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#1 Old 07-17-2008, 01:30 PM
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Has anyone else encountered this? I hear it isn't uncommon, and I was wondering if there is a food substance that will sort this out.
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#2 Old 07-18-2008, 02:22 AM
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This usually means you are not eating a balanced diet or drinking enough water or are preparing different foods incorrectly.
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#3 Old 07-27-2008, 07:23 PM
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Could it be that you might have some sort of allergies to the foods you are eating?
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#4 Old 07-27-2008, 08:51 PM
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Some foods react like a poison to some people--like lentils or beans or corn. I would begin with one food and eliminate it for a few days and see if this problem doesn't go away. If it doesn't, then eliminate another--usually from the legume family. Keep experimenting until you can isolate the problem food. Hopefully that is all this is.
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Are you eating a lot of beans?

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Are you new to a vegetarian diet? Sometimes there is a period of adjustment during which you'll have a lot of gas, but it generally sorts itself out with time.

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#7 Old 07-28-2008, 07:40 AM
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Are you new to a vegetarian diet? Sometimes there is a period of adjustment during which you'll have a lot of gas, but it generally sorts itself out with time.





very true mine is getting better now and i even ate veggie sausages no prob bit at a time is working for me
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it happened to me too, i eliminated all soy foods and the problem dissappeared
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it happened to me too, i eliminated all soy foods and the problem dissappeared



same
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Has anyone else encountered this? I hear it isn't uncommon, and I was wondering if there is a food substance that will sort this out.



It can be caused by mild food intolerances, or foods that seem to make most people get gas such as beans and cabbage.

Whenever you experience excessive flatulence, write down what you ate for that day (especially what you most recently ate) then try to not eat that food for a few days and see if it stops.
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Are you new to a vegetarian diet? Sometimes there is a period of adjustment during which you'll have a lot of gas, but it generally sorts itself out with time.



So what are we talking here? 15-20 years? Guess I haven't gotten there yet.

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So what are we talking here? 15-20 years? Guess I haven't gotten there yet.





so there's no hope for me than Michael?
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Not quite sure its a talent i want ,but can't see ever getting used to cabbage,brussels,beans or anything from the wind factor lol.Work tomorrow mmmmmm whats safe
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So what are we talking here? 15-20 years? Guess I haven't gotten there yet.



Maybe you're sensitive to something you're eating and it just hasn't bothered you enough to figure out what is causing all the gas :P

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Flatulence is simply undigested, partially digested food. I find cooked food causes more gas than fresh and poor food combining, mixing foods that don't digest well together, also gives me problems. Put a piece of kombu seaweed in your beans while they're cooking. That's supposed to eliminate the flatulence that goes with eating beans.

My husband's vegetarian for 6 years, and he claims vegetarianism caused him more gas problems. We make jokes and laugh about it, oh, and he complains!
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Decrease carbohydrates, increase vegetable consumption. Carbohydrates ferment in your gut regardless of origin (pasta, beans, etc). Beans contain additional substances that will increase gas, but any increase in carbohydrate consumption will also increase gassiness.



Most people will increase carbohydrate consumption when switching from an omni to veg diet, thus experiencing an increase in the notorious toots.



replace your pasta with veggies & you should see a decrease in ~*~teh vapors~*~
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I feel like a broken record.



Decrease carbohydrates, increase vegetable consumption. Carbohydrates ferment in your gut regardless of origin (pasta, beans, etc). Beans contain additional substances that will increase gas, but any increase in carbohydrate consumption will also increase gassiness.



Most people will increase carbohydrate consumption when switching from an omni to veg diet, thus experiencing an increase in the notorious toots.



replace your pasta with veggies & you should see a decrease in ~*~teh vapors~*~



Yea, I hardly ever eat pasta, I think it was rice mostly that was oding it. I'm eating less carbs now and am cooking with hing which is said to reduce flatulence and this seems to have worked. I am back to my pre-veg levels.
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This usually means you are not eating a balanced diet or drinking enough water or are preparing different foods incorrectly.

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It can be caused by mild food intolerances...

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Maybe you're sensitive to something you're eating..



Notice a common theme here?

People always say veg*ns have so much gas but I don't think it necessarily *has* to be that way. I'd at least try to rule out one of these factors before just excusing it by saying "I have a lot of gas 'cause I eat beans and stuff..."
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#20 Old 08-03-2008, 06:45 PM
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For an Australian bloke, there's no such thing as excessive flatulence! :no;
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#21 Old 08-04-2008, 10:43 AM
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I also can have a lot of gas at times, but how much carbohydrate do you think is the max you should eat?

And what would you eat instead of the carbs, fats like nuts or what?
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