3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

How to say this sweetly...constipation!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
Member
 
meg86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 160/154/127

Height: 5'3

Exclamation How to say this sweetly...constipation!!

I'm on a program...a high protein, low carb (somewhat low dairy) type of deal. I'm on my second week and finding the program easy to follow. I was down about 6 lbs (about 3lbs a week) but then the scale started going the other direction. I understand that the weight loss slows, but not going this quickly in the other direction.

I also just started taking a medication that enhances constipation, something I've always struggled with anyway. So I understand what is happeneing, but I've never had it where I'm gaining about 1/2 lb a day following a 1,200 calorie diet.

I'm eating like a saint, but work behind a desk. I try to stay busy in the evenings and even started going on 3 mile walks this week. Is there something I can take that isn't a laxative to help???
meg86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
Starting Over Again!
 
GeorgiaLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 150

S/C/G: 185/119/125

Height: 5'4"

Default Constipation Help

I'm just starting to go through menopause and am having the same problem. I was having to take a laxative about every 5 days. I didn't want to keep that up so I researched it and finally started drinking prune juice everyday. I buy the unsweetened kind and drink about 4 oz. every day. It takes a few days to kick in but it has been the answer for me.

Hope this helps!

GeorgiaLady
__________________
GeorgiaLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
I've picked my hard...
 
PreciousMissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,463

S/C/G: 240/216/170

Height: 5'4"

Default

I would say fiber. Cherries usually help me out in this case. Prunes might be another option. Apple juice too.
__________________


Mini-Goals: 10%/24lb~pedicure (met 10/16/13) - halfway/35lb~new clothes - onederland/41lb~massage - goal/170~new dress (and maybe diamonds hehe)

= For every 5lb lost (hopefully to re-add more!)

PreciousMissy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Rana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,158

S/C/G: 200/168/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

Fiber! And water. Lots of water.
Rana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
Member
 
meg86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 160/154/127

Height: 5'3

Default

Thanks for the prune juice qty, I always wondered how much to take! Also, never thought of cherries so I will give that try. As for fiber, I eat lots of fiber, I've always found that increasing fiber intake doesn't help me much. I've never understood that.
meg86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:30 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Lgerbasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 14

S/C/G: 157/140/142

Height: 5.7

Default

I use Natural Calm that I picked up from a natural foods store. It is magnesium. Works great for me! And it tastes good.
Lgerbasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
chubbychikpea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4

S/C/G: 279/262/180

Height: 5'4"

Default

I found that Fiber One cereal is a pretty good motivator for BM's.. I am drinking lots of water and that didn't help me with the constipation at all. Good luck!!
chubbychikpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
June
 
runningfromfat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brasil
Posts: 2,620

S/C/G: 240/184/155

Height: 5'6"

Default

YEs to fiber and water. I never liked the taste of prune juice but for me apples work well. I also do somewhat low carb but make sure to have a bit of fruit to help with these issues.
__________________

Starting Measurements (B/W/H): about 51/40/46, 240 lbs Goal Reached Pre-Pregnancy: 39/29.5/38, 156lbs Current: about 43/34/42
Mini-Goals
Started at 240
Onederland 199 (Jan 6, 2010, exactly 2 years after my previous due date!)
Overweight BMI 185 (Aug 3, 2011, one year after joining 3FC!)
Pre-pregnancy weight 175 (Oct 18, 2011)
Called Goal 156

My Bras, Fashion, and Weight Loss Blog
runningfromfat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ERHR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 578

S/C/G: 153.2/145.6/125

Height: 5'2"

Default

How much is "a lot of fiber"? 25 g/day is a minimum for women I've read. I've gotten up to 40 g/day while still restricting carbs without too much hassle. Running also helps me sometimes.
__________________


I lost 40 lbs between Nov 2010 and Nov 2011 doing low-sugar for my "50 Pounds in 50 Weeks" project. I bounced halfway back up so I'm back for more!

I blog about personal finance at Evolving PF
ERHR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #10
Member
 
meg86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 160/154/127

Height: 5'3

Default

Just drank my first 4 oz of prune juice (gulp), it is .... gross, haha. Worth a try though. Also I got some probiotic colon support pills...anyone ever try that? Eating lots of apples...if the prune juice doesn't help I might try a fiber mix to put in my water. Thanks for all the great help :0)
meg86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:12 PM   #11
Member
 
meg86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 160/154/127

Height: 5'3

Default

I never go below 25g of fiber, even when not eating the best. I like to stay above 30 at the minimum. Nursing an ankle issue at the moment, otherwise a good jog does help
meg86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
kelly315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 2,524

S/C/G: 290/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"

Default

Your body is probably suffering because of how little fiber you're letting in to your system. Are you allowed to eat more vegetables? You'd have to eat a lot more to get the fiber you need.

You also have to understand that a lot of people "go" less often when they're eating so little. For me, once a day is perfectly normal while dieting.
__________________

Started July 1, 2012 @ 290lbs
kelly315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #13
Wastin' Away Again!
 
Beach Patrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the beach
Posts: 2,314

S/C/G: 192/170/130

Height: 5'3" 50 years old

Default

Hi protein diet = constipation in almost everyone. Your body is screaming for magnesium. You can do two things, which both are perfectly healthy (according to my doc!)

1) take magnesium pills (how many is an individual thing; I personally take 6-8 per day)

2) you can take Milk of Magnesia - it is NOT a laxative (but can be used as one) & is perfectly safe to take every day.

Happy "bowling"
__________________
CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!


You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!
~my mama!

Last edited by Beach Patrol : 08-25-2011 at 02:04 PM.
Beach Patrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hardwick, Ma
Posts: 3

S/C/G: 187/183/145

Height: 5'2

Default Fluids!

I recently had the same problem, although it wasn't due to diet. I found out I was going to be laid off and shock just set in. I stopped doing the activities I normally do, including staying hydrated. I hadn't gone to the bathroom like I wanted to for a couple of days. I definitely felt it. I felt sluggish and tired, which to a degree was a result of the news I had just heard.

However, I was starting to feel so heavy. I realized I was very dehydrated each time I peed and it got darker and darker. After about a day of getting back to my normal hydration level, I started being very regular again and I felt SO MUCH better!!

I can easily imagine that a special diet would effect your regularity. I've never been one for prune juice. Thankfully in my case, increasing hydration got me back on track!
Tammikens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
On a break with Baby #5
 
Arctic Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,754

S/C/G: 257 /ticker/ 160

Height: 5'3" - I got taller!

Default

I second magnesium! There are some great powder supplements with stevia that you can drink like tea (I take one called Mama Ease and it makes things go very nicely!), or plain old milk of magnesia should help. If your fiber is high and water intake is good, that would be my next recommendation.

I hope things move for you a little better
__________________
Taryl - http://www.aurorafiberarts.com/weightloss

Weight loss since Oct 2008:
Arctic Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2