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Too much protein make you gassy?

I just started the south beach diet and lately I am very gassy. Could this be caused by all the protein in the diet?

Tue. Jan 30, 7:39pm

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Are you eating more vegetables? That would make you more gassy - especially peppers and broccoli.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 10:40 PM

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why hasn't anyone else responded to this Q? (I'm not the OP ... just a curious bystander)

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 8:10 PM

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Op here, no I have not started eating peppers or more brocolli. Is there anything else in South Beach diet foods that can make you real gassy?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:12 PM

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I know that beans and dairy products (except yogurt) are the primary offenders for most people. Are you eating more beans or dairy?

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 11:27 AM

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I'm not on the South Beach diet, so I don't know what you are or aren't eating but I have been noticing lots more gassiness when I eat certain foods.

One thing is the protein bar (not a SB product) I ate today warns that the sugar alcohols in the bar can cause "gastrointestinal discomfort". I think that's their term for gas!

Also, any protein bar / raw carrots / apples combination in too short of a time also seems to cause problems.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 1:43 PM

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