Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gas, Again

Usually I don't post a lot on weekends, but I wanted to get this one in there in case any of you happen to make significant changes (diet, exercising, whatever) on a weekend.  I almost always start something on a weekend.  Why is that?

Anyway, just wanted to give another gas warning if you follow the plant-based diet rules.  Yesterday my stomach was so bloated and painful, Chris came home and said I honestly looked like I was about 5 months pregnant.  It hurt so bad.  Does anyone know if this is going to go away?  Because I'm gonna be real honest here, if it doesn't, there is zero chance I am going to stick with this long term.  It's just too painful.

I am going to look into things like Beano, but I have to say I am pretty sad at the level I am experiencing this.

Okay, all done with the gas talk.  I just felt like I had to warn you!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hello! I'm Robin from the OWAS group -- I'm a PA, and I worked in gastroenterology. (Now I teach.)

    Yes, the gas will get better. Your system will adjust. But any sudden increase in fiber will give you crazy amounts of gas. If you increase your fiber slowly, the gas won't be so bad.

    Definitely try Beano. Consider easing yourself back off of so much fiber and then gradually increase again. You might also consider probiotics like Align.

    And you can talk gas with me anytime! ;-)

    1. I am so glad to hear that it is going to go away! I have to admit I cheated a little bit on Saturday and had 2 slices of pizza. So I don't know if it was that, or me just getting used to it, but I have been much better. Still going to get the beano though, don't want to take any chances!!

  2. I'm in PA, too! I checked your blog - where in PA are you?