I've been eating Paleo for almost two years and the last 4 months I've been more bloated than ever!

by 65 · May 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I started eating about 75% Paleo close to two years ago and never had any issues. This past holiday season I let myself cheat a little more than usual and now that I am back on strict Paleo (about 4 months now) I am experiencing horrible bloating. It looks like I have a baby in my intestines about 4 days of the week. I've kept a food journal to try and pinpoint what is causing it but I cannot find anything. HELP!! So frustrating...

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65 · May 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

For those of you that responded, thanks!

I went and got blood work done and got an abdominal scan and the results all came back clear. I resorted back to my food journal to solve this problem.

I have completed eliminated EGGS from my diet and I feel great! I am on a daily probiotic (Mark Sisson) and I have not experienced the bloating.

Spoke with a doctor about the egg issue and he suggested that I experienced an allergic reaction.

Lesson learned...listen to your body!

140 · April 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Could be fructose intolerance. There's a lot of paleo foods that could be triggering it ( most fruits except bananas, coconut and tomatos all have fructose)and that could be why you can't pinpoint one thing. I have a friend that is fructose intolerant and she bloates to the point of looking pregnant as well.

32175 · April 09, 2012 3:58 AM

Agree with Melissa.

If you have been exposing yourself to gluten repeatedly, then it's likely that your gut flora is messed up and you have developed FODMAPS intolerance.

I eat closer to 90% Paleo now. Here is one day of my food journal that I marked down feeling super bloated that evening: Applegate turkey sausage & black tea for breakfast. Walnut/Macadamia nut mix snack Chicken deli meat & paleo meatballs, boiled egg, guacamole, and raw veggies for lunch. Spoon of almond butter and a few carrots for snack. Green salad, 2 cucumber wrapped sushi rolls (no rice), and red wine for dinner. I own a fitness studio and workout at least 2 times a day (crossfit and then instructing a group fitness class) so I find myself hungry quite often.

Avocados absolutely kill me.

15380 · April 08, 2012 8:54 PM

I highly recommend going Terry Wahls. I know, it sounds very restrictive, but it might really help. Try it for three days - I saw the difference in one day.

And avoiding all fruit if you need too. Also, have you tried probiotics? They might help or might cause intestinal distress - it is different for everyone.

My gut feeling - you have been doing Paleo 75%, but you might be gluten intolerant 100%. The issue can be gluten intolerance and Terry Wahls diet will take care of it.

Good luck, don't give up!

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