Ideal Protein Diet - Late Day Bloating!




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coliep
07-24-2011, 09:49 PM
So each morning, I wake feeling a little thinner. However, as the day goes on I become increasingly bloated. This is both uncomfortable and visible! I look 5 months pregnant by the end of most days! Anybody else have any advice on how to control this while on IP?


Jasesgirl
07-25-2011, 01:25 AM
i have the same issue..im wondering if its either the veggies or the water?

CarrieElizabeth
07-25-2011, 10:07 AM
Now that you mention it, the same thing has been happening to me too!


coliep
07-25-2011, 11:14 AM
For me, I think it might be the veggies and the fact that I eat a monster meal that just seems to sit there. 2 cups of veggies and 8 ounces of protein is a lot -- I mean, it IS a half pound of meat. Now, I am not complaining because I like my big meal but I probably wouldn't eat that all in one sitting if I weren't on IP. I would have some as a mid afternoon snack and the rest for dinner, and I don't typically have super sluggish bowels like I do on IP, so I think it usually processes faster for me!

I am trying the enzymes now (so far, no change). I take milk of magneisa too often (works but sometimes . . . too well). I think I may get the novilax and take a minimal dose preventatively and see if that doesn't help....

jennydoodle
07-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Me too. I take enzymes, so I know it helps, but I do feel more bloated at the end of the day. I think it is a combination of the water and veggies.

CuteNcurls
07-25-2011, 06:29 PM
I have the same issue. I was informed that I should try digestive enzymes...so I have. I take one right before each meal. I'm still not seeing much of a change in the size of my "food baby" but I'm not as uncomfortable after meals. I'm going to keep trying it for awhile...but I agree, the meal is a lot of food all at once.

Bellamack
07-25-2011, 06:36 PM
me too!

jennylauren19
08-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Me too! I feel skinny when I wake up, but as soon as I have my first IP packet, I feel bloated. By the end of the day, I look pregnant!

coliep
08-03-2011, 02:03 PM
So, here's what I have been doing and feeling better . . .
1) psyllium husk with acidopholus capsules (helps with the constipation aspect of the bloating) in addition to taking the IP enzymes.
2) upping water. A lot. I think I had 5 liters yesterday
3) exercises with emphasis on core and abs (the food fetus is the least apparent on days I do this)
4) limit WF products

It has been better!

jennydoodle
08-03-2011, 06:14 PM
Thanks coliep.

I also noticed that I feel a lot better when I limit WF products. The only ones I kind of like are the caramel and chocolate sauces in coffee. The dressing are terrible (to me).

redhead14
08-03-2011, 06:18 PM
Thanks coliep.

I also noticed that I feel a lot better when I limit WF products. The only ones I kind of like are the caramel and chocolate sauces in coffee. The dressing are terrible (to me).

Do you have a good receipe for dressing that you use? I've looked and tried a bunch from the receipe threads but none of them taste good to me.

MrsD75
08-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Just jumping in on the recipe thing... I almost always make my own dressing (I really dislike the WF stuff, too)... the basics are:

1 tsp EVOO
1 tsp vinegar (white or apple cider) or lemon juice
1 tsp splenda or stevia (this is about 1 packet)
1 tsp mustard (whatever kind you like)

Then add your salt, and whatever seasonings you like... helps to get that oil in for the day and super easy to make... I have done "greek" dressing with lemon juice, spicy brown mustard and oregano, italian with apple cider vinegar and italian seasoning, a favorite for spinach salad is apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic and chopped onion... this also works great to toss veggies in before roasting!

redhead14
08-03-2011, 06:37 PM
Just jumping in on the recipe thing... I almost always make my own dressing (I really dislike the WF stuff, too)... the basics are:

1 tsp EVOO
1 tsp vinegar (white or apple cider) or lemon juice
1 tsp splenda or stevia (this is about 1 packet)
1 tsp mustard (whatever kind you like)

Then add your salt, and whatever seasonings you like... helps to get that oil in for the day and super easy to make... I have done "greek" dressing with lemon juice, spicy brown mustard and oregano, italian with apple cider vinegar and italian seasoning, a favorite for spinach salad is apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic and chopped onion... this also works great to toss veggies in before roasting!

Thank you!!:hug::hug: Will have to give it a try.

thegooch
03-22-2012, 04:01 PM
So each morning, I wake feeling a little thinner. However, as the day goes on I become increasingly bloated. This is both uncomfortable and visible! I look 5 months pregnant by the end of most days! Anybody else have any advice on how to control this while on IP?

I am just on Day 4 on IP and was getting discouraged until I read all the posteds on this site. I too feel so good thin in the morning by 3pm i feel huge again and look so fat like nothing is happening. Any advise or anything to get through Phase I would be apprecitated.

Momto2cs
03-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Watch the ingredients in the ip packets you eat. Some contain sugar alcohols, which are know to cause bloating and gas. I can't eat any without suffering.

Billster
03-23-2012, 12:45 PM
I get this as well, and gas in the evening. It was to do with veggies and what veggies you pick (some make you have more gas then others) and water plays a huge part of it. I take digestive enzymes (from Shoppers drug mart in Canada, Swiss bread 4 a day) 6 out of 7 days a week they help.

Andie0606
03-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Watch the ingredients in the ip packets you eat. Some contain sugar alcohols, which are know to cause bloating and gas. I can't eat any without suffering.

Do you know which IP packets contain sugar alcohols? I checked the Ingredients PDF that Wuv had posted a while back, and I not see sugar alcohols listed at all. Are they called something else? Thanks!

Momto2cs
03-23-2012, 03:33 PM
The bars and the cookie and maybe some of the puffs that are sweet. It is listed as malitol, but on the nutritional information on my boxes it lists sugar alcohols separately. I think all the IP bars have some.

Andie0606
03-23-2012, 04:11 PM
The bars and the cookie and maybe some of the puffs that are sweet. It is listed as malitol, but on the nutritional information on my boxes it lists sugar alcohols separately. I think all the IP bars have some.

Oh, wow. That explains a lot! I wondered why I was feeling...um...gassy. Sugar alcohols always get me, and I have a bar for breakfast most days.

Sewmam
03-24-2012, 04:54 PM
That reminds me...I ran out of probiotics. Just ran out and got some more, as they do seem to help with the bloating. I started out great this morning and now I feel totally bloated and wiped.

SaraBean
03-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Watch the ingredients in the ip packets you eat. Some contain sugar alcohols, which are know to cause bloating and gas. I can't eat any without suffering.

I'm confused about sugar alcohols. if they are in the packets they would be listed in the ingredients I just looked at the ingredients in the boxes I have at home and don't see any listed....

Momto2cs
03-26-2012, 10:28 PM
Maybe you just don't have any with it. The puddings dont. But all the bars I looked at list malitol syrup.

SaraBean
03-26-2012, 10:43 PM
Maybe you just don't have any with it. The puddings dont. But all the bars I looked at list malitol syrup.

Thanks Momto2cs :)

Momto2cs
03-27-2012, 01:16 PM
For some reason the mushroom soup is doing the to me now too. I love it, but have switched to chicken for a bit! Maybe it's the mushrooms I add...