Q about upset tummy post Whole30


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I finished my first Whole30 last week.

We had a big family celebration at the weekend and I decided I'd try a small slice of meringue (cream and blueberries on top of the meringue base). Oh boy did I I pay for it afterwards (with mad dashes to the loo, apologies for the TMI!) It actually took two days until my tummy felt ok again-every time I ate anything for the two days (and I mean W30 foods, not off-road stuff)-I had cramps and had to run to the toilet. Would this be a reaction to the cream or to the sugar do you think? I guess I should have tried just one or the other and not something which combined the two as it makes it harder to pinpoint the culprit though I'm leaning towards it being a lactose intolerance.

I suppose I'm wondering whether others have had similar issues when they first ate something non-Whole30 compliant after the 30 days?

I'm doing another Whole30 now as I had always planned to do and my tummy is a happy bunny again.

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I had similar problems after eating a double scoop of chocolate mint ice cream after doing a Whole30 4-6 months. Our gut flora changes after a while and may not digest dairy as well as it did before. My problem passed in 24 hours. The reason I ate 2 scoops was that I was at a concert and hungry. Ice cream was the only thing in sight I wanted. I might have been okay with a couple bites, but 2 scoops was too much.

Eating sugar might arouse cravings, but it is not likely to cause GI distress.

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Thanks Tom and Anna.

If I'm dairy intolerant, would those symptoms always have shown up or could it be that I have been eating dairy for years without GI symptoms I described, but still have been intolerant to a degree? I often found that I had a tight uncomfortable feeling in my tummy (pre-Whole30) -would that have been linked to dairy intolerance I wonder?

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I don´t know about your previous diet but I think it´s possible that the symptoms could have been masked. Sometimes you don´t know what´s not good for you until you stop eating it. That uncomfortable feeling could definatley have hade something to do with the dairy. Before I realised I was intolerant I had various symptoms but the main one that disapeared when I stopped dairy was light nausea for no apparent reason.

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