Stomach Woes When Starting a Clean Eating Diet?

Most of us, myself included, go a little overboard during the holidays and indulge a bit too much. I had my fair share of cookies and sweet drinks, and if you are like me, you did too.

Now that I’m back to eating a bit better, my stomach has been acting a bit troublesome. I’ve been fitting in more oatmeal, nuts, fruits and veggies (raw and roasted), and have been working on cutting out the sugar once again. We basically focus on a clean eating diet, but during the holidays, my family and I were a little too relaxed about it. 

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What to do when clean eating gives you an upset stomach

With all of the changes back toward clean eating, my stomach has been rumbling. Even my kids have been complaining of a ‘hurt stomach’. I seriously forgot what it is like to wean yourself off all of this junk food because I haven’t had to do it in so long…what was I thinking?!

Since my whole family has been having stomach troubles we made sure to have some Pepto-Bismol in the house. When heading to the grocery store for our weekly run to get fresh veggies and fruit, Pepto was high on the list of items to add to our cart. Pepto-Bismol is great because it has 5 symptom relief; heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea. Plus this stuff has been around forever so I feel more confident that it is going to work and it is safe to use. 


Clean Eating Survival Guide offers 7 Ways to Beat Belly Bloat, and they are all great tips, like avoiding sugar-free desserts (i.e. artificial sugar is added), opt for nut milk, drink peppermint, fennel, or dandelion tea, and more. While the bloating and upset stomach from the increased fiber in my diet should subside after a week or two, in the meantime I’m sticking with my Pepto. 

If you have your own stomach troubles, pick up some #pinkrelief!



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Jesica H

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One thought on “Stomach Woes When Starting a Clean Eating Diet?

  • February 16, 2016 at 7:07 pm
    Hey Jesica, I too went over board over the Christmas period. And sugar is the worst to detox from. I go back to my fruit, veg, nuts and oatmeal. I never really considered taking anything over this period which can be uncomfortable. I normally just see it through. What a good idea. Thanks. Rachel Reply

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