3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
Lyn2007's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,431

S/C/G: 278/see ticker/168

Height: 5'6"

Default Bloated up like a balloon

Ugh!!! I switched 2 days ago from eating very low carb for 9 months to regular foods (calorie counting, aiming for whole foods) and omg, I am bloated up like a balloon!! My jeans in 2 days have gone from fitting fine to TIGHT/muffintop (which I never have) and my midsection just feels sooo bloated. I hate it!!

Is it possible to get this bloated JUST from adding back healthy grains like oatmeal, whole grain breads, and healthy carbs like fruit? It is insane. I hope it goes away soon. I haven't weighed but I feel ten pounds heavier!
Lost 103 pounds, regained 80+, taking it off again.
My Blog:
*Never Give Up!*
Lyn2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 02:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
tattoodles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 270

S/C/G: 185/ maintaining 130-135

Height: 5'4"


Wheat sensitivity can cause bloating and if it's been scarce in your diet for a while it might cause problems. Maybe try just the oatmeal and fruit and see if you have the same problems. Just an idea. . .
tattoodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 02:23 AM   #3
Le geek, c'est chic
Nola Celeste's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 1,213

S/C/G: 232/see ticker/150ish

Height: 5'2" and change


I'd have to find it, but I recently read an article on how diet affects the flora of the gut. It specifically dealt with how vegans' intestinal landscapes change, but there was also evidence that other more specialized diets likewise affect your "bugs."

If that's what's causing the bloat, it'll probably settle down fairly quickly as carb-loving bug-towns flourish in your intestines while the protein-loving ones deal with declining property values and a dwindling job market.

Edited to add: the more I read about gut flora, the more interesting the subject gets! Google is awesome.

Last edited by Nola Celeste; 12-13-2010 at 02:27 AM.
Nola Celeste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
Senior Member
KatMarie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 554

S/C/G: 325/125/maintaining

Height: 5'6.5


I mainly eat low carbs, not way low but still low, and when I have a higher carb day by eating oatmeal, I feel very bloaty. In fact, last night I had 3/4 cup oatmeal for dinner because I felt hungry and had enough calories left to eat that much. My abdomen bloated so much it hurt.

Link to before and after pics
KatMarie is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue Team Weight-ing on Spring Challenge Week 1 Chat (January 4th - 10th) Cape Breton Chick Biggest Loser Challenges 198 01-11-2010 10:13 AM
Official Halloween Goal Thread Hydra 40-Somethings 187 11-06-2009 01:46 AM
Biggest Loser: Pink Team Thread Jelbb 20-Somethings 378 12-15-2008 10:04 PM
"Every-Day" 21-Day Challenge -- It's a hot deck for sure!!! redballoon Support Groups 190 08-24-2008 02:45 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2