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is oatmeal bloating?


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I eat a lot of oatmeal.  In my protein pancakes and as a cereal mixed with peanut butter and yogurt.

While I account for these in my calorie counts, I am curious about something else.

I am noticing, though, I am constantly bloated.  Could this be from the oatmeal?

Does oatmeal kind of bulk up in the system and get 'larger'?

If anyone knows, please, please, answer this request OK?

thanks

 

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I've been eating 1-2 packets of oatmeal a day and I've been noticing the same thing.  The good part is that it keeps me full..but the bad side is that I also feel constantly bloated to the point where I feel nauseuos if I eat more than a handful of anything less than 4 hours later.

oatmeal is one of those fiberous foods that do cause bloating.. sadly. It has something to do with gas, like what happens with beans or broccoli. Try switching it up with other whole grain cereals. I've heard that barley can be prepared the same way as oatmeal (with brown sugar, milk etc.) and tastes similar. and try adding nuts or seeds to your yogurt mixture for the extra crunch and fiber.

Hi!

Is the instant kind? Then... YES!

If you have other bloating issues, Look up "Celiac"

Switch over to the slow cooked Oats :-) they're better for you anyway, because there isn't as much processed junk, etc...

Otherwise, it shouldn't be bloating you :)

I hope this helps!

thanks to all of your replies.

 

I will be going off oatmeal for around 3-5 days and see the difference.  If I  have to cut it out completely I will, or at the very least cut back drastically.

thanks 

I have to take Beano for quite awhile before I stop having gaseous issues with oatmeal --and I only use old fashioned whole oats. They're wonderful for you though, don't give them up!

If you eat a lot of high-fibre foods like whole rolled or steel cut oatmeal drink plenty of water to help digestion and minimise the risk of bloating.  If the oatmeal is the fine, powdery sort in instant oats it can affect the digestion the same as other refined carbs.....
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I would like to know your story- do you find a substitute for oat meal?

I eat oat-meal, mainly trying to help bowel movement. However bloating really hurts me to the point often I lose appetite and lose some weight.

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

Original Post by longshuang:

I would like to know your story- do you find a substitute for oat meal?

I eat oat-meal, mainly trying to help bowel movement. However bloating really hurts me to the point often I lose appetite and lose some weight.

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

hi sometimes the bloating can be caused by a possible intolerance to gluten, i don't know about in the states but you can get a rice based oatmeal in tescos, however compared to the oat containing brand that i grew up with and love (flahavans-irish) it tastes horrible!!

I had been eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast every morning at work, so that's 5 days a week and then eating toast or something when I was home on the weekends for breakfast.


But for the last two weeks or so I've eaten oatmeal every day for breakfast, and not to be gross but...things seem kind of stopped up.

Oatmeal is one of my favorite though. I probably need to cut back, but it's one of the few really healthy things that I love.

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