The problem: Bloating! (and gas) :/ I am constantly bloated. Very noticeable. And gassy all the time. The gas I dont care so much about (hehe) but the bloating really dissapoints me because I'm working really hard on my body.
When: All the time. And it started as soon as I calculated my appropriate calories etc and changed my diet accordingly. I wasnt eating terrible before but now I'm eating like I should be.
Diet: I'm very strict on my diet and follow it pretty much to the letter. I have upped my vegetables ALOT so the increase in fibre probably accounts for the gas, maybe the bloat also? I dont have much dairy at all, I drink soy milk if I have milk at all, just the usual egg whites. I'm also wheat intolerant (but I've known this for a long time) so I dont eat breads/pastas etc containing wheat or flours, brown rice (or any rice products for that matter) = fine. Low carb/high carb it doesnt seem to effect the bloat at all, remains consistent. My protein intake has also increased dramatically so I'm thinking it could be this also? Rarely eat cheat meals. I've also tried to upp my cals, lower them, none of it seems to matter.
Activity levels: I lift 4 times per week and do cardio 6-7 times per week also.
I read that exercise can have a massaging effect on the stomach/bowels and reduce bloating but it doesnt really make a difference at all. Actually increases the difficult of ab work!
I’ve taken a lot of time as of late to research this and havent had much luck, next step is the doctor. I had decided to add yoghurt into my diet this week which went ok but I am still definitley bloated, does anyone take or suggest yakult? for its probiotic baceria, might be of use.
Thread: Constantly bloated :/