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    Slightly Akward question!

    Sooo I have been following for almost a month now feeling fantastic, losing weight, more energy and just happier!

    One concern though! Going to the bathroom isn't as easy as it used to be... What can I do or add to get more fibre (if fibre is the issue) to make bowel movements normal??

    Thanks in advance for any suggestion!


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    Fruits and vegetables are the obvious sources of fiber. Also, I have found that milk constipates me. If you're drinking much milk, this might explain it.

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    I have the same problem. When I ate grains I would go everyday. Now it's about every 5 days. My theory was that feces is waste so maybe with all the good food I was eating, my body didn't have as much waste to get rid of.


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    Drink plenty of water. Coffee helps me too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot View Post
    Fruits and vegetables are the obvious sources of fiber. Also, I have found that milk constipates me. If you're drinking much milk, this might explain it.
    +1.

    I had the same problem as OP, fixed by upping the vege count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    +1.

    I had the same problem as OP, fixed by upping the vege count.
    Vegetables definitely helped but almost make sure you are eating close to your required amount of calories. Under eating will promote not going

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    Any sudden nutrition change might cause a mismatch with the previous gut microbes, but it should stabilize soon enough as long as you're getting a diverse balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smerchant@plusd.org View Post
    I have the same problem. When I ate grains I would go everyday. Now it's about every 5 days. My theory was that feces is waste so maybe with all the good food I was eating, my body didn't have as much waste to get rid of.
    I'm pretty sure once every 5 days is a sign of constipation and not really something you want to have.

    Anyways about 3-4 pounds of vegetable matter does it for me (though it feels kind of bloated at first ~)

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    Hot drinks like tea or coffee help me go every day.

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