what is making me fart uncontrollably???

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by BlahBlahYouToo, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. BlahBlahYouToo

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,062
    Likes Received:
    0
    those of you on protein shakes, are you passing gas like it's going out of style??
     
  2. presidentender

    presidentender Golden Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's why I stopped.
     
  3. MegaVovaN

    MegaVovaN Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    4,131
    Likes Received:
    0
    could be fiber
     
  4. SociallyChallenged

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    10,487
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't really have that problem, but some people do.
     
  5. brikis98

    brikis98 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,254
    Likes Received:
    0
    it varies based on the person, your diet (eating more fiber lately?) but also the particular protein shake. I used to drink some kind of cheap Met-Rx stuff which would make me fart up a storm. I've heard similar about other shakes that include low quality whey protein. Now I'm drinking Syntrax Nectar (Chocolate Truffle flavor), which is supposed to be 100% high quality whey protein isolate. Dissolves easy, no unusual gas, virtually no calories or fat, and tastes absolutely fantastic. If only it was a bit cheaper... I guess you can't have it all :)
     
  6. HamSupLo

    HamSupLo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    4,021
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah I get totally bloated.
     
  7. scootermaster

    scootermaster Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not that you'll listen to this advice, but....

    That's your body's way of telling you you're taking too much protein. Back off a bit (one, one and a half scoops instead of a two, etc) and you'll likely be fine.
     
  8. PiMpY

    PiMpY Senior member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess I'm the only one entertained by them. I always thought it was too much fiber, but protein?
     
  9. irishScott

    irishScott Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    21,570
    Likes Received:
    1
    For fiber, drink water. Lots of water. As in a full glass. That'll kill the gas (washes away the bacteria that produce it). Can't speak for protein.
     
  10. brownzilla786

    brownzilla786 Senior member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    yea...and they are not pleasant
     
  11. nervegrind3r

    nervegrind3r Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Messages:
    15,988
    Likes Received:
    0
    hah, for me, its when I use milk in my protein shake. I easily take in 40-50g of fiber a day, and am very regular (pooping wise), but once I drop some milk in, its over. Also, milk tends to affect me like that more so in morning, if its my first or second meal of the day; nights are no problems if I put them in protein shake. Other than milk, onions kick my ass, but I love them too much to stop eating them, although I dont put them in my shake :p
     
  12. LittleNemoNES

    LittleNemoNES Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    this topic makes me lol

    fiber will make you toot if you don't drink enough water.
    It means your stool is not 'slick' enough to follow 'through' because you didn't drink enough water.
     
  13. conorvansmack

    conorvansmack Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    I originally thought that it was the fish oil that I take, but I know my water intake has dropped in the last week. I didn't have any more gas than usual when I started the protein shake (Optimum Nut. 100%), but there might have been an increase when I started fish oil supplements.

    I'll drink more water. Maybe my wife will tolerate my presence again.:shocked::eek:
     
  14. wheresmybacon

    wheresmybacon Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,902
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm alright with shakes, but Kashi Go Lean Crunch should come with a roll of toilet paper.
     
  15. LittleNemoNES

    LittleNemoNES Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    :laugh: funny and true!
     
  16. Megatomic

    Megatomic Lifer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2000
    Messages:
    20,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    yep, all the different protein shakes I've tried have given me bad gas. and the kashi go lean crunch cereal doesn't help.
     
  17. Megatomic

    Megatomic Lifer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2000
    Messages:
    20,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol, lots of kashi eaters here I see. their TV dinner style entrees are good too.
     
  18. Atty

    Atty Golden Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have a lot of citrus in your diet? If I drink a lot of Orange Juice throughout the day or even just for break fast, I notice I'm very flatulent, lol.
     
  19. CKent

    CKent Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    9,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm convinced Kashi and Charmin are owned by the same parent conglomerate. Probably Gas-X too.
     
  20. scootermaster

    scootermaster Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    You guys are retarded. First off...I eat Kashi Ho lean stuff evrey day. or grape nuts. or the crucnch stuff. ad i d ojt't fart. It sprolly all yours proten sjakes yhst you tske to try and gte sll big.

    also, im drnk
     
  21. Megatomic

    Megatomic Lifer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2000
    Messages:
    20,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't do protein shakes anymore scootermaster. I have gas when I'm eating Kashi, and I don't when I'm not. It's the cereal. :eek:
     
  22. cthulhu

    cthulhu Golden Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, that is so true. Protein shakes don't bother me even though I'm lactose intolerant. However, if I eat 1 to 1 1/2 cups of kashi go lean crunch I'll light up a room.:eek: