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    Okay so for the longest time ive had horrible gas problems. Im sure protein is the culprit for smell, but all the carbs and veggies mess me up. Especially when bulking. I want to be healthy with my greens, but seriously it gives continuous sulphur gas. Not good if im around my girl.. or when I spend the night with her.

    Ive tried probiotics, digestive enzymes, and gas x...with no real success.

    Im sure im not the only healthy eater with this problem. Has anyone been able to fix this bodybuilding problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Okay so for the longest time ive had horrible gas problems. Im sure protein is the culprit for smell, but all the carbs and veggies mess me up. Especially when bulking. I want to be healthy with my greens, but seriously it gives continuous sulphur gas. Not good if im around my girl.. or when I spend the night with her. Ive tried probiotics, digestive enzymes, and gas x...with no real success. Im sure im not the only healthy eater with this problem. Has anyone been able to fix this bodybuilding problem
    GDA's can really help but it takes some experimenting as some may actually make it worse. Recompadrol/Burn24 are worth trying.

    Digestive enzymes are good, take multiple with each meal.

    Antacids can cause as many problems as they solve, simethicone is a decent alternative for gas.
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    Also avoid gassier vegetables like cabbage/Brussels sprouts (2 of my favourites)

    Everyone is effected differently by different carbs too so try to learn yourself. Rice does not sit well with me at all but oats are perfect
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Okay so for the longest time ive had horrible gas problems. Im sure protein is the culprit for smell, but all the carbs and veggies mess me up. Especially when bulking. I want to be healthy with my greens, but seriously it gives continuous sulphur gas. Not good if im around my girl.. or when I spend the night with her.Ive tried probiotics, digestive enzymes, and gas x...with no real success. Im sure im not the only healthy eater with this problem. Has anyone been able to fix this bodybuilding problem
    Have you tried to single out what is causing it? Sometimes it comes down to one food that is the worse. I went through the same problem and finally figured out it was the oats that was doing it to me. I had been gradually adding in more to get my carbs up. Anytime I have over 2 cups/day for several days my bloat and gas gets bad. I cut them out, and back to normal..crazy! haha
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  5. Ive tried even tried lactase pills..I swear everytime I think I found my culprit food itll come back the next day.

    Really when I avoid carbs and veggies im good, but that isnt healthy at all.

  6. I thought rice was the best carb that doesnt cause gas

    I now completely avoid oats due to the common association with gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    I thought rice was the best carb that doesnt cause gas I now completely avoid oats due to the common association with gas.
    Typically yes, but not in my case

    Like I said highly individual

    Try dropping your fibre slightly, there is no real evil from eating white breads/pastas/rice if you are counting the calories and staying active.
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  8. How much peanut butter or legumes do you eat?

  9. Well thats good I like my jasmine rice! Just wishbit had my whole grain

    And I probably eat a lot of peanut butter..

  10. Do you eat wheat or dairy? Could potentially be a sensitivity to one of those. Gluten is a big offender for a lot of people even if they aren't fully aware.

    If you do eat either of those, try cutting them completely out for a few days and see if you notice any changes.

    For my carbs, all I do is white jasmine rice and potatoes of all varieties along with some fruit each day.

    You don't need "whole grains". That's a bunch of marketing bull****.

    Fruits and vegetables are a MUCH better source of fiber than any grain will ever be, not to mention way more nutritious.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by JXiiXViii View Post
    Do you eat wheat or dairy? Could potentially be a sensitivity to one of those. Gluten is a big offender for a lot of people even if they aren't fully aware.

    If you do eat either of those, try cutting them completely out for a few days and see if you notice any changes.
    Yes both well probably milk a lot more then dairy

  12. A big morning glass of milk will give me the most horrible gas all day long. I have to run away from myself sometimes.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Yes both well probably milk a lot more then dairy
    Milk is dairy, isn't it? Or did you mean milk more than wheat?

    But yeah man it's possible one of those is causing the problem. I'd say either one is more likely to be giving you issues than protein and vegetables are.

    Start with cutting out wheat and dairy for like a week and see if you notice any improvement.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by JXiiXViii View Post

    Milk is dairy, isn't it? Or did you mean milk more than wheat?

    But yeah man it's possible one of those is causing the problem. I'd say either one is more likely to be giving you issues than protein and vegetables are.

    Start with cutting out wheat and dairy for like a week and see if you notice any improvement.
    Yes thats what I meant...I drink a lottt of milk

    Ill cut out milk and see how things go, but does whey protein count as dairy?.. bc I reallly can not go to soy

  15. Beano. 2 tab a few minutes before meals.

  16. I think it's the milk. Like I said it does me terrible when I drink it. Whey does not bother me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Okay so for the longest time ive had horrible gas problems. Im sure protein is the culprit for smell, but all the carbs and veggies mess me up. Especially when bulking. I want to be healthy with my greens, but seriously it gives continuous sulphur gas. Not good if im around my girl.. or when I spend the night with her.

    Ive tried probiotics, digestive enzymes, and gas x...with no real success.

    Im sure im not the only healthy eater with this problem. Has anyone been able to fix this bodybuilding problem
    Do you have an allergy to something you eat?
    have you tried eliminating foods?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Yes thats what I meant...I drink a lottt of milk

    Ill cut out milk and see how things go, but does whey protein count as dairy?.. bc I reallly can not go to soy
    Yeah whey technically counts as dairy too, but some people can do whey that can't do other dairy so it depends on you individually. I believe whey isolate is more easily digested than concentrate for people with dairy intolerances (someone correct me if I'm wrong), so maybe try that first?

    If you don't notice any improvement, the next thing would be to cut out ALL dairy including whey just to see how you respond.

    I don't mess with soy either. You could do a pea/rice protein blend which is actually what I use. I use the custom mix generator from true nutrition and do 70% gemma (pea) and 30% rice. If you look at the research for that exact blend, it actually is comparable to whey when it comes to amino acid profiles. Someone on the forums over there did a big analysis of all the proteins and that mix was almost identical to whey.

    I would still get rid of all gluten though even if you only eat it sparingly. It causes a whole host of digestive issues.

  19. I have tried eliminating foods but can never get a solid pinpoint bc every time I think its gone it comes back.

    So ill try all dairy, im guessing no greek yogurt either?

    As for gluten I know wheat bread is gluten, but what other foods contain it.

    Beano is so so...I may need to use higher dose though and combine digestive enzymes

    Arnt digestive enzymes terrible for your stomach though?
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    A good digestive enzyme is no issue for your stomach.

    Gluten is in a whole lot of foods now unfortunately. Avoid all grains, and wheat for a while

    Yes GY is dairy so cut it a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    I have tried eliminating foods but can never get a solid pinpoint bc every time I think its gone it comes back.

    So ill try all dairy, im guessing no greek yogurt either?

    As for gluten I know wheat bread is gluten, but what other foods contain it.

    Beano is so so...I may need to use higher dose though and combine digestive enzymes

    Arnt digestive enzymes terrible for your stomach though?
    Do 1 thing at a time NOT multiple
    do dairy for a week then reintroduce
    then do gluten and reintroduce.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    I have tried eliminating foods but can never get a solid pinpoint bc every time I think its gone it comes back.

    So ill try all dairy, im guessing no greek yogurt either?

    As for gluten I know wheat bread is gluten, but what other foods contain it.

    Beano is so so...I may need to use higher dose though and combine digestive enzymes

    Arnt digestive enzymes terrible for your stomach though?
    Yeah Greek Yogurt is dairy too.

    Just check ingredient labels if you're unsure. If you see anything that says wheat, wheat flour, etc. then it has gluten obviously and you want to avoid it. Even things you wouldn't expect to have gluten end up having it, which is yet another reason to avoid packaged foods in general.

    Here's what I would honestly recommend for you. To keep things simple, only eat foods that are 1 ingredient. This means any of the following:

    Meat of all kinds
    Eggs
    Fruits
    Vegetables
    Nuts/nut butters (not peanuts though for now)
    White jasmine rice (White rice is much easier on the digestive system than brown rice - I still don't know why everyone hails brown rice as such a "healthy" food. It sucks IMO)
    Potatoes (all varieties)
    Water
    Coconut oil
    Olive oil
    Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, etc.)

    The recipes you can make with all of the above foods are endless, and those are really all you need to support your daily nutrition. I would venture to say that if you stuck to foods on that list, your digestive issues would subside or at least be much better than they are currently.

    It will take some time, so be patient and don't get discouraged if you aren't completely better after a few days. Try it for a week or 2 and then go from there.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    Do 1 thing at a time NOT multiple do dairy for a week then reintroduce then do gluten and reintroduce.
    Agree with this. Try just dairy first. Cottage cheese gets me sometimes... Probably due to the high casein content. With whey I'm ok but back when I drank casein shakes, I would get real gassy from them. Also iirc milk is 80% casein

  24. Brother if you're anything like myself, you eat too fast! Try eating slower. If you gulp air down when you eat, it has to come out somewhere and if you don't burp much it comes out your arse. I eat a lot of veggies as well and they make me gassy but if i don't eat so fast which is hard , it does help aye. Cheers mate.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Driven2lift View Post
    A good digestive enzyme is no issue for your stomach.

    Gluten is in a whole lot of foods now unfortunately. Avoid all grains, and wheat for a while

    Yes GY is dairy so cut it a while
    That is deff true sometimes I conscience ly eat slower, but other times life gets in the way. Its crazy how my whole life taught me whole grains were good, but now thats not the case

  26. Quote Originally Posted by JXiiXViii View Post
    Do you eat wheat or dairy? Could potentially be a sensitivity to one of those. Gluten is a big offender for a lot of people even if they aren't fully aware.

    If you do eat either of those, try cutting them completely out for a few days and see if you notice any changes.

    For my carbs, all I do is white jasmine rice and potatoes of all varieties along with some fruit each day.

    You don't need "whole grains". That's a bunch of marketing bull****.

    Fruits and vegetables are a MUCH better source of fiber than any grain will ever be, not to mention way more nutritious.
    Interested in why eating whole grains have no health benefit, in your opinion?
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by hardknock View Post
    Interested in why eating whole grains have no health benefit, in your opinion?
    The entire whole grain thing is based on a false presumption.

    Basically, those who started perpetuating the myth (the grain companies who managed to get it into the health and fitness community), use this notion:

    Whole grains contain fiber, and fiber is good for us, so therefore whole grains must be good for us too.

    Yes fiber is good for us, but using that logic is like saying "tomatoes are good for you, and a Whopper from BK has tomatoes, so therefore a Whopper must be good for you too." A bit more extreme yes, but that's the logic they are trying to use (and from a business standpoint, they did a hell of a job at it because now everyone bought into the whole thing).

    Nevermind the fact that whole grains are rough on a lot of people's digestive systems sending off inflammatory responses, or that they contain phytic acid and lectins which are both anti-nutrients that rob the digestive system of other nutrients.

    Perhaps the aspect that sticks out to me the most though, is that a lot of them aren't even that great of a fiber source. Take brown rice for example, the king of the "healthy whole grain" world for whatever reason:

    1 cup of cooked brown rice only provides about 3.5 grams of fiber, or around 14% of your daily value. This same cup is also over 44 grams of carbs and about 216 calories.

    On the other hand, letís look at the fiber content of these other foods:

    1 cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber (32% of your daily value) and only 64 calories.

    1 cup of blueberries has 3.5 grams of fiber (about 14% daily value) and only 84 calories.

    1 cup of spinach has over 17% of your daily value and only 41 calories.

    1 orange has around 13% of your daily value of fiber and only 60-75 calories (depending on size).

    Not to mention all of the foods above are PACKED with way more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than brown rice.

    So by getting our fiber from fruits and vegetables as we should be, we're getting more fiber with less of a caloric load, along with all the benefits of the other nutrients in the foods.

    Brown rice and other grains just don't even come close. There's literally nothing in whole grains that we can't get from other, healthier foods.

    I eat rice myself, but I only do white jasmine rice and I eat it strictly for the carbs. White rice is just the starchy inside of brown rice (they mill the bran off of it which is the part that causes issues in a lot of people and the part where the anti-nutrients are at).

    It tastes better, is way easier on the GI system, and it's super versatile as well.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by JXiiXViii View Post

    The entire whole grain thing is based on a false presumption.

    Basically, those who started perpetuating the myth (the grain companies who managed to get it into the health and fitness community), use this notion:

    Whole grains contain fiber, and fiber is good for us, so therefore whole grains must be good for us too.

    Yes fiber is good for us, but using that logic is like saying "tomatoes are good for you, and a Whopper from BK has tomatoes, so therefore a Whopper must be good for you too." A bit more extreme yes, but that's the logic they are trying to use (and from a business standpoint, they did a hell of a job at it because now everyone bought into the whole thing).

    Nevermind the fact that whole grains are rough on a lot of people's digestive systems sending off inflammatory responses, or that they contain phytic acid and lectins which are both anti-nutrients that rob the digestive system of other nutrients.

    Perhaps the aspect that sticks out to me the most though, is that a lot of them aren't even that great of a fiber source. Take brown rice for example, the king of the "healthy whole grain" world for whatever reason:

    1 cup of cooked brown rice only provides about 3.5 grams of fiber, or around 14% of your daily value. This same cup is also over 44 grams of carbs and about 216 calories.

    On the other hand, letís look at the fiber content of these other foods:

    1 cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber (32% of your daily value) and only 64 calories.

    1 cup of blueberries has 3.5 grams of fiber (about 14% daily value) and only 84 calories.

    1 cup of spinach has over 17% of your daily value and only 41 calories.

    1 orange has around 13% of your daily value of fiber and only 60-75 calories (depending on size).

    Not to mention all of the foods above are PACKED with way more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than brown rice.

    So by getting our fiber from fruits and vegetables as we should be, we're getting more fiber with less of a caloric load, along with all the benefits of the other nutrients in the foods.

    Brown rice and other grains just don't even come close. There's literally nothing in whole grains that we can't get from other, healthier foods.

    I eat rice myself, but I only do white jasmine rice and I eat it strictly for the carbs. White rice is just the starchy inside of brown rice (they mill the bran off of it which is the part that causes issues in a lot of people and the part where the anti-nutrients are at).

    It tastes better, is way easier on the GI system, and it's super versatile as well.
    Okay so seriously brown rice isnt as healthy?? Wth I always thought I was doing good by eating brown over white bc whites more processed.

  29. Not that I disagree with u, because I dont. But fruits wouldnt be a good example to compare to rice because its carbs are fructose, which is the worst kind for fat gain. Unless u are running while eating ur blueberries, that fructose usually gets procesed by the liver into fatty acis and then placed into the fat compartment.

    Brown rice, while possibly having inflammatory responses in the gut, usually contributes to the lean compartment and not fat stores. So from a body sculpting perspective, the pros of a single cup of brown rice outweighs the one time inflammatory response to it, imo.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by FitnessLuke View Post
    Okay so seriously brown rice isnt as healthy?? Wth I always thought I was doing good by eating brown over white bc whites more processed.
    Healthy is a subjective term, but, IMO, brown rice isn't optimal. High PRAL and anti-nutrients make it a no go for me. That and I don't like the taste of it.
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