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Jewdave

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 16:51
... Thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I feel more comfortable asking. Has anyone experienced problems with constipation early in their diet process? If so, any sage words of advice?
gkcfm95

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:06
Smile isn't the internet wonderful?

I am low carb and can have problems since I don't eat grains right now. I like milled flax seed, it's by the flour in the baking isle. it's similar to a flour substitute in the sense that you can make muffins or pankcakes with it. I like it in my protein shake, but I know people that add it to cereal or coffee.

also, are you eating enough veggies? and whole grains? you could also try Activia yogurt, it has probiotics that help regulate. or you could try metamucil or benefiber.

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sooki

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:07
I think it's common. I have been blessed with wonderful, wonderful regularity. My secret, I think, is coffee in the morning. However, I think any warm beverage would work.

I have found that if my schedule is off, if I'm traveling for work or vacation, all bets are off.
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Jackie_Snape...

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:42
I haven't been constipated feeling, but I haven't been regular. It will be going fine for a couple weeks, then a couple of weeks of nearly nothing. I drink nothing but water and hot tea, my diet is 100% plant based with a typically high fiber intake, and I exercise quite a bit. Idk...it just happens :s
diquesito

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:48
Yes I have too, I think it's quite common. I think maybe your body is used to having more food to get rid of, and once you start eating less it doesnt quite know what to do? Anyone agree with this?

If I make sure to drink 2 litres of water I'm usually more regular lol. But still, I eat TONNES of fibre, lots of green tea and things and still I'm not as regular as I should be.
Hoser

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:50
Eating a couple of prunes each day will help.
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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:59
Besides the good advice you have already received, I took a quick look at your exercise. The fitter you get and the more working out and movement you do, the more "Movement " you'll see. Try walking a little faster or using the elliptical. The additional motion in your body can supplement the nutritional help and get you moving more regularly.
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hummingbird5

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 18:03
What has always helped me is the flaxseed, love it!
Jewdave

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 18:33
Thanks for all of the suggestions! I like the Activa idea, maybe I'll sprinkle some flax seed on it for a boost. I have been eating three prunes every morning for two weeks, drinking about 100+ fl oz of water daily, excerising daily, and drinking coffee. I had recently stooped to using some leftover colace from my wife's last pregnancy. Glad I'm not alone in this and thanks again!
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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 18:36
I have a great soup recipe that will clear you right out,if you're interested. Drinking LOTS of water and getting lots of fruits and veggies in your diet will definitely help,too. I've experienced problems in the past and have tried just about everything (including prunes and Activia--no help.And Benefiber/Metamucil just made me bloated). The soup is my favourite way though...

PM me if interested in soup recipe Wink


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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 18:41
Not an embarassing topic at all everyone poops and I am sure everyone gets constipated... Drink LOTS of water. I have also found boiled cabbage w/some butter on it, instant coffee with out cream or sugar added, add a bit more exercise to your routine.

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gkcfm95

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 19:28
I also agree w/ diquesito, I think as you eat healthier you're body becomes more effecient at digesting food and your bathroom habits will change.

less crap in = less crap out

~kelly
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 11:48
I have had problems too. I have altered my diet and that helps some, but I just discovered what really does it for me is I need to stay hydrated. Since I've been trying not to drink pop, juice, or other calorie-laden beverages I haven't been drinking as much. If I just increase the fiber I get gassy. If I do the fiber along with the extra water things go much better- no pun intended.
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sooki

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 11:58
Hey, how old is that colace?
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Jewdave

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 15:33
Thanks again everyone!

@Sooki: 4yrs old and I just noticed it had recently expired... stopped it anyways

@Everyone: So I went with Chobani instead of Activa, added flax to my diet twice so far, and went with a friends suggestion on one Tbsp of olive oil twice a day. All this has yielded some results. I'll keep up the flax, easy enough to add, as well as the active culture yogurt, and do one more day of the olive oil. Hopefully things will be more "regular" from there on out.

Note on olive oil - Makes the world smell like a Macaroni Grill... LOL!
sngglebnny

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 15:39
I had this problem before dieting, but flax seed has been magical. I make muffins out of it, I add it to savory meals, soups, and peanut butter or almond butter. I have never been so regular!
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JenniferLynn...

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 20:25
Tubbs McGee wrote:
I have a great soup recipe that will clear you right out,if you're interested. Drinking LOTS of water and getting lots of fruits and veggies in your diet will definitely help,too. I've experienced problems in the past and have tried just about everything (including prunes and Activia--no help.And Benefiber/Metamucil just made me bloated). The soup is my favourite way though...

PM me if interested in soup recipe Wink


I sent you a message...I think...my pc is acting funny but I would just like you to know that I am very very interested in your soup recipe! Smile
Tubbs McGee

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 20:36
JenniferLynn, I received your request!

I sent you a message back with the full recipe


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