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Old 06-12-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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since I stopped nursing my son (over a year ago) I've had a cup of coffee with my breakfast and one with my lunch (black)... but I've decided to cut out the caffeine and I haven't had a single cup since last Tuesday for me... BUT...... it's causing problems. I think it was keeping me regular. I've never been constipated in my life and I think I am now it's no fun. I jogged/walked 5k this am and I'm pretty sure I get enough fiber (average 26g a day) and enough water... but it's not working!!! What can I do? I'm pretty sure it's why I gained a lb. last week.... this is not fun. HELP
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:11 PM   #2
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I understand your problem. I cut caffeine when I was losing my bulk (now I work at 4 a.m. and it's just not an option). It took a week or two for things to seem normal again. You're doing everything I would reccomend- especially the exercise. Are you cutting just coffee or caffiene completely? Sometimes teas can help. Sorry I don't have more of an answer . Good luck, dear!
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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Pretty much all the caffeine... I drink tea but it's herbal and the amount is pretty low I'd think... Thanks for the encouragement... at least I know it's somewhat normal *sigh*!
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Psyllium husks .... just sprinkle them on a few things throughout the day and make sure you're drinking enough.
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I make homemade bran muffins. I have one every morning for breakfast and only 140 calories. They are very tasty too. They have tons of fiber in them. I was having problems with constipation and ever since I started this recipe it's been alot better.
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How funny!! I JUST made a batch this morning and had one... but so far it's not working... maybe I'll have another as an afternoon snack.

I used this recipe with oat bran

http://www.fatfree.com/recipes/muffins/bran-muffins
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your body will adjust - just allow it time. its a big shock to go from having caffine every day to none at all. your body does become dependant on it.

keep the fibre up and i am sure your body will balance out.
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:30 AM   #8
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I agree with Daisy, your body will adjust. At frist fiber may not do all that it usually does, you may want to consider a stool softener just temporarily, and of course follow the directions. Sometimes when something like that changes, you just need a little "nudge" to get you through it. After that you should be totally fine!
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Psyllium husks .... just sprinkle them on a few things throughout the day and make sure you're drinking enough.
i take psyllium husk too. you can get it at any specialty shop, and it's not something that you grow a tolerence to, meaning, if you stop taking it, you become constipated. it just helps me clean out before the gym so i don't have to get off the treadmill in the middle of my exercise.

ok, now i'm a bit embarassed for the TMI.

i've used it in pill form or i've used something called Tri-Cleanse that has it in it, from Papanature dot com.
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try drinking a mug of hot water or herbal tea in the AM. i've read that warm liquid helps.

also, i take psyllium husk, but i get it in the pure form from the indian store. i mix it in with yogurt. get the telephone brand.
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