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I feel SO bloated after eating dinner! UGH!


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I hate feeling bloated.  For dinner we went to Pick Up Stix.  This is what I had:

1 egg roll (110 calories per egg roll according to Pick Up Stix's official nutrition information on their website)

Sweet & Sour Sauce (45 calories according to their nutrition info as well)

Steamed broccoli and tofu with no sauce (probably 1/4 block of tofu with about 2-3 cups of broccoli)

Soy sauce (In total, I probably ate maybe 1 teaspoon of it.. if that.  Not very much)

I dipped the tofu into the sweet & sour sauce and sprinkled a teeeeeny tiny bit of soy sauce on top of my broccoli.

Oh, and I ate a 22 calorie fortune cookie.

I consider this a VERY healthy dinner, around 300 calories in total!  What's up with this?  Why am I soooo bloated?  Why do I feel guilty?!  I NEVER feel guilty!  I love food.. weird stuff here!

For those of you who don't know my stats, I'm 21, 5'7, female, SW 296 and CW 260.. and goal weight around 200 or so, maybe 190.. maybe 205.. who knows!

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Sure you didnt gobble down that roasted piglet too...

Original Post by klmeer:

Sure you didnt gobble down that roasted piglet too...

Roasted piglet?  I'm a strict vegetarian, thank you very much Innocent

You, on the other hand.. are mean.

Original Post by klmeer:

Sure you didnt gobble down that roasted piglet too...

 KLMEER-youre a bitch, i mean REALLY?????

It could totally be because your meal was very salty! I hope you're chugging water! Just relax, drink some water and chamomile tea and get to sleep. You'll feel better by tomorrow afternoon!

I hope it was at least delicious! :)

It was the brocoli my dear. It is VERY filling and also causes people to bloat! And you had 2-3 cups, very healthy for you! But that's where it is coming from so don't worry. Just a bad side effect from a healthy food. And ignore klmeer. That was uncalled for. You had a really good dinner pat yourself on the back!

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Wow .How sensitive are you ?I though i was dealing with adults here!Anyway Im sure the bloated feeling has gone by now as has the guilt feeling.

I would suggest trying to develop some sense of humour and not taking things too seriously .I mean really !!!

Thanks everyone!  I seem to think that I know what I'm doing, but sometimes it really helps to get a little reassurance!  It is well appreciated Laughing

When food is really tasty, even when it's a healthy, low calorie meal, I feel super guilty!  I guess it's just because I have the whole "I'm supposed to be on a diet" mentality.  Possibly because growing up, my mother made me do Jenny Craig (okay- the food isn't awful.. there were a few yummy things) and Nutrisystem (EVERYTHING was awful..haha!), and stuff like that.. so I'm used to not really looking forward to a meal.  Now I really look forward to those healthy meals, almost the same way that I'd look forward to a box of Krispy Kreme donuts!  But in a less obsessive way, I suppose.  Now I just look forward to being healthy!

And klmeer, it's okay to be sarcastic, but put a wink in the post!  Just be nice.  We're all here for the same reasons, fighting the same battles.. so let's win it together!

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I would guess you are an America.Maybe it would help if you didnt look forward ..as you put it..to a meal so much.The purpose of eating is to keep the body alive and healthy ,not for some orgasmic sensory experience.Keep this in mind so that when you are hungry you eat to stop the hunger pains and not for pleasure.Eating for pleasure will naturally cause a guilt trip so cut it out for your own benefit.

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I would guess you are an America.Maybe it would help if you didnt look forward ..as you put it..to a meal so much.The purpose of eating is to keep the body alive and healthy ,not for some orgasmic sensory experience.Keep this in mind so that when you are hungry you eat to stop the hunger pains and not for pleasure.Eating for pleasure will naturally cause a guilt trip so cut it out for your own benefit.

Oh my, someone else who is not American! I'm the same way. I may eat food once in a while which I really love, like sushi, to cause me pleasure, but otherwise I'm used to eating what is put in front of me. Growing up I had no say in it, so now it's easy for me. I just mentally decide what is healthy and just eat it, even if I generally don't really like it. It's good to see that I'm not the only one with this attitude.

About the bloating. Vegetables really bloat me up. I think I may have a bit of a problem with digesting them and that is why. What I recommend is that if you feel being bloated often after eating, then you do an investigation. What did you eat when you felt bloated? What did you eat when you didn't? A lot of people have digestive problems with certain foods, but since they never actually pay attention and just generally take something to help them digest, they leave the problem unsolved. Like I noticed that I'm lactose-intollerant when I was bloated after having something with milk in it. So if you feel like this often and it's uncomfortably bad, then conduct an investigation and eventually cut out the foods you have a problem with.

Weird.  I had some Chinese food last night and was healthful and diligent as well, but still had the bloat on.  I'm thinking it was the soy - tofu is heavily processed.  Also, what was the MSG total in the food?  Again, preservatives take a toll on your digestive system.

Original Post by meghan_cameron:

Weird.  I had some Chinese food last night and was healthful and diligent as well, but still had the bloat on.  I'm thinking it was the soy - tofu is heavily processed.  Also, what was the MSG total in the food?  Again, preservatives take a toll on your digestive system.

That's a good point- I'm not sure about the MSG.  I mean, I think that the tofu and broccoli was pretty much just bare tofu and broccoli, steamed, and I dipped it in a little sauce.. so maybe the sauce had something in it or the veggie egg roll.

Anywho, I feel better today.. and I lost yesterday!  I am a daily weigher just to watch my water retention since I'm a sodium addict.

Soy sometimes tends to make me feel bloated. Perhaps you have a sensitivity? Since you say you're a vegetarian, you probably consume tofu on a regular basis.

I do definitely eat tofu and other soy products on a regular basis. I'm not sure that I have a sensitivity, though I may.. I don't really notice feeling bloated after eating tofu most of the time.  But it's something to look into!  Thank you!

Original Post by katesorad:

I do definitely eat tofu and other soy products on a regular basis. I'm not sure that I have a sensitivity, though I may.. I don't really notice feeling bloated after eating tofu most of the time.  But it's something to look into!  Thank you!

 I noticed it more when I eat products containing soy protein isolates and when I drink soy milk (and tofu, to a lesser extent). I can still eat whole soy (edamame, tempeh) without any negative consequences.

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RE the bloating.Eat  plenty of beans and cabbage and the gas caused will soon dissolve  the bloated feeling.

Original Post by klmeer:

RE the bloating.Eat  plenty of beans and cabbage and the gas caused will soon dissolve  the bloated feeling.

 Klmeer, your post makes no sense.    Gas causes bloating, it doesn't "dissolve" it.

Katesorad, a couple of things:   1.  Tofu (soy) is a BEAN.  Beans are healthy but yes, beans cause gas.   2.  Broccoli is also a major gas-producer.  3.  In your egg roll I'm guessing there were cooked onions and/or cabbage.   Two more major bloaters.

Alsoo, Chinese food can be high in salt, which would cause another kind of bloating - water retention - but that would probably only show up the next day.  If you're bloated right after a meal, it's gas.    I have a lot of problems with painful gas and bloating so I do not eat either broccoli or soy or onions or cabbage.   Just not worth the pain.    You might want to take some Beano next time you have these foods to see if that helps.    Fennel tea after a meal can also help.

 

 

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