Bloating, fructose malabsorption
Since I've been on the Paleo lifestyle, I've been experiencing bloating. I'm gluten intolrerant and lactose intolerant. Could this be fructose malabsorption? I feel lost. I used to eat tons of bread, litres of icecream, total sugar addict and no bloating ever. I had a flat stomach, was 105 lbs and had energy. I found out I had gluten intolerance with little symptoms, just mild cramps. Stopped eating gluten and the cramps went away, and I gained 10 lbs in two months. Still no bloating. Strated Paleo to help with iron deficiency and I am now experiencing bad bloating, I look like I'm pregnant not long after a meal. Is it coconut? But I noticed it after eating a big salad too. Anyone have fructose malabsorption? Or coconut intolerance? Or lettuce allergy???? I'm thinking of trying the FODMAP diet.
A few things stand out to me
-Some people cannot tolerate coconut products that well. If that's new in your diet, try cutting back on it/stop using it and see how that helps.
-Many people do not digest raw veggies well. If you didn't eat raw salad that often (or huge ones) in the past, try reducing that or not eating them for a little while to see if that helps. Try sticking to cooked veggies only.
-Are you eating fruit? If you aren't eating fruit, fructose malabsorption is not likely to be an issue.
-What is your average day of meals like? Any other digestive issues aside from bloating?
I am FODMAPS-intolerant. (As well as gluten and lactose-intolerant.)
I eat very few veggies these days (yay!) and get my micronutrients from meat, eggs, liver, seafood and cheese. Never felt better.
Originally Posted by namelesswonder
I do eat fruits, lots of fruits. I'm still struggling with sugar cravings after almost 4 months Paleo so I eat fruits.
On an average day I will have:
Breakfast: smoothie (blueberries, coconut milk, raw egg)
Lunch: salad with sardines and homemade vinaigrette (seame oil/apple vinegar/maple sirup)
Dinner:meat (chicken or beef or bison) with veggies (brocoli/cabbage/potatoes/etc).
Snacks: apples/dark chocolate/oranges/berries/nuts
How did you start the low FODMAPd iet, what helped you figure out what to eat/not eat? Any good books on the subject?
What cheese do you eat? I stay away from it (lactose intolerant).
Originally Posted by Dragonfly
I'd start one-by-one eliminating all of the recent additions or increases. A few things you mentioned are commonly known to bloat some people: coconut, broccoli, apples, raw fibrous veggies, etc. Start by taking out coconut for 6-7 days and see what happens, then everything else. Nothing wrong with fruit but important to find the kinds that you do well with!
I will follow your advice and thanks for your input about transitionning my kids.
You have supportive and encouraging replies.
No problemo! Hope you find some relief.
Originally Posted by Waterlily
I just dropped all veggies/fruits and started adding them back one at a time. Really the only way to do it, since sensitivity varies across individuals. I can eat spinach, tomatoes, pickles, olives, chard, and berries...probably a few more I am forgetting.
Originally Posted by Waterlily
Don't know about books, but this article may be helpful: FODMAPs, IBS and the Paleo diet.
Any hard cheese will not have lactose in it.