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CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
03-13-2012, 05:39 AM
scince ive started counting calories .... the first week i was using the bathroom regularly

this week not so much ... the only thing that is different is that im on my period ( and this is my first week of a new sort of birth control pills )

i cant help but wonder is it possible i need to eat more to use the bathroom? i have issues with constipation in general .... id really like to somehow resolve the problem in a predictable manner because im sure this wont make it any easier to loose weight .

ive tried fiberone products ... it does not seem to work for me ... the only thing i can say is that if more than one fiber one product is eatten in that day ... i can count on a tummy ache


astrophe
03-13-2012, 06:05 AM
Prunes? prune baby food? Sweet potato? That always gets my kid to GO.

And work on your produce. Plant foods have the fiber, and fiber helps make it easier to go. And it's a lot tastier to eat an apple than take some of those fiber supplements!

A.

kmac1196
03-13-2012, 07:54 AM
Take 2 magnesium at night before bed. In the morning...within a few minutes..you'll HAVE to go. It's a natural muscle relaxer and it works well. No added fiber to upset your tummy, etc. Have you been eating less bread? Enough fruits, veggies and water? Add Flax seeds (ground NOT meal) to your day somewhere and that should help in the long run. But definately magnesium. I swear by it. I like it because I can count on going in the morning and being done so I can go to work, etc.


kateleestar
03-13-2012, 08:33 AM
scince ive started counting calories .... the first week i was using the bathroom regularly

this week not so much ... the only thing that is different is that im on my period ( and this is my first week of a new sort of birth control pills )

This. Every time I'm on mine, same problem. :D

synger
03-13-2012, 09:56 AM
I found that when I started cutting sugars and carbs as well as calories, my bathroom habits changed. I tend to have BMs every other day now, rather than multiple times a day.

I find that so long as I'm eating enough fat, and I drink coffee in the morning, I'm fine.

KatMarie
03-13-2012, 10:17 AM
You eat less, you have less waste. There were times I would only go 2-3 times a week. My doctor said that was normal. Now that I'm maintaining, I'm more regular, but not uncommon for me to not have a bowel movement everyday. When I was over 300 pounds, I'd have several a day. Are you drinking plenty of water to get things moving?

Jeckeree
03-13-2012, 10:35 AM
Mine definitely slowed down too.. for me I think it was me eating less fat and junk

XLMuffnTop
03-13-2012, 10:40 AM
You know, I've noticed this as well. Plus, I was so regular I knew when I'd need to go every day. Now, there are days I don't have to go and it freaks me out! :lol:

Also, I second Kateleestar. Hormones throw my digestive tract out of whack. When I'm on my period I always get a little constipated. It's not bad enough to use laxatives or anything but there's definitely some discomfort. And speaking of discomfort, FiberOne bars always give me bad gas and really affect my tummy. I like them but really have to limit it. They do the same thing to my husband.

thistoo
03-13-2012, 10:44 AM
This. Every time I'm on mine, same problem. :D

Me too.

SmallSteps
03-13-2012, 04:51 PM
I find this thread very interesting because I tend the have the opposite problem when I am on my period I get bad diarrhea for a few days.

astrophe
03-13-2012, 04:55 PM
Me too -- menses = softer stool for me.

And I am regular -- every day or every other day is my norm for poo.

A.

charzhazha
03-13-2012, 08:11 PM
I have been having the same issue! I am hoping that eventually I will get more regular.

I am trying to eat a serving of fiberful raw veggies before I go to bed, but the prunes sound like a good idea too.

jomatho
03-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Right before my period, it is easy to come by and around ovulation I get more stopped up, but still go. Hormones are the awful :devil:
Magnesium is a great suggestion. Helps with PMS too.

peachypeg
03-13-2012, 09:52 PM
Try Benefiber......you can mix it in ANYTHING. It is a white powder that is tasteless. Works nicely without lots of gas (metamucil *sp* is horrible for gas). My BF said that when he started walking he started going more than once a day.

berryblondeboys
03-13-2012, 10:10 PM
You eat less, you have less waste. There were times I would only go 2-3 times a week. My doctor said that was normal. Now that I'm maintaining, I'm more regular, but not uncommon for me to not have a bowel movement everyday. When I was over 300 pounds, I'd have several a day. Are you drinking plenty of water to get things moving?

This is just something people don't undstand and I'm glad for once I'm not the only person saying this!

I go 2-3 times a week, but I never have to strain. It's exactly as it should be. I just don't need to go very often when I'm eating less.

Auty
03-13-2012, 10:26 PM
I have been having the same issue and was concerned in the beginning but I increased my water intake, and while that didn't make me go more often it does seem more normal now and no discomfort when I do go.

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
03-14-2012, 05:15 AM
i got some great suggestions .... thank you so much guys


i figured with less food there would be less waste i just want to make sure that it wouldent hinder weight loss .... im eatting so it has to go somewhere but i guess if its all being burned then that makes sense ....

i eat a good deal of raw veggies ... i cant choke down the prunes or sweet potatoes ... oh goodness just thinking of it .... i dont have much of a sweet tooth , but i will give magnesium a go ive heard that from my mother also !

thank you so much !

Smiling_Sara
03-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Miralax and psyllium husk powder are my saviors.

*dealt with constipation my entire life*

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
03-14-2012, 05:36 PM
borntofly i will say the psyllium husk does help me alot but ughhh that gloopy gritty texture ... im so spoiled i cant bring myself to choke it down ... i wondered does it have the same benifits if eatten mixed in with food? like maybe a smoothie or something?

Vex
03-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Bananas seem to help me. Fiber One stuff really didn't help me much. Be careful if you have a smoothie, they can have lots of calories.

Smiling_Sara
03-15-2012, 02:44 PM
borntofly i will say the psyllium husk does help me alot but ughhh that gloopy gritty texture ... im so spoiled i cant bring myself to choke it down ... i wondered does it have the same benifits if eatten mixed in with food? like maybe a smoothie or something?

I have a shaker cup. I mix one cup of chocolate silk light with 2 teaspoons of it. Shake it up real good. It's not so bad that way. I couldn't do it if it was mixed with a spoon into water or something like that. But the chocolate silk seems to be alright. :)

KatieAlyse
03-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Try eating more green stuff. For some reason if I dont eat something green (salad, green beans, cabbage...ect.) everyday I get the same way!

MamaBravo
03-16-2012, 12:23 AM
I have an IUD and I havent had a period in over 3-4 years. However since I started dieting I hardly ever have bowel movements. And like some posters have stated before I would have several a day. Now its like ever 2 days or so.
For me coffee is a natural laxative, I have no idea why. After my c-sections with my kids, they wouldnt let me leave the hospital till I had a BM, I drank some coffee and wah'la I am good to go.