I know wheat and dairy are the main culprit so I don’t eat a lot of those. I wake up and my stomach is relatively flat (as much as it can be without being at the gym 24/7) but as soon as I have anything it bloats and as I’m quite slim I look pregnant as just the front is bloated not all round if you get what I mean?
IV tried having Skyr yoghurt today with flax seeds, chia seed and blue berries but twang and out it comes (yes I know skyr is dairy) what’s wrong with me?! What can I eat that’s healthy for breakfast (small appetite for breakfast) that won’t wony bloat me?
If wheat ad dairy are the main culprits cut them out completely for a fortnight and see how you do. If you are still eating things which you know are triggers it will be impossible to recognise any other issues.
Chia seeds play havoc with my digestion - something to do with how they swell up in the stomach and intestines. Even a small pinch of them is enough to bloat me out for a couple of days. Nasty little things .
Could you maybe be having a reaction to the FODMAP stuff? ("Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly absorbed by the body, resulting in abdominal pain and bloating" www.medicinenet.com/low_fodmap_diet_list_of_foods_to_eat_and_avoid/article.htm ) I think those are a common source for issues with IBS, and trying to have a low (or at least lower) FODMAP diet could prove useful?
I don’t eat a lot of the food that is on the foods to avoid.... I only have been eating skyr yoghurt for breakfast for the last week. Iv only been having it as I was making a smoothie with banana, almond milk , nut butter, flax seed, chia seed and 3 dates but on another thread about weight loss everyone said I shouldn’t eat smoothies as I’m trying to lose weight. Doesn’t leave a lot of options as I don’t like that sour bread thing and can’t stomach eggs for breakfast..
So you are trying to low carb and avoid wheat and dairy and lose weight all at once? Honestly, if you can get to the root of the bloating issue you'll feel better straight away, so concentrate ion that. Put yourself on to a very simple low allergen diet for a fortnight then reintroduce one item at a time, 2 days at a time. Within month you should have a clear idea of what your bloating triggers are, then you =can make a low carb or low calorie diet around your own health limitations. Good luck..
I don’t low carb for a diet, I just low carb as it bloats me and gives me tummy ache so I hardly ever eat bread, pasta, pizza etc.. and the wheat is in those carbs... I limit the amount of dairy as i know it bloats and gives me tummy ache if I have too much.... trying to lose weight is a new thing to me...:
This was me and every now and then still is if I over do the dairy. I was diagnosed with coeliac in 2012, with a blood test and an endoscope after my iron plummeted. I'd had symptoms for about 4 years prior my diagnoses.