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    Hello everyone, I went primal back in June and loved it. Due to a busy summer I feel of the wagon. I've used the challenge to get back on board and I've been doing it for about 10 days now.

    The problem is I've been constipated for the whole time and it's uncomfortable. Before I would go once a day and feel .... 'refreshed'. Now I feel constantly uncomfortable. I don't remember this before, what would you suggest? I feel like getting a burger, fries and soda tomorrow and flushing it all out.

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    What does your diet comprise (be reasonably specific). Personally, enough fat (coconut oil, butter and cream) helps and I also get a fair bit of fiber from some coconut, a couple of prunes, nuts, and a bit of flax and of course veggies. I find cooked veggies better than raw. Some probiotics might help also.
    If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat? Tom Snyder

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    • #3
      Eggs, milk, butter, fish, bacon, spinach, carrots, almonds, berries, etc.

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      • #4
        That's nowhere near specific enough for people to be able to advise you. List exactly breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Milk can be a problem for some people, it affects gut motility. Use cream instead.
        If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat? Tom Snyder

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        • #5
          For me the almonds and milk would constipate me......

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          • #6
            coconut milk seems to keep everything moving along nicely I find. Also probiotics.

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            • #7
              At the end of the day, no matter what I ate, no matter how often I ate I went through almost 2 months of constipation and nothing worked until my body began working again. It was a real PITA. However, now things are "normal" again. BTW I was stuffing probiotics etc etc. Nada worked. For me at least it was a grin and bear it kinda thing. I'm old so my digestive system must be a slow learner. In any event everything came out fine in the end. Oh that was bad eh?
              They used to call me No Neck, but now I have one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Suse View Post
                coconut milk seems to keep everything moving along nicely I find. Also probiotics.
                Thanks, I do have some coconut milk. I'll try and add it in more frequently. I'll look at probiotics too.

                Originally posted by chasbuddy View Post
                At the end of the day, no matter what I ate, no matter how often I ate I went through almost 2 months of constipation and nothing worked until my body began working again. It was a real PITA. However, now things are "normal" again. BTW I was stuffing probiotics etc etc. Nada worked. For me at least it was a grin and bear it kinda thing. I'm old so my digestive system must be a slow learner. In any event everything came out fine in the end. Oh that was bad eh?
                I guess I'll give it till the end of the challenge and see how things go.

                Thanks, guys.

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                • #9
                  Also hydration. Drink plenty of water. I know people that only have one or two glasses of water per day that finally are able to go regularly once they increased their fluid intake.

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                  • #10
                    Magnesium helps a lot of people. I take 400 daily, more if I haven't "gone" in a day or two. It has many other benefits as well.

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                    • #11
                      Water, digestive enzymes, various oils. All 3 help.

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                      • #12
                        Eating a couple of slices of Pineapple in the morning will help get things moving. If you really want to limit your insulin spikes though, try to eat a salad every once in a while.

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                        • #13
                          I recommend upping your intake of green veggies if it's not already pretty high. And I second (third?) the suggestion of trying to drink more water.

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                          • #14
                            You say "Probiotics" but you don't mention which.

                            I prefer foods to little capsules or drinks.

                            Apple cider vinegar, kim chee, sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha -- all the fully live versions. One can have ALL of them, not much of each, spread through the day. Should do something.

                            For me, almonds in excess give me the runs, and so does all magnesium by mouth. Sure, it'll get things going, but in a way it's like taking a laxative. You don't want to be dependent on osmolar laxatives. Well, I don't.

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                            • #15
                              try adding more fiber to your diet. Oat is one of the BEST for me. Also include fruits like papaya which does wonders to get you going and flushing them all out.
                              What is the best way to lose belly fat?

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