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Gluten Free Foods Cause Bloating


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#1 glutenfreegirl

 
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

Why do gluten-free processed foods cause so much bloating? Breads, rice pasta, baked goods etc....I thought a gluten-free diet/ foods where supposed to make us feel better? What's going on...I feel more bloated and sick than before going gluten-free.....
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#2 calgarywalker

 
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

Perhaps you have a problem with the sugar substitutes in the diet foods. Apparently its a very common and very unknown problem. Check out the information in this link - you might be very surprised how things like sorbitol can cause bloating and bathroom issues that mimick Celiac gastric symptoms. http://www.cspinet.o...g_sorbitol.html
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

Why do gluten-free processed foods cause so much bloating? Breads, rice pasta, baked goods etc....I thought a gluten-free diet/ foods where supposed to make us feel better? What's going on...I feel more bloated and sick than before going gluten-free.....


That happens. Sorry. :ph34r:

It's best to go with whole foods that you've cooked yourself at first. I became convinced when I had a gluten-free salad that cost $15 for lunch at a chain fern bar when I first went gluten-free. Additives may be bothering your system. Good luck, hope you find your way down this path of discovery. :)
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:18 AM

Thank you both.....Calgary You might be on to something about the sugar..I don't eat sugar substitutes or diet foods but do crave a lot of sugar.....Marilyn also correct what made me aware of all this was a week away on vacation where I was not exposed to any gluten-free processed foods or junk foods just homemade stuff and the bloating and fatigue went away..however while away did notice potato, and beef seemed to bother me....hmmm do we seem to do better grain and starch free ? Is that discussed here any where?
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:34 AM

It could be one or more components of the foods. You could gather them together and see if they have things in common like xanthum gum or guar gum, which a lot of people can't handle. I personally have bad stomach issues from brown rice, so I can't eat any baked goods with brown rice flour. Could be sorghum or tapioca. You may want to try to isolate each suspect ingredient and test them on their own. Good luck! I can be a long process...
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:34 PM

I too have the same issue and found out that I have an intolerance to rice. Maybe try an elimination diet.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:42 AM

I too have the same issue and found out that I have an intolerance to rice. Maybe try an elimination diet.


Hi how did you find out you have a rice intolerance? My gosh almost everything I eat daily has rice flour in it....hmmm how would I go about an elimination diet? Could you imagine if it was rice flour....that would be awesome ...I fear meal times as I hate ruining my day with bloat and pain and fatigue cause my body is so busy digesting the foods....
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:21 AM

I was just coming on to ask this very question. Have decided to eliminate any processed foods.
Before all this when D was an issue, I would eat rice to try and fix it (and it worked) now with all the rice and rice flour in the processed foods, I can only imagine it is doing the same thing.
I am also wondering, other than fruit and veggies, how does one get extra fibre in their diet while being gluten free? I used to have no problem going to the bathroom 2-3 times a day and I could lose weight easily on a diet and excercise. Now I feel like I am lucky if I go once a day, and even with a low calorie diet and lots of exercise I am not loosing any weight!
Any tips?
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

Hi how did you find out you have a rice intolerance? My gosh almost everything I eat daily has rice flour in it....hmmm how would I go about an elimination diet? Could you imagine if it was rice flour....that would be awesome ...I fear meal times as I hate ruining my day with bloat and pain and fatigue cause my body is so busy digesting the foods....


To do an elimination diet takes a lot of time! You take out all the foods that you think are bugging you (for example rice) and not eat any for one to two weeks. after that slowly reintroduce the foods one at a time; giving a week in between new foods! I was like that for so long until I did the elimination diet! I feel a lot better! I usually eat vegetables and lean proteins! They have noodles made out of bean which can be a nice subsitute. Also spaghetti squash is very good with everything!

Yeah, having an intolerance to rice sucks!!!! I also can't eat potatoes or corn :(
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Have had 2 negative blood tests for Celiac due to already eating gluten-free. Doctor won't do biopsy due to Aunt having Celiac; he says he's 90% sure I have Celiac too.
Trying hard to make this my lifestyle! :D

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

the ones that are made out of bean flour cause me to bloat badly.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hi how did you find out you have a rice intolerance? My gosh almost everything I eat daily has rice flour in it....hmmm how would I go about an elimination diet? Could you imagine if it was rice flour....that would be awesome ...I fear meal times as I hate ruining my day with bloat and pain and fatigue cause my body is so busy digesting the foods....



Do you still eat dairy? Could that be the culprit?
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