Runnergirl Training: Stop Upset Stomach After Running

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stop Upset Stomach After Running

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What causes runner’s diarrhea? There really are a variety of contributing factors or undying problems to it. Let’s look at a few main causes & what can be done to prevent it from occurring.

Frequent Causes:

Pre-run/race anxiety
The decline of blood to the intestines when exercising
Recent food or fluid intake
Emotional state (depressed, etc)
Physical jostling of body while running

Easy Fixes:

Limit or avoid high fiber & high gas foods (salads, beans, wheat, fruit)
Avoid high fat foods
Avoid dairy
Avoid sugar, sweeteners & sugar alcohols
Loose clothing around waist

Again, there are a variety of contributing causes for runner’s diarrhea. Hopefully the above-mentioned fixes will help.

Here are my previous posts about IBS and the low FODMAP diet to help IBS symptoms.


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