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Water Retention/Bloating..... TMI i know

natti_a

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S: 91.7kg C: 91.7kg G: 64kg BMI: 34.1 Loss: 0kg(0%)
#1
I've done SW before with good success, but this time - 10 days in - I am so bloated. Uncomfortably so. I have been having either egg on toast (HEXB) or cereal (HEXB) with frozen fruit for breakfast, salad/fruit salad for lunch and then a simple dinner (meat with veg). I've been eating 10-15 syns per day, bar one 'bad' day where I went out for afternoon tea.

I have seen on the search thread that a number of people do get bloating initially when starting SW. Its very frustrating as my clothes feel more uncomfortable than they did when I started this.

Is it that I'm eating too much fruit? My veg portions are either lunch or dinner, and in the fruit salad its 70% superfree, 30% free. I've also upped my water intake to try and help in the past 4 days but still no relief!

Any recommendations? :confused:
 
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S: 15st0lb C: 14st9.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st4.5lb(2.14%)
#2
I had this, and sorry if it's TMI but found it very difficult to 'go' for almost a week! Ended up taking a dulcolax to help get things moving. Not the ideal solution but worth thinking about if like me you've tried everything else and are still bloated!
 
S: 13st9lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st5lb(2.62%)
#3
Green tea really helps me with bloating, maybe try that? It's also good for weight loss too :)
 
S: 10st12.5lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st2lb BMI: 24 Loss: 0st3.5lb(2.3%)
#4
I remember this feeling well when I first started sw, I think its a case of making sure your fluids are up and try things like peppermint tea (or you can buy peppermint oil capsules in Holland & Barratt- simply take with food) to aid digestion.
Its often a pretty sharp shock to the system but things usually right themselves in a couple of weeks.
Could you try changing up your hexb? Maybe use it for nuts/olive oil or tinned soup? Or try different cereal/oats to see if that helps?
This said, if the problem persists I'd speak with a pharmacist- as someone with IBS, i know it can get pretty sore x
 

flashharry

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S: 19st1lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 5st9lb(29.59%)
#5
I drink quite a lot of peppermint tea which seems to do the trick. It's great for digestion.
 
S: 10st12.5lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st2lb BMI: 24 Loss: 0st3.5lb(2.3%)
#6
I drink quite a lot of peppermint tea which seems to do the trick. It's great for digestion.
Its like magic for me too.
I take the capsules with food if I'm eating a rich meal, which works a treat too.
I hear liquorice tea has the same effect but I think its vile lol x
 

flashharry

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S: 19st1lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 5st9lb(29.59%)
#7
eww I don't like the sound of liquorice tea lol :)
 

flashharry

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S: 19st1lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 5st9lb(29.59%)
#9
Yuk :spit:

I've heard green tea also helps with bloating and digestion but I haven't tried it
 
S: 13st9lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st5lb(2.62%)
#11
I love my green teas :)
 

natti_a

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S: 91.7kg C: 91.7kg G: 64kg BMI: 34.1 Loss: 0kg(0%)
#12
Thanks all!

Will drink up some peppermint tea I think, not the biggest green tea fan. :) Fingers crossed it works soon!
 

flashharry

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S: 19st1lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 5st9lb(29.59%)
#13
peppermint tea is lovely, I used to drink it even before SW.

Might have to try some green tea and spearmint now, thanks Rosiepops :)
 
S: 17st4.5lb C: 14st7lb G: 14st4lb BMI: 34.8 Loss: 2st11.5lb(16.29%)
#14
I drink peppermint tea every morning to try and help (with sweetner) x
 
S: 18st0lb C: 10st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 21.4 Loss: 7st9lb(42.46%)
#15
Since getting pregnant I've been drinking green tea.. I get bloated so easily after every meal now and get horrible heart burn and it really helps :) x
 
S: 17st9lb C: 17st0.1lb G: 12st2lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 0st9lb(3.62%)
#16
The lipton peppermint tea is great! its so tasty.
 


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