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This is day 31. I am still bloating and have not figured out what is causing it.... pulled out all the suspects during whole 30 - eggs, sweet potatoes, coffee, seltzer water.....

My problem is that I can't really start reintroduction and get an accurate read if I am still bloating after 31 days of whole 30. 

I started whole 30 because I was bloating and figured it was caused by irritated gut. 31 days later and I am still at square one. Anybody have any words of wisdom? I am feeling hopeless instead of invigorated from competing whole 30. 

Thank you for your time. 

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42 minutes ago, kimandwhole30 said:

This is day 31. I am still bloating and have not figured out what is causing it.... pulled out all the suspects during whole 30 - eggs, sweet potatoes, coffee, seltzer water.....

My problem is that I can't really start reintroduction and get an accurate read if I am still bloating after 31 days of whole 30. 

I started whole 30 because I was bloating and figured it was caused by irritated gut. 31 days later and I am still at square one. Anybody have any words of wisdom? I am feeling hopeless instead of invigorated from competing whole 30. 

Thank you for your time. 

Maybe if you give us some idea of what your meals have looked like and what you've been eating we can try and trouble shoot for you. There are a lot of things that cause bloating; raw veggies, salad greens, cruciferous veggies, nuts, coconut etc...

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Sorry! I am not thinking clearly. I am obsessed with the bloat. So frustrating. 

I have been using Real Plans. 

I usually eat leftovers from dinner for breakfast. 

Lunch is usually diced up chicken sautéed with vegetables like zucchini and bell peppers and mushrooms. 

Dinner would be something like: Taco Salad with creamy alvacado dressing, The Best Chicken Fajitas, Farmer's Market Chicken Soup

I kept a journal and could not find a correlation between my bloating and a certain food. 

Do you think I should start reintroduction? 

 

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2 hours ago, kimandwhole30 said:

Sorry! I am not thinking clearly. I am obsessed with the bloat. So frustrating. 

I have been using Real Plans. 

I usually eat leftovers from dinner for breakfast. 

Lunch is usually diced up chicken sautéed with vegetables like zucchini and bell peppers and mushrooms. 

Dinner would be something like: Taco Salad with creamy alvacado dressing, The Best Chicken Fajitas, Farmer's Market Chicken Soup

I kept a journal and could not find a correlation between my bloating and a certain food. 

Do you think I should start reintroduction? 

 

Hey there- unfortunately just listing the names of meals from a paid subscription service doesn't give us any details to work with.  If you've kept a food journal, consider sharing that with us - protein, fat and veggies for each meal; what were they, what quantities, were the veggies cooked or raw etc... I gave some tips above on things that do cause bloat so maybe take a look at that and see if it could be something in there.  Otherwise if you can't find a correlation, maybe a trip to the doctor is in order or a trip to dr. google to see if any of the medications or supplements you're on can cause bloating.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. I see what you are saying..... about the meal recipes.

I am embarrassed to admit this, but my husband just pointed out that the beef I have been eating (we feed out and have our own beef processed) was fed corn and probably soybean from the finish out stage. Therefore, it was all for nothing. I don't know why I never put it together. I am going to go to the doctor to check to make sure there is not another issue. Then, after I get though licking my wounds, I might try whole30 again. I am heartbroken.

Thank you for your time and attention. I appreciate your help. 

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5 minutes ago, kimandwhole30 said:

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. I see what you are saying..... about the meal recipes.

I am embarrassed to admit this, but my husband just pointed out that the beef I have been eating (we feed out and have our own beef processed) was fed corn and probably soybean from the finish out stage. Therefore, it was all for nothing. I don't know why I never put it together. I am going to go to the doctor to check to make sure there is not another issue. Then, after I get though licking my wounds, I might try whole30 again. I am heartbroken.

Thank you for your time and attention. I appreciate your help. 

Whole30 doesn't say you can't have beef that's eaten corn or soybean. Many people who don't have access to grassfed beef eat whatever they can get from the grocery store, which would've been corn and soy fed its whole life. Unless you are super sensitive to corn or soy, this shouldn't really make much of a difference for you.

More likely, there is some type of food that you're sensitive to -- it's hard to say from what you've listed, but maybe go back through your food log and see if you see that you've been eating a lot of FODMAPS (https://www.thepaleomom.com/modifying-Paleo-for-fodmap-intolerance/ ) or nightshades (https://www.thepaleomom.com/what-are-nightshades/ -- although these seem to be more likely to cause joint pain and skin issues, I'd lean toward the FODMAPS for bloating and digestive stuff). 

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