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AIBU - vegetarian farting problem

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veggiethrower Wed 21-Mar-18 12:58:59

Name changed as I am embarrassed about this!
I decided to try being a vegetarian 4 weeks ago for various reasons.
Everything is going great - love trying out new recipes and I already feel a lot fitter and healthier. However, I cannot stop farting.
It is so embarrassing. I have a job where I work with people in their homes and I keep needed to excuse myself to go to the toilet to fart. It is horrendous - there is so much gas and it really smells horrendous.
DP has not become a vegetarian but is eating a lot of the dishes and he is farting all the time as well.

WIBU to go back to eating meat to stop this farting?
Has anyone else experienced the same when switching to a vegetarian diet? Does it stop eventually? Does anyone have any tips to reduce the farting?

Please help!

MoonlightMedicine Wed 21-Mar-18 13:00:30

What are you eating?! I have been vegetarian for 20 years and never had this happen.

Dahlietta Wed 21-Mar-18 13:01:45

Have you never eaten vegetables before? Your system will get used to it I'm sure.

NorthEndGal Wed 21-Mar-18 13:03:02

Hello fibre!grin
It's Ok, it often takes a few months for the body to adjust to the new higer fibre version of you.
Have loads of water, do preemptive fart squats before you head out.
It gets better!

littlepeas Wed 21-Mar-18 13:05:46

It’s the beans and lentils!! It will settle down after a while.

FizzyGreenWater Wed 21-Mar-18 13:10:16

Sounds like it's not so much the vegetarian aspect as the 'actually eating nutritious food with lots of fibre' aspect!

I've been veggie for longer than I care to remember and have never had this!

arielmanto Wed 21-Mar-18 13:15:51

when i went vegan it was absolutely horrendous for about 3 weeks. but it does settle, i promise. whoever said pre-emptive fart squats is a legend. i am going to start doing those before bed so DP might not get so cross. grin

Clandestino Wed 21-Mar-18 13:20:28

A colleague of mine is a long-time vegan. His farts should be banned under the Geneva Protocol.

5foot5 Wed 21-Mar-18 13:29:34

do preemptive fart squats before you head out.

Wow that is genius!

The things you learn on Mumsnet..grin

AuntLydia Wed 21-Mar-18 13:30:35

Quorn does this to me. You haven't been eating a lot of quorn have you?!

DoneDisappeared Wed 21-Mar-18 13:31:10

Stay hydrated, chew your good fully and exercise. It will settle down.

DoneDisappeared Wed 21-Mar-18 13:31:26

*food, not good

MirriVan Wed 21-Mar-18 13:31:59

do preemptive fart squats before you head out
Picturing OP doing this in the street just before entering a client's house grin

MirriVan Wed 21-Mar-18 13:33:53

<waits for someone to bagsy the name PremptiveFartSquats >

NorthEndGal Wed 21-Mar-18 13:41:12

I thought everyone did these?!blush
Do you not do sport, or yoga, or stuff? Even bumpy sex will send out farts if you don't dislodge them first!
I swear, it's a thing

NorthEndGal Wed 21-Mar-18 13:42:54

Now I worry I'm the weirdo again.....its like when I was the only one on here with a tea menu printed in the cupboard. I was a freak for months on here.

MirriVan Wed 21-Mar-18 13:43:12

NorthEndGal grin
This has sent me on a Youtube binge of Reeves and Mortimer ...

MirriVan Wed 21-Mar-18 13:45:45

I'm gonna need a link to that tea menu thing please North ...

NorthEndGal Wed 21-Mar-18 13:47:08

Id never seen those sketches before, goof laugh!
The tea one may have made it into classics, it was under my old name, I'll see if I can find it and link it

NorthEndGal Wed 21-Mar-18 13:48:50

Here it is!

Motoko Wed 21-Mar-18 13:49:51

I don't remember having this problem when I first stopped eating meat, but it was over 40 years ago!

It's probably due to the extra fibre, as pps have said. I have a vague recollection of seeing an over the counter medicine that you can get for excess wind, so perhaps a trip to a pharmacy will help.

Loyaultemelie Wed 21-Mar-18 13:50:14

Did you suddenly add lots of cauliflower to your diet <nods wisely>
Apart from cauli farts which are possibly a potential future weapon of mass destruction, I'm veggie but DH is very much a carnivore and he farts much more than I do so once your body adjusts you should be grand

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Wed 21-Mar-18 13:52:31

I've become very farty and am not a vegetarian. tbublush

Motoko Wed 21-Mar-18 13:53:38

Ah yes, my memory was correct, the med is called Windeze. See if they help.

Dahlietta Wed 21-Mar-18 13:55:16

Perfectly, your buttocks are probably creating the perfect wind tunnel. Nothing to be done.

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