The bloat is real....

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by Soontobelovely, Dec 10, 2017.

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    Soontobelovely

    Soontobelovely Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Reaching my 2nd sugervesary and experiencing the normal gain back (LW: 152 CW: 165) and I am okay with that but it appears that the majority of my weight is in my stomach!!! It is ridiculous that my body weight is on point but the weight or bloat in my stomach makes my appearance unappealing....I drink no less than 60oz liquids daily so am I retaining water? Is it a food allergy like gluten? Is it the artificial sweeteners that I use? I am baffled that I am finally at a good weight but still not happy because of my big butt stomach!!!
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Look at your normal size relatives. Where do they carry their weight? I’ve always and will forever carry my weight in my torso. Even at my smallest/fittest adult weight pre-DS spring of 1982, I weighed 147. My hips were a 30, my waist was a 29. Normal female adult difference between waist and hips is suppose to be at least 10 inches. So with a hip size of 30, my waist SHOULD have been a 20, NOT a 29.

    I’m built like a whiskey barrel on toothpicks. Smaller whiskey barrel but still a whiskey barrel.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

    Spiky Bugger Well-Known Member

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    Go a week w/out artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols (things tbat end in -itol) in particular. Ghen see how you are doing.

    I tested for what kind of gasses I'm producing. That might be a later step.
     
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    Soontobelovely

    Soontobelovely Well-Known Member

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    Will do definitely because I believe the artificial sweeteners might be the culprit
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    My middle always looks bloated but seldom is unless I eat things that my gut doesn’t really care for, even if my brain and mouth do.
     
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    Soontobelovely

    Soontobelovely Well-Known Member

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    Can't really say hat other family members have this issue and I think it is unique to my diet. Just can't figure it out though.
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Well some of us are apples, some are pears. My daughter, thankfully, is a pear. Most men are apples. Unfortunately I am an apple.
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    Maybe see if you can get an 24 hour urinary free cortisol test and check your cortisol production???
     
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    Soontobelovely

    Soontobelovely Well-Known Member

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    That's a thought.
    Thanks!
     
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    Soontobelovely

    Soontobelovely Well-Known Member

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    How do I get a free one tho?
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    No idea there!
     
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    Settledownnow

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    Are you sure this is bloat and not a hernia or something else? Bloat will come and go depending on what you eat. If you d/c carbs are artificial sweeteners does your bloat decrease or stay the same? You might want to get your stomach checked out to be sure there is not something more going on.
     

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