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indigestible sugars called FODMAPs. Aka Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosacchar
ides and Polyols

Monday, July 08, 2013

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So... Last month I was 4# higher than I really wanted to be... it took a while but I finally started to get the numbers down 2#'s for a whole week. emoticon

Then I work my butt off over 4th of July weekend. Really didn't think I overdid it w/ calories out, etc. and was mildly surprised to see the scale creep back up.

This morning, I was SO bloated...from waist all the way up to my chest. It was bizzare and this happened a month or so ago too...was not happy with the emoticon showing 5# higher than were I want to be... and then I stumbled on the subject heading.

YUP. I had baked beans for dinner last night. Bush's the kind with brown sugar added... emoticon I barely ever eat baked beans. My BF commented on their commercial that he really liked Bush's baked beans. I'm at the store, walk buy them, read ingredients for wheat, none, so I put them in the cart.

Come dinner time.. was planning on preparing green beans, there was mold. ugh. Bring out the back up beans in a can....

FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates and monosaccharides that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, including fructans, galactans, fructose and polyols. The term is an acronym, deriving from "Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols".

While I don't normally have any IBS/IBD issues since removing wheat gluten, this could very well explain the extreme bloating I have. bugger

In case any of my friends out there have woke up to the overnight appearance of the michelin tire man staring back at them in the mirror, check out FODMAPs...
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  • MRS.NG.06
    and beans make ya toot! lol

    I had a similiar experience today w/a bagel. I haven't had bagels in like 2 I know why. Bloated, swollen, really? I dont have an allergy or a sensitivity diagnosed but I've gone less carbs in my diet the past few months. SO don't need this feeling. I'm going back to protein in the morning..funk this!

    1788 days ago
    I'm sure digestive enzymes would work! But I don't need to eat beans and brown sugar! emoticon
    1803 days ago
    Perhaps taking some digestive enzymes when you wish to eat those types of food would help you.
    1803 days ago
    Thanks for all the comments! It did go away overnight thankfully. 115.2 to 110.8 in one day...amazing...
    1804 days ago
    I had this same issue, it was called SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) and it sucked. Almost any veggie that I would eat would send my GI system into a bloating, gurgling, painful mess. Had broccoli slaw one evening and man, the noises....hahaha.

    I saw a nutritionist about it and I was not happy with the direction that the appointment took. She focused more on when my meals were eaten and not helping with creating a plan to deal with the SIBO. I left there very unhappy.

    The next day I called my GI doc and talked to his nurse about it and he agreed to have me take a 7 day antibiotic treatment. That was May 24 and I have to say that I have not really had an attack like that since, but I am still eating a low FODMAP diet. I am slowly reintroducing foods back into the diet and so far it has been ok. I am still leary about some foods and might give it a bit more time before I try them again. There is testing that can be done to see what one is reactive to but I just did not want to spend the money since insurance will not cover it.

    Trying to heal from SIBO can take a long, long time.

    Hope you get relief and if you have any more questions, just ask.
    1804 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I gave up eating processed things, but beans used to be one of my staples. I just recently had some, the first in a long time, and oh my, the bad gas I had! Lesson learned!
    Hope you can recover quickly! Thanks for the tip!
    1804 days ago
    Oh boy, hope you're feeling better quickly. What a pain!
    1805 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Have to say I love those beans,but I try and limit them, and when I do eat them, I try to stick to the 1/2 cup serving size; which doesn't give you much, does it? Also dealing with major bloating issues, and that overall feeling of uncomforableness inside and out. Tired of the Michelin man hanging around...and tired of trying to figure out what I am doing so wrong!! emoticon

    But we will emoticon because that is what Sparkers do!!!
    1805 days ago
    Thanks. I too react to all sorts of things.
    1805 days ago
    Thanks for the info.
    Hope the bloating passes quickly. emoticon
    1805 days ago
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