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November 20, 2010 10:48 AM
hello,
i was just wondering if anyone else had this, or knew why rice or bread would make me feel bloated. i seem to be ok with potato's, but i wasn't sure id it was something to do with carbs :S
thanks x
November 20, 2010 10:57 AM
it does just that... it swells and expands in your stomach
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November 20, 2010 11:02 AM
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it does just that... it swells and expands in your stomach


will it go down soon :/ lol i feel like a whale lol x
November 20, 2010 11:05 AM
haha, well you don't look like one

it will, thats why when i make a sandwich and things i use one piece of bread and fold it

when eating pasta or rice, be light on the pasta and rice and heavy on the veggies and lean meats
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November 20, 2010 11:07 AM
Have you ever looked into celiac disease ?? I have this and if i eat any kind of bread, wheat, pasta so on I get pains in my stomach and bloated to the point where i look 3 months prego and feel sick! I would look it up! Hope you feel better soon Drink plenty of water and you might want to add some lemon juice to your water it helps flush out the bloating
November 20, 2010 11:14 AM
It's probably the glutens in the rice and bread and not the carbs. Glutens are actually the proteins in grains that tend to produce gas as they are processed by the body. You may not have full blown celiac disease but just a sensitivity to them that causes your symptoms.
November 20, 2010 11:21 AM
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Have you ever looked into celiac disease ?? I have this and if i eat any kind of bread, wheat, pasta so on I get pains in my stomach and bloated to the point where i look 3 months prego and feel sick! I would look it up! Hope you feel better soon Drink plenty of water and you might want to add some lemon juice to your water it helps flush out the bloating


thanks for this xxx
November 20, 2010 11:22 AM
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It's probably the glutens in the rice and bread and not the carbs. Glutens are actually the proteins in grains that tend to produce gas as they are processed by the body. You may not have full blown celiac disease but just a sensitivity to them that causes your symptoms.


thanks - do you know if brown rice would be as bad - sorry im new to all this x
November 20, 2010 11:25 AM
Like me, you're probably allergic or intolerant of certain foods! grumble noway

Grains (and dairy) can be inflammatory to the body, causing gas, bloating, gut pain etc.

Depending on your specific body makeup, you could be seriously allergic to wheat & other grains (celiac disease) or varying degrees of intolerant to wheat/grains and/or the gluten in wheat/grains.

The easiest way to start is to avoid all grains (bread, pasta, baked goods, anything made with wheat, rice,oats, corn etc.) for a few weeks & see how you feel. Then start adding back foods one at a time and see what reactions you get. Then you'll know what not to eat!

Meanwhile, you can do some reading on various ways of eating that may make you feel better:
** gluten-free
** Body Type Diet ('O' types don't tolerate grains or dairy well)
** Paleo & Primal Blueprint Diets: no grains or dairy

Been there, done that!!!
Good Luck!!! love flowerforyou
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November 20, 2010 11:28 AM
QUOTE:

Like me, you're probably allergic or intolerant of certain foods! grumble noway

Grains (and dairy) can be inflammatory to the body, causing gas, bloating, gut pain etc.

Depending on your specific body makeup, you could be seriously allergic to wheat & other grains (celiac disease) or varying degrees of intolerant to wheat/grains and/or the gluten in wheat/grains.

The easiest way to start is to avoid all grains (bread, pasta, baked goods, anything made with wheat, rice,oats, corn etc.) for a few weeks & see how you feel. Then start adding back foods one at a time and see what reactions you get. Then you'll know what not to eat!

Meanwhile, you can do some reading on various ways of eating that may make you feel better:
** gluten-free
** Body Type Diet ('O' types don't tolerate grains or dairy well)
** Paleo & Primal Blueprint Diets: no grains or dairy

Been there, done that!!!
Good Luck!!! love flowerforyou


thanks - i havent had bread the last 3 days or pasta, but i have had potato and been ok. but today i had rice and soon after felt like a beached whale hahha not good
i shall have a look thanks x
November 20, 2010 11:30 AM
Except for the fact that rice is generally considered a gluten free product, I'd agree with this advice.
November 20, 2010 11:56 AM
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Except for the fact that rice is generally considered a gluten free product, I'd agree with this advice.


Yes, it is considered gluten free, but it still has a form of protein in it. Generally speaking, the number one reason people have food allergies or sensitivities is the proteins in the foods. If someone is allergic or sensitive to the protein in wheat (gluten) then it stands to reason that they could be allergic or sensitive to the proteins in other grains too.

The other problem with diagnosing allergies or sensitivities to certain foods is that you may be fine with something by itself, but an additive in the product (like the stuff they spray on rice that enriches it's nutrient value) can cause a reaction. Or you could be fine with X food and Y food individually, but as soon as you combine them the combination could cause a different chemical response in the body. Thats why doctors get paid so much to do allergy tests. wink
November 20, 2010 11:59 AM
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It's probably the glutens in the rice and bread and not the carbs. Glutens are actually the proteins in grains that tend to produce gas as they are processed by the body. You may not have full blown celiac disease but just a sensitivity to them that causes your symptoms.


thanks - do you know if brown rice would be as bad - sorry im new to all this x


It depends on what you may be allergic to. If it is the rice itself or the protein in it, then brown rice would be just as bad. If it is an additive in white rice to "enrich" it's nutrient content, then it could be that brown rice is better because it doesn't have that additive.

The biggest thing with food is that it is all trial and error for each individual because we all have our own individual sensitivities. Makes nutritional research difficult. smile
November 20, 2010 12:01 PM
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It's probably the glutens in the rice and bread and not the carbs. Glutens are actually the proteins in grains that tend to produce gas as they are processed by the body. You may not have full blown celiac disease but just a sensitivity to them that causes your symptoms.


thanks - do you know if brown rice would be as bad - sorry im new to all this x


thanks i appreciate the help :) x
It depends on what you may be allergic to. If it is the rice itself or the protein in it, then brown rice would be just as bad. If it is an additive in white rice to "enrich" it's nutrient content, then it could be that brown rice is better because it doesn't have that additive.

The biggest thing with food is that it is all trial and error for each individual because we all have our own individual sensitivities. Makes nutritional research difficult. smile
November 20, 2010 1:34 PM
YES! Good comments by Tonya! flowerforyou

I have been eating gluten-free for months and still have gut issues. So, I believe there is a problem for me with other grains & artificial flavors plus other product ingredients like xantham gum.

Even brown rice is causing bloating! grumble noway

Crap..... now what to eat? Back to Nature Baby! drinker flowerforyou
Avoiding all processed foods as the labels don't even reflect all the facts.

Check out this process for relief from food & other allergies, it works! happy

http://www.naet.com/
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