I heard that's called protein deficiency though, and a bloated belly (not really bloated, but retaining water) is called ascites. That's what kids in third world countries get when they suffer protein deficiency. But as far as I remember you have to be REALLY protein deficient to get that. I'd say it's air.. do you chew gum?Originally posted by Quizeen
There's no reason why protein deficiency would manifest itself in bloating, if you are otherwise consuming enough food.
Yep, it can. You swallow a whole lot of air when you chew gum and I guess that can make you pretty bloated (I stopped chewing gum for that reason). So do carbonated beverages.Originally posted by Hedgefrog
haha chew gum?? uhh no..would that affect it?