Before you begin to exclude foods from your diet, it’s best to work out what the underlying cause of the symptoms might be. If this is something that has only started happening recently, it would be a good idea to go see your GP for a check-up. For some people, eating certain foods can cause them to feel bloated. This can be the case with people with irritable bowel syndrome, for example.. Perhaps you’re simply eating more food than you need to at meal times? If so, try eating a little slower, with breaks in between mouthfuls, to allow time for your body to register fullness. Instead of always serving the same portion size, try to match the amount you serve to how hungry you feel. If your GP does think there may be a medical reason for your symptoms, making an appointment with a dietitian will help you work how to eliminate problem foods while also maintaining as varied and nutritious a diet as possible.
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