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    Stomach Bloating

    Hey guys, started my first cycle last week, it's pretty much what Austinite recommended to the last detail, nothing added. 500mg Test E 2x week, 250iu's hCG 2x week and 0.25mg A-dex EOD. So my first week in is pretty decent, noticed some strength gains, diet is pretty clean, wholeweat pasta, beef, potatoes and chicken, sardines, eggs. Cheat mealing once a week. The only thing is, some days, I have stomach bloating. I don't feel hungry and cant force myself to eat which I feel might hinder my gains in the long run. Is there anyone else who suffered from this or am I eating something causing the bloat? Someone said flat lemonade is the cure but that didn't work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Has to be diet related

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    How many carbs and protein are you eating in a day?

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    My diet consists of this:
    Meal 1: 4 eggs, 1 can sardines, 2 toasted whole wheat bread slices, 1tsp butter
    Meal 2 (intra workout): 2 scoops pharma whey protein shake with raw oats, 500 ml milk
    Meal 3 (post workout): 125g chicken, 200g potatoes
    Meal 4: 150g beef, 150g wholewheat pasta
    Meal 5: 150g beef, 150g wholewheat pasta
    Meal 6: 1 scoop optimum nutrition serious mass with either, 2 scoops ice cream, 2 tbsp peanut butter or 1 tbsp honey, 800ml milk

    This equates to around 4000kcal, 300g carbs, 200g protein. The bloat comes around Meal 3. I can hardly get through meal 4 sometimes and sometimes, even, skip it. I work nights in a casino so I don't exactly live what you would call a 'normal' lifestyle but I try to make do. As you can see, I leave the heaviest meal till last so i can get actual food in me before I start depending too much on the mass gainer.

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    Fiber? That may help

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    That is a lot of carbs for my body but I am super sensitive to carbs. I would lower carbs a little and raise the protein some. Add some digestive enzymes and eliminate carbs before bed. Then adjust from there. I would also get rid of that "crap" gainer and replace it with a whole food meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp859 View Post
    That is a lot of carbs for my body but I am super sensitive to carbs. I would lower carbs a little and raise the protein some. Add some digestive enzymes and eliminate carbs before bed. Then adjust from there. I would also get rid of that "crap" gainer and replace it with a whole food meal.
    This will help, I time my carbs morning pre and post workout. Then during the day munch on small amounts of fruit with meals. Dropped carbs to around 225 and look a lot less puffy and eliminated any high GI carbs as well and eat hefty servings of greens with my last two meals instead of carbs. I eat about 375-400 grams of tein a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by th4k1ng
    My diet consists of this: Meal 1: 4 eggs, 1 can sardines, 2 toasted whole wheat bread slices, 1tsp butter Meal 2 (intra workout): 2 scoops pharma whey protein shake with raw oats, 500 ml milk Meal 3 (post workout): 125g chicken, 200g potatoes Meal 4: 150g beef, 150g wholewheat pasta Meal 5: 150g beef, 150g wholewheat pasta Meal 6: 1 scoop optimum nutrition serious mass with either, 2 scoops ice cream, 2 tbsp peanut butter or 1 tbsp honey, 800ml milk This equates to around 4000kcal, 300g carbs, 200g protein. The bloat comes around Meal 3. I can hardly get through meal 4 sometimes and sometimes, even, skip it. I work nights in a casino so I don't exactly live what you would call a 'normal' lifestyle but I try to make do. As you can see, I leave the heaviest meal till last so i can get actual food in me before I start depending too much on the mass gainer.
    What type of milk, milk when I was younger made me bloat like no tomorrow

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    Last time I was bulking, I had the same issue and found that limiting my carbs to the first half of the day made a big difference. Also add a salad to your diet. All the above advice is good, but its best not too change too much at once or you won't know what helped. I'd start with lowering carbs and raising greens and see how you feel in a few days.

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    Semi Skimmed. I don't think its the milk. My little brother said protein powders bloat him, so that might be the case. I will reduce the carbs and add a salad as Meal 3. Thanks for the advice.

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    add probiotics and digestive enzymes
    the whey powder may be giving you some issues. try losing the protein powder and subbing with something else and see what happens
    add psyllium husk fiber

    if you decide to add a salad, just remember most salads are nutritionally poor. it's the lettuce as the main ingredient, mate. instead, try with spinach or kale. THEN you will be eating a proper salad. Just don't fool yourself into thinking a lettuce salad will be a positive influence for you. Reality is it is mostly neutral. But better than a kick in the nuts I suppose

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    I have this problem when I don't get enough fiber. It's already but stated but add in some dark green veggies.

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