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post #1 of 10
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This might be a little bit embarrassing and I'm not sure if there is something similar already posted in the website (if so, please link me) but I really need help with this. "Vegetarian gases" and bloating has been an issue for me every time I go veg (cause I've been going on and off for the last 4 years) I don't know how to deal with this, since I like the vegetarian lifestyle and I want to be a vegan someday. I've read on the internet that this situation is due to the increase of fiber and beans in our diet, so I must ease the process of become a full time vegetarian by eating less and less meat, but I know myself and eating less and less meat, just does not work for me.



Hope somebody can help me.



Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 10
The gas and bloating are usually temporary issues, if someone has them. If you are only eliminating meat, and not adding a bunch of new foods that you are not used to, I'll bet the problem eases within a short period of time.



If you are adding a lot of new foods - like soy milk and veggie burgers, you may want to slow down and add them one at a time - try to figure out which ones give you issues. Also, you don't need to eat a ton of beans, if they are problematic. Fruit is usually very easy on digestion, so you may want to add more fresh fruit to help fill you up. Generally, the best way to eat is plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, some beans and legumes, some nuts and nut butters, and some high quality fat like olive oil or avocados. Limit the processed, canned, and pre-packaged items as much as possible.



Good luck - and keep asking questions!
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post #3 of 10
I can't say I've had that problem, but I just started cutting out meat and haven't really added anything.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Poppy' date='27 July 2010 - 07:09 PM' timestamp='1280275744' post='2679649 View Post


The gas and bloating are usually temporary issues, if someone has them. If you are only eliminating meat, and not adding a bunch of new foods that you are not used to, I'll bet the problem eases within a short period of time.



If you are adding a lot of new foods - like soy milk and veggie burgers, you may want to slow down and add them one at a time - try to figure out which ones give you issues. Also, you don't need to eat a ton of beans, if they are problematic. Fruit is usually very easy on digestion, so you may want to add more fresh fruit to help fill you up. Generally, the best way to eat is plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, some beans and legumes, some nuts and nut butters, and some high quality fat like olive oil or avocados. Limit the processed, canned, and pre-packaged items as much as possible.



Good luck - and keep asking questions!



Thank you! I'll take that in consideration
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post #5 of 10
HI,



It's good you ask, because we might share ideas to make it easier. I had that problem for years. So a few tips,from easiest to more work, lol.



- mash up the beans and lentils a bit even before you cook them. THis helps me alot!



- if you are soaking beans then add baking soda (that is what is in some tablets they sell for less gas



- gradually pay attention to how your body reacts to different food combinations and learn about this from others, for example mixing certain foods brings on bad gas, I forget which off hand, sorry, but maybe you can even google "food combining" or something like that.



Hope this helps because it's important to enjoy your food and not worry about too much gas
post #6 of 10
It can be temporary whilst your body adjusts to the increase in fibre, but if permanent then its likely you have low stomach acid which explains the bloating and gas.



Bitter herbs on the back of the tongue pre meal are the best tool for this, they cleanse the liver heavily so up your water intake.
post #7 of 10
I a quick search for "farting" so I'll post links to what I found. (Or you can just search for it too.)



I had the gas and bloating too, in the beginning. It was SO bad, for a month or two. You know what I did? I took the opportunity to one-up my brothers. Because in my whole life, I have NEVER been able to one-up them when it comes to farting. It was great. I reveled in it. *shrug*



Anyway, here are a few links.



"New to vegan diet - digestive nightmare! Help!

"Constant Flatulance"[sic]

"The bloating and gas will go away... right?"

"The 'what makes you fart' thread"

"Gas!!"



Search around with different terms, and I'm sure you'll find even more threads!
post #8 of 10
Maybe it's all the fiber you're eating ... healthy.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Semicharmed' date='28 July 2010 - 11:49 AM' timestamp='1280335758' post='2679919 View Post


I a quick search for "farting" so I'll post links to what I found. (Or you can just search for it too.)



I had the gas and bloating too, in the beginning. It was SO bad, for a month or two. You know what I did? I took the opportunity to one-up my brothers. Because in my whole life, I have NEVER been able to one-up them when it comes to farting. It was great. I reveled in it. *shrug*



Anyway, here are a few links.



"New to vegan diet - digestive nightmare! Help!

"Constant Flatulance"[sic]

"The bloating and gas will go away... right?"

"The 'what makes you fart' thread"

"Gas!!"



Search around with different terms, and I'm sure you'll find even more threads!




hahahahahhahahahahahahah lol lol lol!!!!! That might be disgustingly useful hahaha Ill read the links, btw thanks!



I'm gonna try that baking soda stuff Breezydreams mentioned, sounds interesting...



One thing that I've been doing is taking herbal tea, it helps me to download all the fiber so at least I'm not bloated anymore so *yay*



ps: I can't believe I feel so comfy talking about gas in a forum hahahaha
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post #10 of 10
It goes away as your body gets used to it, don't worry.
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