I eat a higher amount of protein than most of the Food Trackers I've seen on SP. I eat 100g of protein as a minimum, usually closer to 120g most days. Protein keeps me feeling full, like you said, and I don't feel sluggish eating less carbs. I, like you, find most of my carbs coming from veggies and mostly whole grain sources (i.e. english muffin @ bfast, oatmeal). I eat relatively clean 90% of the average day.
Yes, sodium is definitely something to look into. I bloat like a whale in my tummy especially when I overdo the sodium the day before or even a few days before.
Have you checked your fiber count? If I eat more than 30g of fiber in a day, I bloat in my tummy, too.
Everyone's different, but those are a couple of the things I've noticed about myself over the past 5 years. Protein doesn't seem to be an issue for me & any bloating.
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