Ideal Protein Diet - "Hershey squirts" HELP!




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YankeeLady57
04-28-2012, 08:07 AM
After about 4 weeks on IP during which I have felt absolutely super, I have developed a chronic diarrhea that is making me nuts. I have tried upping the amount of leafy greens I eat, taking Imodium, kaopectate, Pepto (not all at the same time!) -- NOTHING works. I drink lots of water (64 to 88 oz daily). :( I spoke to coach who said its related to the heavy protein load and that body builders talk about it all the time. This does not help me! The worst is that it leaks out at night. I am really discouraged about this. Any advice?


Sewmam
04-28-2012, 08:29 AM
I thought leafy greens are supposed to help with constipation? I've had just opposite problem as you!

bargoo
04-28-2012, 08:38 AM
After about 4 weeks on IP during which I have felt absolutely super, I have developed a chronic diarrhea that is making me nuts. I have tried upping the amount of leafy greens I eat, taking Imodium, kaopectate, Pepto (not all at the same time!) -- NOTHING works. I drink lots of water (64 to 88 oz daily). :( I spoke to coach who said its related to the heavy protein load and that body builders talk about it all the time. This does not help me! The worst is that it leaks out at night. I am really discouraged about this. Any advice?

Do you eat any products that contain Xylitol or sorbitol or malitol ? Those ingredients do it to me .....to the point that I don't dare leave the house . I eliminated anything that contains those and no problem.


gonnadoitthistime
04-28-2012, 11:52 AM
I have had that problem and have known people who have the same problem when eating leafy greens if they are not also eating high fiber carbs, that is one reason I keep a little high fiber bread in my daily diet.

ProteinGal
04-28-2012, 01:40 PM
Just a suggestion, but maybe too much potassium?

Stefany1769
04-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Magnesium will also do it to you if you are sensitive to it. That is in the cal-mag vitamins we take. Talk with your. Coach that may be the culprit as well.

Survalia
04-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Sounds like your situation is more acute than mine was, but I had success when I cut back on one of the cal-mags. Plus, I almost never ate salads.

Nibblet
04-28-2012, 07:13 PM
I had chronic diarrhea my first week or so and I figured out it was from the sea salt given to me in my packet. I experimented and every time I used the sea salt, I had an upset stomach. I stopped using it and all is well. It may not be the same for you but something to think about.

I now supplement with different salts and my coach is just fine with that.

Momto2cs
04-28-2012, 10:36 PM
Most bars have sugar alcohols that can do this.
Too much cal mag can too...
Or a food allergy???

bargoo
04-28-2012, 11:27 PM
Most bars have sugar alcohols that can do this.
Too much cal mag can too...
An example of sugar alcohols are in my post. Xylitol, Malitol, Sobitol are some of them, I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole.Do you chew gum ? Sorbitol is often in sugar free gum.

patns
04-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Could you try stopping the supplements and the bars for a few days and see if the problem stops? If it does stop you could add the things back one at a time and maybe figure out what causes it.

YankeeLady57
04-29-2012, 06:19 AM
Thanks, all! I am clear of the sugar alcohols, actually -- but the magnesium looks like a promising lead given what I read about the metabolism of magnesium and it's n to diarrhea. I will try that first and then see where we are at. FYI, my "coach" was replaced yesterday by a 20-something who has herself been on IP since January; it was her considered opinion that it must be a reaction to the one EAS CarbAdvantEDGE shake I consumed last week. Please... I am not totally persuaded about the administration of this program. The results are indisputable, though.

karikitten
04-29-2012, 01:37 PM
I was told my issues with being a bit 'loose' were most likely from too much leafy stuff. Try switching for more solid veggies...

YankeeLady57
04-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Update: I skipped my cal-mags this morning and so far so good! Relief!! I won't stay completely off them but I think I should definitely cut back. Thank you so much for the suggestions.

Dakin
04-29-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm glad this was posted, as I've been having the same problem for one week now. I did switch to CVS Cal-Mag's when the $32 bottle of IP vitamins ran out (last weekend, so the timing is right). I love the program, but am finding it difficult to keep with the the extreme expense of it.
Anyway... I will decrease my potassium also and see if that helps.
Thank you everyone for your help!

evepet
04-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Do you eat any products that contain Xylitol or sorbitol or malitol ? Those ingredients do it to me .....to the point that I don't dare leave the house . I eliminated anything that contains those and no problem.

ITA - especially malitol for me. Now I know to avoid a product if I find malitol in the ingredients.

IPdivajen
04-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Update: I skipped my cal-mags this morning and so far so good! Relief!! I won't stay completely off them but I think I should definitely cut back. Thank you so much for the suggestions.

Not to further complicate things, but aren't you supposed to take your cal mags at night? With supper, then snack? If you're taking them in the morning you may feel their effects that much more severely than if you're sleeping while they do their work at night?

Just a thought!

YankeeLady57
04-29-2012, 07:23 PM
Ipdivajen -- I never heard that about cal-mags at night. I spread them throughout the day, usually between meals. I do take the multi Nd the potassiums with food. I also take omega three, usually first thing in the morning. I really do think it's the extra magnesium that was causing the problem for me. Isn't milk of magnesia a laxative? :) anyway, I very much appreciate the suggestions.

IPdivajen
04-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Yet another example of the different advice we all get! Sigh.

My sheet for phase one (and my coach) is pretty emphatic about taking them at supper and afterwards. Huh. Never really asked why but I wonder if it's tied to the impact magnesium can have? Will ask next time I see her!

evepet
04-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Yet another example of the different advice we all get! Sigh.

My sheet for phase one (and my coach) is pretty emphatic about taking them at supper and afterwards. Huh. Never really asked why but I wonder if it's tied to the impact magnesium can have? Will ask next time I see her!

Agreed. My Phase 1 Diet Plan sheet actually says right on it (at the bottom) to take as follows:

With Breakfast: 1 Natura Multi-Vita & 1 Natura Potassium-Calcium
Lunch: (none) - says to use sea salt with the meal
Dinner: 2 Natura Cal-Mag & 1 Natura Multi-Vita and use sea salt with meal
Snack (15 mins before bed): 2 Natura Cal-Mag

It would be interesting to know if there's a particular reasoning behind this scheduling.

patns
04-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Yet another example of the different advice we all get! Sigh.

My sheet for phase one (and my coach) is pretty emphatic about taking them at supper and afterwards. Huh. Never really asked why but I wonder if it's tied to the impact magnesium can have? Will ask next time I see her!

My coach told me to take them in the evening because magnesium is calming and helps with sleep.

Pat

Ladyonadiet
05-01-2012, 05:31 AM
Thank you for posting, this is invaluable information!

YankeeLady57
05-01-2012, 06:30 AM
Thanks for the information on timing. I will try this. It's weird that we get different information. Also, are your handouts full of typos an editing mistakes? Mine tend to be. Seems sloppy to me. I'm down another pound today, but the whole thing seems ...squirrelly...