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    I am only on my fifth day on PB, and I haven't had any problems with constipation so far. I have definitely noticed a decrease in "volume," but I don't feel like anything is stopped up- and I'm also pretty paranoid about that, as I've had some problems in the past. I have been eating a lot of veggies, and I don't know if that's what's helping or if it's the increased fat.

    If you are really worried, I would suggest having a carrot or two after dinner. They always keep me moving. Just don't have too many at first- aren't they pretty starchy for a veggie?

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    I used to be hooked on oatmeal...in fact, during one of the challenge month quizzes, I declared it as my 20% because I still had a little bit every morning. Shortly after, I decided to ditch it and switch to bacon and eggs. Never looked back and don't miss it now.

    On the constipation issue, I've been primal for almost 3 months and it's *finally* eased for me. It was the only issue I faced that I wasn't happy about. Increased fat didn't seem to help. I added magnesium and I think that helped a bit. But in the end, I think it was just the time it took for my gut to heal from a lifetime of overstretching it with grain-based fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    Main Ingredients
    2/3 cup coconut milk
    1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
    3 T almond flour

    Optional Ingredients:
    1 tsp vanilla
    sweetener of choice ( i use stevia)
    Berries


    Heat the milk in a small sauce pan until it just starts to bubble and then mix all the other ingredients in. Let it simmer and stir occasionally until you get the thickness/consistency you want. Takes about 10 minutes for me.
    What a great idea! And easy! Thanks for this!

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    i found with eating grains that i had horrendous poos with very scratchy bits that gave me bad piles. VERY nasty.

    Nothing since doing this from beginning of September. But the first week or so I slowed to a snails pace. reason being - my body was soooo dependent on insoluble fibre to move me - it didn't know what to do..

    tips;

    *read the fibre menace. www.gutsense.org - there is more fibre in a cup of broccoli than a loaf of bread. educate yourself on fibre...

    *take a prio-biotic - a very good one, as often as it will let you till your poo is like a dream...and then at least once per day

    *eat enough fat to erm...lubricate! coconut milk is a good one and will replace your oatmeal (or to give it its REAL name - Porridge!)
    if you use it in that recipe above!
    *stick with it. it will be the best decision you ever made...

    (ps rice is nutriotionally void, to the point of actually having "anti-nutrients" and can you imagine Grok plowing a paddy field with a big ox? No? That's why.

    Grok would have used his hunting and Mrs G's gathering time to eat the most nutritionally dense food they could find in the shortest possible time. This means no grains. It's what our bodies are built for, eating meat, processing veggies, getting plenty sunshine and moving around, lifting heavy things and sprinting occasionally!

    good luck!
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    And how about flaxseeds? Nothing for a primal huh?

    And I bought Kefir today. Is it good? I saw it contained 4g carbohydrates...I don't know if that is much or little. Counted for each 100ml.

    Also it is a 3% thing.

    What does contain prio-biotic?

    As fat. I eat alot of nuts. Good? And is olive oil acceptable as fat?

    Thhanks in advance <3

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    Flax has a very strong link between prostate cancer and men, so if flax is your thing and you have a penis I would suggest cutting it down or out.

    This is not the greatest article about the issue, but it should get your research started: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/flax-...e-cancer-risk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resaj View Post
    And how about flaxseeds? Nothing for a primal huh?

    And I bought Kefir today. Is it good? I saw it contained 4g carbohydrates...I don't know if that is much or little. Counted for each 100ml.

    Also it is a 3% thing.

    What does contain prio-biotic? **SORRY** i can't spell!! PRO-BIOTIC! acidophilous is a good start.

    As fat. I eat alot of nuts. Good? And is olive oil acceptable as fat?

    Thhanks in advance <3
    *priobiotic tablets! kefir is good, saurekraut and yoghurt, pref home made - but i can't be arsed so i buy the capsules. they must be LIVE bacteria or it won't work.. 4g of carbs is pretty low. depending on your goals you will either want to keep them 50-75g so you would factor the 4g in, or under 150g in which case it's barely a drop in the ocean

    on the nuts, it depends on what you are trying to achieve, if it is weight loss, nuts probably won't help you a lot. they are a great source of every nutrient so it depends on your goals...i'd day a handful a day is more than enough for non weight losers. i'm not sure about the flax, some people have it, some don't

    you are trying to break food habits, flax is for people trying to stick to low fat diets instead of cereal. YOU can have bacon and eggs. Embrace it! there are loads of breakfast ideas instead of porridge, but i'm sensing your resistance to change. this will be the cornerstone of achieving peak health!

    olive oil is fine for your salads and light sauteeing. Coconut oil is highly recommended for higher temp cooking as olive oil has a lower smoke point (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    Flax has a very strong link between prostate cancer and men, so if flax is your thing and you have a penis I would suggest cutting it down or out.]
    I wasn't sure WHAT you were suggesting cutting at first....OUCH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizch View Post
    I wasn't sure WHAT you were suggesting cutting at first....OUCH!
    ha-ha...see it now! lol cutting down ones penis! heehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resaj View Post
    So you guys dont eat OATS, Brown rice?
    Nope! Fat is what makes your bowels move - that and leafy green veggies. I'll never touch any grains again - they play havoc with my blood sugar and make me fat.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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