanted to let her know that allergy testing won't help, it wasn't an attempt to tell you you're wrong. And a food intolerance is certainly not the worst thing in the world...it shouldn't freak her out. And yes, you are entitled to your opinion. I didn't mean to imply otherwise.
  26583302
June 4, 2013 6:19 PM
I know I'm a little late with my response but hopefully it will help. I too had the same problem and it went even further because I became nauseated at times and was just miserable. Anyway, after visiting a Gastroenterologist I learned that my food wasn't breaking down (digesting) like it should. Well, I started taking Align that is a probiotic and I must say that it changed my life. No matter if I ate healthy, junk, or whatever I had the same issue until I faithfully started taking the OTC med. Good luck!
June 4, 2013 6:34 PM
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  38792482
June 4, 2013 6:54 PM
I have the same problem! mad This post was very informative, thank you everyone. wink
  33164552
June 4, 2013 7:11 PM
isn't that normal? Probably go away once you reduce your bodyfat percentage.
June 5, 2013 10:31 AM
bump. the exact same thing happens to me & i can't figure out why. i love dairy too much so i won't give it up if that is the cause, i do eat dairy on a daily basis. i just deal. i would love to hear what others have to say.
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