High protein diet problem.....

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    I've been on high protein diet during this weight-gain phase, and I notice I become quite "gassy" from my behind. What's worse, it smells like some thing died, for weeks...

    Anyone has this problem at all? How do you deal with this? Especially in public..


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    Mar 03, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Anyone that says they've not had the protien fart problem is lying through their teeth...

    You smell it all the time when someone rips one at a bar or on the dance floor. And the minute the scent hits your nose you feel like you're about to pass out.. Either that or your eyebrows are about to melt off.. either way it's not pleasant.

    So, no you're not the only one that's had that problem.
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    Oh yeah. Its a drawback of eating a lot of protein. Protein farts are the worst! I wish I could tell you how to avoid this problem...
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Pro-biotic tabs might help and getting decent fiber (variety of veggies and fruits) throughout the day to help move things along in your guts? A couple heaping tablespoons of psyllium (or other no cal. fiber) in water each morning will make sure you hit the out house every day.
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    Mar 03, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    ddt8665 saidI've been on high protein diet during this weight-gain phase, and I notice I become quite "gassy" from my behind. What's worse, it smells like some thing died, for weeks...

    Anyone has this problem at all? How do you deal with this? Especially in public..


    Reduce the amount of protein?
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    Mar 03, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    I've been on high protein diet during this weight-gain phase, and I notice I become quite "gassy" from my behind. What's worse, it smells like some thing died, for weeks...

    #1 Remedy is JUST LET IT RIPPPP!!! icon_lol.gif
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Mar 03, 2011 7:39 AM GMT

    1. Reduce your protein intake.

    2. Eat a good amount of vegetables.

    3. Use bromelain.
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    Mar 03, 2011 10:59 AM GMT
    You're eating dead flesh... what did you think it would smell like??? Spring daisies and cinnamon?
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    Remember the old Reallllllly nasty Creatine powder that was white and no matter what you mixed it with it tasted like ground up aspirin? That gas could kill a horse.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    You may have a food sensitivity and need to change the source of protein. Or you may be sensitive to something like Creatine which you might have started taking excessive amounts of. It could also be an additive in your whey protein supplement that is causing trouble. Consider avoiding the following to see if it goes away:
    -eggs
    -dairy
    -soy
    -creatine
    -artificial colours and sweeteners (nearly all sweeteners in sports drinks are processed crap that do not digest)
    -if you stick with Whey protein, choose an unsweetened or stevia-sweetened, formula with no artificial ingredients. Go for isolate rather than a blend. Or switch to brown rice protein powder.
    -give up legumes or supplement with beano when eating legumes. it works really well.
    -grain sensitivities are common too (have you increased these as well recently?)

    Anyhow, think about all the ways in which your diet has changed since you got gassy, and through elimination figure out what might be causing it.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    ha ha ha ha ha i am sorry to laugh at you but your post is funny. anyhow, here is how you measure how much protein you need. take your body weight and multiply it by 1.5 or 2 and that will tell you how much protein you will need. if you are not a serious lifter you do not need 50grams of protein. i would need a little more from you to discuss anything further. but i think the main problem is that you are taking in too much protein in one setting
  • vintovka

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    As some other posters have pointed out you can get protein from sources other than dead animals (assuming that's the problem). Quinoa is really easy to make, a good source of protein, etc. Also there's the old standby--peanut butter.

    Alot of people and supplements rely on soy protein, but I've heard this is not optimal for men because it impacts estrogen production (but I have not see/do not know the science behind it.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:47 PM GMT
    Is your gas from actual meat, or whey protein? Most whey protein is garbage, I used to have the same problem when I started consuming it. Through trial and error (and gas), I discovered Optimum Nutrition whey, which is in my opinion the best quality, the cheapest, and no death farts. Haha.

    You might also want to reduce your fiber intake.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Beano and enemas.

    Quick and easy.

    REALLY!

    And yes, I do that at times. icon_smile.gif
  • Vaughn

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Fish oil. Then you have fishy breath.
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Kev1962 saidPro-biotic tabs might help and getting decent fiber (variety of veggies and fruits) throughout the day to help move things along in your guts? A couple heaping tablespoons of psyllium (or other no cal. fiber) in water each morning will make sure you hit the out house every day.


    If you use psyllium husk fiber...take a TEASPOON or 2, not tablespoons...that would clean you out in a few hours BIG TIME.

    If it's gassy from meats vs supplements, try eating some Greek yogurt or kefir at the end of a meal. Works wonders.
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    RoccoGiovanni saidYou're eating dead flesh... what did you think it would smell like??? Spring daisies and cinnamon?


    mmmmmmmm cinnamon icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but eating more protien should not let you off in the fiber department. I you can measure protein grams, you can also measure fiber grams--at least 25 grams per day. And be sure you drink lots of water.
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    Mar 03, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    Go outside or to a bathroom. The latter is supposed to smell like either lemons or that something had been decomposing in there for weeks.

    Problem solved.
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    Mar 03, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    Woa, I wanna thank all of you for replying and they all are very helpful. Here are some more information and I hope it clears our somethings.

    I just started to work out seriously about Jan 2011. My weight was 130lbs ~17% fat. It is now 140lbs ~19% fat. So I must have gained about 4lbs a month on this diet, which is great. I can always worry about fat percentage later.

    With that said, my diet has LOT of protein, approximately about 220-260g of protein every day on my 2200-3000 calories diet (depending if I work out that day or not). So, that's my foreground story. Since gaining weight is my goal (~150lbs), lower protein intake isn't an option for now.

    Here is my quick daily diet summary so far.

    - Breakfast: Whole milk x 1.5cup, Regular Cheerios Cereal x 2.5cup, Banana x1

    - Breakfast Snack: Chobani Greek (Blackberries) Yogurt x1 or x2;

    - Lunch: Regular Asian Rice x1cup, Any meaty stuff my mom cooks for the day x~6oz.

    - Lunch Snack (Post-workout): I make my protein shake with whole milk (1.5cup), GNC Amplified Wheybolic Protein 60 (1scoop-about 20g protein), Egg Whites Raw (3/4 cup), banana (1), Blueberries (1/2 cup), and a teaspoon of Olive oil, mixing them all up

    - Dinner: like lunch

    - Dinner Snack: like lunch snack OR breakfast snack

    Hope this helps. Any advice is appreciated in advance! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 03, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    Yahhhhhhh...that happens...lol
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    Mar 03, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    ddt8665 saidI've been on high protein diet during this weight-gain phase, and I notice I become quite "gassy" from my behind. What's worse, it smells like some thing died, for weeks...

    Anyone has this problem at all? How do you deal with this? Especially in public..




    Try drinking 1 oz of water per gram of protein. That will help your body more efficiently absorb protein.
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    Mar 03, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    Google says peppermint tea and maybe chamomille.
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    Mar 03, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    pre_mortem saidGoogle says peppermint tea and maybe chamomille.
    I use both. Yes, they work.
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    Mar 03, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    pre_mortem saidGoogle says peppermint tea and maybe chamomille.
    I use both. Yes, they work.


    Settled by AUTHORITY. Next question.

    EDIT: Did I just call Paul an authority on flatulence? Sorry!