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View Poll Results: Have you been farting more since your diet change?
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#61 Old 03-12-2013, 04:45 AM
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Hahaha! Thankfully I have to type here and not speak! That would be impoosble right now, there are tears of laughter running down my cheeks! I have been a vegetarian for a long time and yes there is a lot of farting goes on this house. What's weird though is, my partner and I eat the same food but I fart loudly and he is much more discreet but .......oh the smell!  grin.gif

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#62 Old 03-12-2013, 06:50 AM
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I'm sure I posted this before but here goes anyway:

 

There is a gentle breeze

That passes by the heart

And on it's downward course

Is commonly called a fart.

 

Now a fart is very useful

It gives a body ease

It airs all dirty trousers

And drives away the fleas. (from Radio Times Reader's Comments circ 1980)

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As my GF says, "No more than usual".
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#64 Old 08-05-2013, 10:03 AM
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I'm quite a regular farter but I have noticed it decline since going vegan. I'm not sure if it's the elimination of the dairy or if it's the soaking of beans with bicarbonate that I've also started doing.

 

I wonder if people have noticed??

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Yeah, definitely more windy since I changed my diet though it seems to be settling down a bit.  More Gale Force 10 than a hurricane now :)

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I fart about the same really. Loudly with little aroma.

However, now I occasionally have a hint of smokiness to my bottom burps.
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I like the benefits of transitioning to a plant based diet, but this gas thing has me worried.
It's happening every 3 or 4 minutes, 24 hours a day. I wakeup several times a night because the gas is so bad.
And the odor is horrendous!!!
I'm only a couple weeks in this, but if this is what I have to look forward to I might have to revert to omnivorous behavior, acck.
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I like the benefits of transitioning to a plant based diet, but this gas thing has me worried.
It's happening every 3 or 4 minutes, 24 hours a day. I wakeup several times a night because the gas is so bad.
And the odor is horrendous!!!
I'm only a couple weeks in this, but if this is what I have to look forward to I might have to revert to omnivorous behavior, acck.
Your body is loaded with a lot of toxins (hence the stink) that are being purged. You're going through a transition. If you revert to flesh food, and don't rid yourself of the poisons, you'll end up carrying them- and new ones- with you. You should give it more time, and go through whatever changes are required. You need to look beyond a few weeks.

P.S.- You might also consider a supplement of digestive enzymes. You may have a deficiency.
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I like the benefits of transitioning to a plant based diet, but this gas thing has me worried.
It's happening every 3 or 4 minutes, 24 hours a day. I wakeup several times a night because the gas is so bad.
And the odor is horrendous!!!
I'm only a couple weeks in this, but if this is what I have to look forward to I might have to revert to omnivorous behavior, acck.
There are things you can do to help yourself. If you are eating a lot of beans, be sure to rinse canned ones well. If you are cooking dried beans, make sure to soak them well first and when you cook them, you can add things like baking soda to help reduce the sugars in them that cause gas.

Some vegetables may cause more gas than others, such as broccoli or asparagus. It might help to cook/steam those first instead of eating them raw.

I started eating a lot more beans and vegetables way back in 2007 and it took a good six months for my body to get used to the extra fiber. Now it is second nature and I have no trouble at all. Years ago I used to eat a very bland diet of potatoes, yogurt, white bread, bland cereal and so on because I had IBS and was told to do this. In essence I did all the wrong things for my body and it did nothing to help my digestive issues. When I went vegan and especially after cutting out dairy my digestion improved a TON. Constipation is a foreign concept to me now. I don't get the horrid cramps and diarrhea and pain I used to get with dairy. If I have gas, it smells no where near as bad as when I consumed cheese. Ick. I can't even stand the smell of that stuff. My dishes are so much easier to clean after a vegan meal. No grease and animal fat and butter to scrub off stuff. I imagine how much cleaner my innards are too.
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#71 Old 10-14-2014, 04:09 AM
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Totally depends on what I eat. If I eat a lot of bread then I will usually get gassy. However pasta doesn't really do anything to me, even though noodles and bread are made of the same thing. Maybe it's simply the quantity as when I have pasta I use a lot of tomatoes and eat a lot less wheat. Or perhaps the tomatoes help. I am not really sure as I've never done any tests.

If you are having trouble though try rice. Rice apparently doesn't produce gas when it is digested, according to several websites I've read.
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Its not all bad.
It can frighten away wild animals.
It breaks up the monotony of hearing your footsteps when jogging.
Vegans fart so cows dont have to. (That could be a T-shirt)
Your dog will know your on your way home that much earlier.
As a flammable gas its an untapped resource that could potentially improve gas mileage in your car.
There are all kinds of benefits
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#73 Old 11-03-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Count me in the "club". I guess it is a small price we have to pay to live a more natural and healthier lifestyle. I did have a meeting with my family explained to them that their will be changes in my body that will be causing the gas to fly. At first it was funny but after awhile became common around the household. Would rather have the gas than the constant constipation and allergies my bodies was having while on a "normal" diet.
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Less for me - I'd been vegetarian before going vegan and I KNOW the cheese and milk I used to eat made me ferociously gassy...

WAY better now...
Similar here. If anything, I have less gas as a vegan. I get asked the question a lot if I became considerably more gassy when becoming veg*n. Aside from a rare time where I binge on a container of hummus or eat tons of beans, I don't pass much gas at all.
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#75 Old 11-09-2014, 02:29 AM
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Yeah a bit more, but then I've always had a dodgy gut anyway due to other issues.

This is what has helped me:

Cutting out processed and refined products including sugar and sweet fruit.
Taking a good digestive enzyme tablet before each meal. I can't tell you how much better the gas is.
Being mindful about not combining foods that digest at different times. For instance, eating fruit AFTER meal is a BAD idea because it will ferment in the gut. It is far better to eat it half an hour or so BEFORE the meal. Also, some combinations such as pasta with soya yoghurt gives me stomach pain and gas, whereas I'm fine when I eat both in different meals such as with beans, lentils, vegs. Yoghurt is digested far quicker than wheat, so the combination makes it ferment and causes gas.
Taking a probiotic supplement also helps, but is probably not necessary unless you have severe stomach or other problems, such as recurring yeast infections.
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I've always been a gaseous mess so I doubt anything has changed. Luckily I have 5 dogs to take the blame
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Vegans might catch you on that.
Its not long before vegans can tell the difference between broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage farts... and who feeds their dog cabbage? :-P

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Vegans might catch you on that.
Its not long before vegans can tell the difference between broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage farts... and who feeds their dog cabbage? :-P

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LOL.... two of my dogs really like veggies. I'll be cutting up cucumbers or bell peppers and I get the look like "hey where's mine?"
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Pretty much everything we eat can cause gas, gradually increasing your intake helps. take notes of what you ate to eliminate what cause lots of gas for you, it might be beets, cabbage etc. Many people also have trouble with soy! For some drinking lots of water really helps too and many are saying apple cider and chamomile tea helps.

That said I remember farting a lot when I went vegan, horrible at first then it calmed down. I WAS eating way to much soy products I know it's a culprit to me so I ease on it a lot.
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I went vegan overnight about 10 days ago from an omni diet and I have also noticed a lot more farting and trips to the toilet. I have also quit drinking anything that is not water and funny I thought I'd be less gassy without all the coca-cola I used to drink. I suppose it will eventually stabilize.
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I've found that my body is starting to get used to the larger amount of fiber. But with eating less dairy I'm definitely getting less gas as I'm lactose intolerant.
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I voted no. I used to fart a LOT, loud and proud, but now I rarely fart since I went to an allergy specialist and cut all the foods I'm allergic to - soy, nuts, wheat, carrots, bananas, all artificial sweeteners, MSG - and switched to an organic whole foods diet. I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian.
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I find high carbed foods like bananas make you fart. Make sure you exercise if you are going to eat a large amount of bananas because otherwise you will end up farting your brains out.

High carbed foods are ideal for high performance thinking and working out. Make sure you eat these foods the smart way if you choose to do so.

Going for long runs in combination with bananas can work wonders in so many areas of your life.
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When I went veggie I farted my arse inside out for ages much to the displeasure of my husband. Then I went vegan and it calmed down - I do fart quite a bit but it's not the terrible scruffy ordeal it was whilst veggie. Think I might have been lactose intolerant and the massive increase in cheese from going veggie was the culprit - havig said all of this I sh!t and fart quite allot because of the obscene about of fibre I get down!!

P.S. I just farted.
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When I went veggie I farted my arse inside out for ages much to the displeasure of my husband. Then I went vegan and it calmed down - I do fart quite a bit but it's not the terrible scruffy ordeal it was whilst veggie. Think I might have been lactose intolerant and the massive increase in cheese from going veggie was the culprit - havig said all of this I sh!t and fart quite allot because of the obscene about of fibre I get down!!

P.S. I just farted.
A bit too much information methinks.....
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Hahahaha! I always revert to this thread when in need of a good laugh! Childish I know but, what the hell, whatever lights your candle and all that. Oh that's just reminded me of a story told by Spike Milligan about lighting farts and the army. Anyway my husband reckons I sound exactly the same as an old motor bike we used to have starting up!
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This thread is amazing.

I rarely fart and never burp, even since I've been pregnant. I feel like I'm missing out on comedic gold!
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