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February 13, 2011 5:25 PM
I count my calories like it's a religion. I only have one cheat meal per week (Friday night). Cut my soda intake by about 75%. I just HATE it when my pants feel tight when I KNOW I'm doing the right thing!! Ugh!! I asked my hubby today if he saw me eat something that I don't remember eating!! The only thing I can think of is that I had a large glass of diet ginger ale. Now I feel like I had a Thanksgiving meal!! When I get like this, I want to run and jump on the scales, but I don't because i don't want to get discouraged. Thanks for letting me vent guys!!sad
February 13, 2011 5:30 PM
Is it that time of the month? Mine hit today and I feel like I freaking blew up!
February 13, 2011 5:32 PM
I just switched to low carbs (carb cycling) and never felt better!! Finally, no bloat, no gas, no kidding!! LOL!!

And even at 58, I swear my belly looks flatter even with the meno-pouch!! I eat more fat and protein. I'm rarely hungry. And I'm comfortable!!
February 13, 2011 5:33 PM
Are you watching sodium??? That can make you bloat really easily. Also cutting out soda and carbonated beverages will help. I know it's not easy, but really, it helps SO much! Diet sodas are really evil little things that make you crave sweets and bloat your tummy. Good luck! I also bloat a lot that time of the month... sigh.
February 13, 2011 5:34 PM
It could be the pop. Check this out:
February 13, 2011 5:35 PM
Magnesium supplements really help with bloating. Dr. Oz had that on his show. Here is the link to the episode where he talked aobut it. I take a supplement every day and I don't feel bloated anymore.

Parts 1 and 3 of that episode are good, too.
February 13, 2011 5:35 PM
I would say you might be eating too much sodium. EIther that or you have a allergy to something... like dairy products?
February 13, 2011 5:35 PM
I'm bumping this because I feel like this all the time. What is carb cycling?
February 13, 2011 5:36 PM
ANY sort of carbonation will make you bloat, weather its soda water or Coke. Also, track your sodium levels more closely, sodium makes you retain water.
February 13, 2011 5:37 PM
I had a hysterectomy a few years ago - but I do still have my ovaries, so I cycle every month. Maybe that's it. And I did have a soda today. So possible that's it too. I'm gonna drop back to all water for my liquids for a few days to see if that helps. Thanks guys!!!
February 13, 2011 5:38 PM

I'm bumping this because I feel like this all the time. What is carb cycling?

Carb cycling is eating very low carbs (less than 50 gr/day) on Monday through Friday, then eating more on weekends (but not pigging out eating - just eating pasta, oatmeal, bread, potatoes, etc.). I've dropped weight nicely (we have a trip coming up), but the real upside has been the flatter tummy and the no bloat. It's also called the Anabolic Diet. Very similar to South Beach.
February 13, 2011 5:39 PM
Sodiums all I can think of and don't be fooled diet drinks are zero calories with everything but sodium and those big glasses of ginger ale may be causing the problem. :)
February 13, 2011 5:44 PM
I used to feel EXACTLY like you physically and mentally...but I would get on the scale, and get discouraged and start the cycle over again...After I stopped eating processed foods....and I prepare just about all my meals....I didn't even get bloated when my time of the month came. My sodium dropped by like 50% too. I usually do a cheat meal every other week and I still don't get bloated any more.
mabye u have a slight allergen to gluten...that's the new buzz going around ( I used to get bloated when I eat a lot of wheat)

good luck sister

bonnie g
February 13, 2011 5:54 PM
I cut down on my diet soda consumption, and I notice now that if I have a diet soda, I feel pretty bloated later on, so maybe it is that!

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