South Beach Diet - Constipation




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JellyBean32882
07-16-2008, 04:34 PM
Anyone have any remedy for constipation while on Phase 1?


Ruthxxx
07-16-2008, 04:46 PM
Beans, metamucil, water and lots of veggies.

greeneyes490
07-16-2008, 04:54 PM
lots and lots of water and for me I find excersise helps alot.....


ladybugnessa
07-16-2008, 05:09 PM
Beans, metamucil, water and lots of veggies.

yeah this....

JellyBean32882
07-16-2008, 05:09 PM
Beans, metamucil, water and lots of veggies.

good thing i have sugar free berry flavored metamucil already, just a matter of drinking it in 8oz of water rather quickly, takes me awhile to drink water cause i'm not used to it.

for the beans, only thing i know works for my father is baked beans in the can, not sure you can have that during phase 1 can you?

ladybugnessa
07-16-2008, 05:11 PM
no you can't

use black beans
kidney beans
pinto beans
red beans...
chickpeas

rinsed.

WhiteRabbit
07-16-2008, 05:14 PM
I mix the fiber stuff into P1 appropriate breakfast and snack 'shakes'. Like the ones found in the newest book. You can't taste it, and it thickens it to near shake proportion (if you use the right dose). :)

moony
07-16-2008, 07:10 PM
Pears are a miracle worker. One before every meal, and lootttts of water. Also, mix a tablespoon of honey into a cup of hot water and add as much fresh lemon juice as you can stomach. Drink this morning and night.

Barb0522
07-16-2008, 07:30 PM
pears are not allowed in phase 1 of South Beach. They would be fine on phase 2. Honey isn't allowed either.


If you aren't used to beans but you like Mexican food, you can take one can of black beans (rinsed), add one can of Rotel (I like Mexican), and top with a small bit of cheese and warm it up. The beans help with constipation and the spiciness of the Rotel makes me more likely to drink water.

mamaspank
07-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Flax seed sprinkled into yogurt or in salad dressing.

weezle
07-16-2008, 09:56 PM
An old favorite cartoon character said it best, I think:

Lima, lentil, soy and pinto,
Navy, northern, and garbanzo,
Kidneys and frijoles negros,
I love beans!

I love beans, woo woo woo!
I love beans, how 'bout you?
High in fiber, low in fat,
Hey, I betcha didn't know that!

When I eat beans,
I sit in my own little cloud,
Nobody comes to visit me,
In my little cloud.

I don't know why, maybe 'cause I'm cuttin' muffins. Because,

I love beans, hey hey hey!
I love beans, every day!
Beans are an excellent source of protein,
I love beans, DINKY-DOO!

SunshineCA
07-16-2008, 10:02 PM
:lol:

Lulumum
07-16-2008, 10:16 PM
Coffee in the morning always does the trick for me! If I miss my coffee I can't "go" all day. Also water and exercise help.

zeffryn
07-16-2008, 11:26 PM
I was almost scared to open this thread...

lots of water....lots lots lots.....like, a gallon a day.

and fiber.

a lot of fiber.

erikalea
07-17-2008, 12:01 AM
If you use the Metamucil (I also have the sugar-free berry favored), take their advice and START SLOWLY. I was feeling backed up on day 3 of phase 1 so I took just one rounded teaspoon of the fiber around lunchtime. On day 4 I was, shall we say, moving a little better in the morning but then had cramping and....um...too much of a good thing mid-day and evening. I haven't needed the fiber supplement since, and I don't do much of the beans. I think it just took my system a day or two to adjust.

By the way, I'm new here, and feeling a bit awkward starting off with such a personally revealing post!! (But I wanted to catch you before you took too much!) :o

JellyBean32882
07-17-2008, 07:21 AM
I was almost scared to open this thread...

lots of water....lots lots lots.....like, a gallon a day.

and fiber.

a lot of fiber.


LOL, thanx Zeffryn..

JellyBean32882
07-17-2008, 07:22 AM
If you use the Metamucil (I also have the sugar-free berry favored), take their advice and START SLOWLY. I was feeling backed up on day 3 of phase 1 so I took just one rounded teaspoon of the fiber around lunchtime. On day 4 I was, shall we say, moving a little better in the morning but then had cramping and....um...too much of a good thing mid-day and evening. I haven't needed the fiber supplement since, and I don't do much of the beans. I think it just took my system a day or two to adjust.

By the way, I'm new here, and feeling a bit awkward starting off with such a personally revealing post!! (But I wanted to catch you before you took too much!) :o


Thanx for the advice Erika, and welcome to the forum :)