Vegans look so happy, so healthy, and so content in photos.
But even those of us who refuse to eat anything with a face have our dirty little secrets.
What is so rotten about vegan eating?
OK, so not veganism, but the gas you get from all those healthy veggies and beans does! At least, it affects me that way.
So I eat my healthy breakfast and healthy lunch, then come 2pm I feel that familiar rumbling. Oh man! Not again!
And let me tell you that in the 15-story building I work there is NO place a person can go to just let off a little steam! Hell, we can’t even take a poop in privacy. I sometimes walk in the multi-stall restroom and immediately hear a flush but see no movement. That’s the sign somebody’s busy and isn’t quite done, but is too embarrassed to continue in my presence. So I either leave and go to another floor to use the restroom or hurry up and do what I’ve come to do.
Sometimes in the evening I get some intense gas, which leads to some intense farting. I don’t mind it then. I like to fart. Not in a sexual, eproctophilia-kinda way (yes, there are people who get off on smelling other folks’ farts). But after the build-up, the release can feel mighty satisfying.
So what works for you to relieve the gas? Are you an au naturale person who simply lets it rip, or do take something to relieve the pressure? And don’t tell me probiotics, because they give me gas even worse! Ugh!
And as an aside to you employers who keep harping on your employees to get healthier so your insurance costs will not keep going up: Give your folks a place to poop in private! You wouldn’t believe the stress that is causing your employees!
28 thoughts on “Vegans Have a Stinky Secret!”
Haha this post cracked me up! I think we have all been there whether we want to admit it or not. Have you ever tried digestive enzymes? My husband and I joke that we have to take our “fart pills” especially before a big beany or broccoli laden dinner! Which is almost every day.. Haha. It does seem to help! Probiotics will make you gassy at first but might help in the long run if you can hold out 🙂
Maybe you can try a probiotic supplement. I make my own sauerkraut, which is another option.
hmmmm… sauerkraut. I will try that. Thanks!
hahahaha I know… my aunt once offered veggie chips at a family meeting to please me and the girlfriend of my cousin…. that chips were bombs, the whole family had to bear embarrassing moments…. but now they know that veggie life is friggin funny :O)
ROFL! It’s always better to share with those you love!
You hit the nail on the head with the bathroom protocol. When I worked the bathroom was a 2 seater. If it were not for metal slats between them you could hug the other person they were that close. I always turned the noisy fan on but it doesn’t cover the noise or odor. When the other person left the room, all hell broke loose! I always love those bathrooms in hotels and nice restaurants where your have a room with a door to the floor. The absolute worst are the pizza shops with a unisex john but is disgusting.
I have used some nasty bathrooms in my day. When ya gotta go…
Why are there no proper washrooms with enclosed stalls for privacy? This is not Outer India in the backwoods is it?? (NO offence to India; Love the place, not their bathrooms!)
I have nothing to offer for flatulence other than I take Children’s Cherry Kaopectate to help with gas & diarrhea….TMI…sorry 😦
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There are enclosed stalls but not fully enclosed. You can still hear and smell what’s happening. 🙀
MOL! OurGirl says that she runs outside to the backyard and points her butt in the direction of our creepy animal-hating neighbor aka Assbor! Then…let er rip!!
i should point in the direction of creepy neighbor’s house!
Spices could help. I’ve found cumin and turmeric helpful in keeping bloating to a minimum. Good luck! 😉 xoM
Thanks! Do you add to foods or take another way?
I add to my food, since I enjoy the flavors. Usually I add to my breakfast grits (since I like savory cereal) and that seems to be sufficient for me. 😉 xoM
Yup, the more veggies and beans I eat, the worse it gets 😉
And yet, I love the stuff! So there must be something I can do! LOL
As a vegetarian, I can totally relate. When the gas pressure becomes painful, I eat a couple pieces of pickled ginger…that stuff is magic! It got me through some afternoons at work hell too. And you’re right, office bathrooms are the pits in the privacy department.
Pickled ginger. Never heard of it. Do you make your own or buy commercial prepared?
I get mine at a local Asia food market. It’s the sliced pink stuff they include with Inari. See https://www.clearspring.co.uk/blogs/recipes/8691269-inari-sushi for a picture – hope that helps. You could also just slice ginger root from the market. Ginger is an amazing flavor and always calms my upset stomach. Always. 😉
Charcoal tablets soak up the gas, if you take enough of them. As long as you don’t mind your poop looking like coal!
Hmmm…. would I buy them at a health food store?
That’s where I’ve bought them. Some of the large chemists here have them as well.
Ha! Not much of a secret for anyone who does share an office toilet with a vegan! I was shocked by the aroma of a stall-mate, back when I was 19. “I thought they were supposed to be healthier? She smells of deaaaaaath!”
We have a handicapped toilet at my work. It is kinda used as the poop room. I am entirely grateful as I have IBS.
I wish we have that. I did find a single-seater downstairs, but it’s in the break room! Who wants to do that near folks eating their lunch?!?!?
Oh my god, no!
Been there. My other problem is that eating lots of veggies and legumes make me go to the washroom more often and often in a hurry.
It’s starting to get better for me. I still get that afternoon gas thing going on, but it’s not as urgent. However, healthier foods does equal more pooping! LOL
Hahaha ,very true.. 👍