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Old 05-20-16, 08:27 AM
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Since no one else has mentioned it, if all else fails, try completely eliminating dairy from your diet for a couple of weeks. Lactose intolerance can strike at any point past childhood.

That said, I don't disagree with most of what has been said above. Some people do have trouble adjusting to big increases in the quantity of dietary fiber, or it could be one specific food or too much of one type of fiber.

By the way, I'm vegetarian and eat lots of fiber, and haven't found it to be an issue for me. But lactose intolerance really screwed me up until I figured it out.
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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
My goal is to not go totally vegetarian at this time, but limit my meat intake a bit, at least for now. I can see myself eating only fish and eggs instead of red meat and poultry in the future. But the gas and bloating have to stop!
A lot of suggestions, but maybe over thinking it. Could be as simple as one thing you are eating. More milk products might help (you need lactose to keep the acidophilus alive). Suspects from just food you have listed: bananas, eggs, poultry, and soy protein. Fiber gets unfairly blamed for everything. Sure elephants fart a lot, but there's a big difference between raw tree tops and a few slices of whole grain bread.
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