Ideal Protein Diet - Regularity Issues




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BrittStar027
01-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Ok, not to be crass, but anyone on IP having regularity issues? I'm getting frustrated. I have been drinking plenty of water, taking a fiber supplement and taking kelp/b-6/levicithin/apple cider along with the regularly recommended vitamins. None of it is really helping. Maybe it's due in part to being sick for the last few weeks too, but i really need some suggestions.


Willi
01-19-2013, 02:05 PM
I have heard others say to drink Smooth Move tea in the evening.

lisa32989
01-19-2013, 02:42 PM
Have you read the MANY past threads on this subject?


Mantuagirl
01-19-2013, 03:14 PM
Hi,
Do you think the Lecithin, Kelp, B-6 and Cider Vinegar is helping with your weight loss goals? I bought some but have not started taking it.

I am also having your same problem.

djs06
01-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Probiotics, smooth move tea, cut back on th cal mag.

maezy1
01-19-2013, 03:43 PM
Smooth move tea is the answer for me! You can get it at Wal Mart or Target or other grocery stores I am sure. Just about all of us have gone through this and continue to go through it. You would think that with all of the veggies we are eating we would have the opposite problem! Also, psyillium husk tablets as well Scorbett recommends these and she is a nurse
IN fact I'm going to go have some smooth move tea right now!

BrittStar027
01-19-2013, 03:49 PM
How does the smooth move tea taste? I'm going to try and find that this afternoon as well as the psyllium husk. I'm hoping something works. This is getting ridiculous!

scorbett1103
01-19-2013, 04:20 PM
How does the smooth move tea taste? I'm going to try and find that this afternoon as well as the psyllium husk. I'm hoping something works. This is getting ridiculous!

It has a bit of a licorice/anise flavor (it's just senna tea). I cannot STAND the taste of it, but I hate when the "Works" don't work even more :)

Just make sure you steep it for a LONG time. The directions on my box say 10 minutes, I actually fill a cup with the tea bag in it from the hot tap at the sink, and set it on my counter while I get the kids ready in the morning. By the time I get the older one off to school it's been about a half hour. I pop it in the microwave to heat it up and then drink it before breakfast.

maezy1
01-19-2013, 05:27 PM
I put ALOT of lemon juice in it, well ok not that much but I have to dilute it with lemon. add splenda as well but its better than the big C

BrittStar027
01-19-2013, 05:29 PM
I bought the smooth move tea, but I'm a little wary because I HATE licorice. I might steep the smooth move tea with another herbal tea bag, it should hopefully help. I'm hoping this works, if not I'm going to more extreme measures.

Alma4343
01-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Also, I had this problem for the first 4 weeks. It resolved after that. I do use smooth move tea when I need too but it is rare that I do after that first month.

BrittStar027
01-19-2013, 06:58 PM
My body is always sensitive to changes, and i'm very susceptible to the big "C". I'm hoping the tea will be a regularity encourager, but i think i'm going to have to do a salt water cleanse to kick things off. My body is just not cooperating. Hopefully that helps!

Dinie89
01-20-2013, 04:03 AM
I have been put on a enzyme pill and I notice that ha helped me greatly

BrittStar027
01-20-2013, 03:19 PM
Hi,
Do you think the Lecithin, Kelp, B-6 and Cider Vinegar is helping with your weight loss goals? I bought some but have not started taking it.

I am also having your same problem.

I don't think it's doing anything bad for my weight loss, i mainly started taking it for the benefits it has on a weight loss plans and everyone's reviews that it really helps with regularity. I'm going to keep taking it and will touch base soon to let you know if i think it's helped more!

leannekarella
01-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Ok, not to be crass, but anyone on IP having regularity issues? I'm getting frustrated. I have been drinking plenty of water, taking a fiber supplement and taking kelp/b-6/levicithin/apple cider along with the regularly recommended vitamins. None of it is really helping. Maybe it's due in part to being sick for the last few weeks too, but i really need some suggestions.

Yes, Smooth Move tea. I have one bag in a 16 oz cup about every other evening and it keeps things going well ;)

knm
01-20-2013, 06:37 PM
My coach gave me Florolax. It definitely gets things moving. I'd start with one with your supper and if nothing try two the next day.

Calisto
01-20-2013, 07:22 PM
I had a problem for the first time 2 weeks ago, my coach said to take a couple stool softeners. I took them 2x in a week (just once a day) and completely helped. No problems since!

patns
01-21-2013, 12:02 AM
I bought the smooth move tea, but I'm a little wary because I HATE licorice. I might steep the smooth move tea with another herbal tea bag, it should hopefully help. I'm hoping this works, if not I'm going to more extreme measures.

I quite like the taste of the smooth move tea.

Actually this problem is likely caused by the calcium. I don't take the cal-mag supplement anymore. I take magnesium on it's own and have the potassium/calcium supplement.

LosingLawyer
01-21-2013, 01:53 PM
I find that a long walk after dinner almost ALWAYS gets things moving because walking aids in digestion. When I'm having issues I will walk for about an hour and my route is about 4 miles. If that doesn't work, then I will move on to the Smooth Move tea.