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digestive issues - probably tmi

Friday, January 10, 2014

First: Even though I gained weight over the holidays, I feel great. I managed to look at my weight and shrug it off. Gained 4 pounds - whatever, I will lose it again. I felt so happy and content over Christmas. And I think one of the main reasons of my gain was the drinking, that was going on. I didn't gain over christmas, I gained in the week around New Year's where lots of drinking and snacking and stuff was going on. Now that everything is back to normal, I feel positive that my weight will be what it was before christmas pretty soon. (in fact, I already lost 1 pound this week).

However, I'm facing one problem I need to work on. During the holidays my digestion was awesome. I didn't feel bloated at all and my belly was happy. All digestive issues were in top order even though I was sometimes eating unhealthy things.

Now that I have returned back to Uni and to a seemingly healthier lifestyle, my digestive issues have returned. No, let me rephrase, I've noticed that I have some issues because I can directly compare it to how I felt the weeks around Christmas. This week I've felt bloated and I've been having a lot of gas aswell as heartburn. I'm also not feeling comfortable with my bowel movement. And I think it has something to do, with the way I'm eating at the moment.

However, this is quite frustrating. Here I am, trying to live healthy and focus and good stuff, and my body is seemingly turning against me.
I'm also quite overwhelmed by the thought of trying to find out WHAT is causing these symptoms. I know it's not milk, so it has to be either a fruit or a vegetable that's not working for me. Ruling out all the possibilities seems almost impossible.

I would really appreciate it, if some sparkpeople would step forward with advice. There have to be at least a few people who went through something similar.

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    thank you emoticon Will try, and I'm sure I can squeeze the calories in somewhere.
    1503 days ago
    All right, I'm not sure it will help you. But I would totally recommend trying to add some probiotics into your diet. Whether through yogurt and/or kefir (a type of yogurt drink), or probiotic tablets. This can happen at any time. Our intestines are supposed to have a lot of healthy bacterial flora that helps us to digest food. And if an inbalance occurs, the bad bacteria takes over and our food isn't digested properly. When the food isn't being digested, it rots inside us and that causes a lot of gas and bloating. Anyway, since you are really uncomfortable try adding a little yogurt into your diet with every meal. It will help you repopulate your intestines with healthy gut flora, and your food will start getting digested more properly. If you're worried about the calories, then cut out whatever you need to so that you can add the yogurt. You really need to try this. Also, a lot of people that can't usually tolerate dairy have a better time with yogurt. There are so many kinds now. Go to the store and see what appeals to you. Good luck!
    1503 days ago
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