Getting bloated on healthy food?

Discussion in 'Healthy Eating Forum' started by mrbloat, 18 March 2011 Social URL.

  1. mrbloat

    mrbloat Banned

    Hey guys,

    I'm just wondering if anyone has some advice for me. I've been on a diet for approx 2 weeks now. I've cut out junk food and fatty foods but because I have a huge stomach that growls most of the day I end up filling myself up with fruit and vegetables. Is this going to prevent me from losing weight? I know it's healthier than being full of fatty food but I also heard that you have to have strict portion control.
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  3. Aline

    Aline Gold Member

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    Do you count calories? That's the best way to know if you're eating to much or not;)

    Plus, make sure you drink plenty of water, that helps to get rid of bloating :)
  4. Faustina

    Faustina wants a dancer's body.

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    Just eating good food and watching the calories.
    Too much fruit isn't great, I'd stick to 3 fruit and 5 veg a day, try two different types of legumes (buy 2 tins of mixed beans in water from a health food shop, throw in with pasta and pesto, they'll do you a week). No need to be afraid of good fats.

    Don't forget a handful of mixed nuts a day, some real yoghurt and use good oils too. Use spices and herbs as well, forget about flora etc, use real butter, more natural. Buy a good cookbook (Mary Berry, a diabetic one, low GI, a fish cookbook, an Indian one to use lentils etc) and do a new recipe each week.

    This should be a time of discovery for you, there is so much good food out there to eat, we just have to learn. I saw Jamie Oliver using elderflower oil on a huge bowl of berries to sweeten them, I may try that this summer. If you can, head off to the library and find decent cookbooks or some on nutrition, you'll not know yourself by July. Good luck! :D
    Last edited: 19 March 2011
  5. HappyEm

    HappyEm Full Member

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    Hey Faustina,
    I just wanted to say that was a really good post!. I'm going to check out that elderflower idea...yummy.
  6. AuntyPasty

    AuntyPasty Full Member

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    ooooo I'm off to find the elderflower oil too or did you mean cordial (which is yum) either way sounds great, thanks x
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