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Too much fruit???

I won’t go into too much detail, you probably know where this is going from the title alone 😳

I’ve just done a slimming world SP week, which involved more fruit and veg in the diet. I’ve now got feelings of bloating being blocked although still going to the toilet as normal, it feels as though I have trapped air above my pelvis on the left hand side. I’m guessing this is a result of a boost of fruit, but just wanted to see if anyone else has had something like this, before going to the GP incase it’s something a little more sinister. Thanks

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Try rubbing your abdomen to relieve the discomfort. Several times left to right at the top, & the around, then the opposite way for as long as you can be bothered.

Try adding a good probiotic, such as kefir, to your diet for better digestion, & avoid processed food. Good gut bacteria thrive on a high fibre diet.

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I eat quite a lot of fruit and veg and have not experienced what you describe. Presumably you have reduced your fruit/veg consumption since having the symptoms? I think usually if you have symptoms like that, that last more than 3 days, a visit to the GP is advisable. If you increased your intake of leafy green veg, that could be the culprit? Hope it gets resolved soon. Holly

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Hi Hidden,

How long have you been having the bloating? Please consult your doctor about the issue and ask for an appointment to be scheduled next week. Please let us know what you find out.

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I’ve not eaten any fruit today and the symptoms have greatly eased, I’m having another day off tomorrow although am going running in the morning so might eat a banana when I get home, I’ll update again tomorrow. It was pretty uncomfortable, enough to the point I told my wife... so now she’s keeping an eye on me too!!!

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I hope you feel better soon! Have you tested different types of fruit? Sometimes, some foods can cause different issues for different people. Wheat and gluten items cause horrible cramps for me personally.

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Gary Fettke is worth listening to. He's a practicing orthopaedic surgeon from Australia. He maintains you can get the same if not more of the same nutritional value of fruit from leafy green veg. Green veg does not contain inflammatory fructose (sugars). I eat a couple of pieces of fruit a week, because I can and because I like the taste of what I choose (Russet is my favourite, but ONLY when it's fresh and not held in storage for months when it turns powdery. It seems to make sense that reducing sugars and carbs will improve recovery rates from any exercise or injuries which are inflamed. Why do we introduce inflammatory foods in the quantities we do?

There's some really good visuals in this video

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Yes. Actually, if your body is not used it there may be an increase in going to the restroom. You need to make sure you are drinking plenty of water. For males is usually about a gallon and a half a day.

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