Low Carb Tummy Trouble

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redgirl1974

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 19:12
Anyone have any helpful input for low carb tummy troubles? I dont have the atins flu but have the tummy troubles. No need to go into details but lets say I hate public bathrooms and had to use one. Any words of wisdom?
eKatherine

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 19:59
I find that certain types of fat give me diarrhea, so I have to limit my intake, while other people have no such issues even if they consume unlimited fat.
redgirl1974

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 20:04
thanks eKatherine! I've only had butter and avocado which is what I eat all the time anyway. I cant help to think that water might have something to do with it?? I drank about 2/3 of a gallon ( i literally bought a gallon to carry around all day since I work from home) and about 1/2 today. Before this I was drinking about a glass or two a day. I have been off atkins for about a yr and gained all my weight back. Not sure it that has anything to do with it. Maybe the added fiber in my diet? but wouldnt it take longer than 2 days?
mikefarinha

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 22:16
It could be too much artificial sweeteners and/or sugar alcohols. They can cause intestinal distress. I'd suggest ditching the Atkins bars and use stevia as a sweetener.

-Mike
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Rowanfair

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 23:46
There are a pair of new blog posts up at http://chriskresser.com/ dealing with this issue. Perhaps something there will help.
http://pinterest.com/rowanf/recipes-mostly-low-carb/

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redgirl1974

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 12:15
THANKS Mike, I will pick up stevia today. i have been using sweet n low only because I have a ton in the pantry. lol. today not so bad as yesterday. Gonna hang around the house other than a short trip to grocery store two blocks away. Is this a sign its working ???
mikefarinha

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 22:12
No problem. Also remember that the Atkins diet recommends no more than the equivalent of 2 packets of sweeteners per day.

I also recommend what Rowanfair suggested... Chris Kresser is a really good resource for learning about how foods work in our bodies.
http://chriskresser.com/paleo-diet-challenges-solutions-ii-its-all-about-the-gut

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
redgirl1974

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 23:05
Thanks again Mike. I usually use one in my coffee in the morning but then I will have one or two crystal lights and one diet soda a day. I also have a sugar free jello. I bet each one has the equivalent of one sweet n low per serving. I havent bought any bars or shakes yet, as I am on my 3rd day. After this I dont plan to. Mike, what kind of stevia do you use? I usually buy truvia. What's your input regarding truvia? If not, what do you use and can I buy it at the local grocery store. I have done atkins before but welcome new opinions and ideas. Plus its been awhile. PS, tummy still ify today but not as bad as yesterday. THANSK
mikefarinha

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Posted: 11 Jan 2013, 09:54
When I was doing Atkins I used a lot of Stevia but as I heard more and more things about it the less I stopped using it. I eventually settled on bouncing between Truvia and SweetLeaf. SweetLeaf was a bit more expensive. From what I've read the best stevia to buy is either in liquid form or green powder/granules. I've never come across the green stuff and the liquid stuff was exorbitantly expensive.

Since I don't do Atkins anymore I use raw honey, maple syrup (grade B), and occasionally unrefined sugar as my main sweeteners.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
ButterflyDye

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Posted: 11 Jan 2013, 13:23
I have found herbal aloe to be a FANTASTIC help. I still use stevia & am on a high protein diet. I put a scoop of the aloe in my morning shake and then i take a shot (3 caps full) later in the day. When I get sick of the bland water I put a shot of mango flavored aloe into my water for a nice taste with zero calories. Smile
Best of luck
https://www.goherbalife.com/syeaton/en-us/Catalog/Targeted-Nutrition/Digestive-Health/Herbal-Aloe-Concentrate



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