Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:12 AM
I have had gas constantly for several months now - I was diagnosed with IBS, but it seems like that just means "there's something wrong but we don't know what". I tried following the low FODMAP diet, but it didn't get rid of my symptoms. I started cutting down on more and more foods that could be fermentable, and I'm now eating just meat and fish - I must be missing a lot of nutrition, but that's how desperate I am. I have been eating rice for a few days too, but it still contains starch and I have exams so I want to minimise any chance of gas rumbling in my intestines during the silence. I have had less gas on this extremely limited diet but I'm not cured.
My question is: I've read that fatty foods like red meat make gas worse. From what I can tell, the reason for that is that they slow down digestion so there's more time for food to ferment. If I'm only eating protein - am I correct in saying that protein does not ferment and therefore shouldn't be able to produce gas, so slower digestion shouldn't matter? I.E. can I eat red meat and fat without it causing gas? Or is there some information I'm missing?