high protein + low carb = constipation???? this true for anyone else?
Highest 242/Surgery 235/Goal 150/Lowest 158/Current 184 (Started working off regain and heading to goal 02/02/12.)
Have you tried drinking more water? When I have a problem going, I up my fats AND my water.
on 4/8/11 7:58 pm
on 4/8/11 9:43 pm - Woodbridge, VA
- Make sure some of the carbs you do get are FIBER.
- Eat LOTS of fat. I not only don't limit my fat, but I actually add a tablespoon of healthy oils to my protein drinks (so a good 12-14g of fat added per shake, minimum 1 a day, sometimes 2). I add extra cheese to, well, anything with cheese. I cook in oil, including adding oil to marinades. My fat grams daily are about as high as my protein grams, sometimes higher (like yesterday was 200g of fat).
- Drink LOTS of water. I'm a bit addicted to diet soda, but I set a rule for myself that I have to drink 2 liters of water before I drink anything else for the day. During the week when I'm at work, I usually polish off those 2 liters by about lunch time, and then I have Crystal Light and diet soda in the afternoon/evenings.
I just saw the lowest number EVER on my scale this morning, so something's working right about all this!
What I do to fight constipation:
One mag oxide (400mgs) with EVERY calcium dose (so that is 6 times a day)
Popcorn with added butter 5 nights a week
A gallon or more of water a day.
VitaLady also has an "un"constipation plan that someone may link you to.
Good for you for getting back on track.
Been doing this for 3 months and only just got relief and figured out the poop thing this week.
Benefiber in AM coffee
Miralax in AM coffee
Benefiber in PM tea
Daily. Took a couple days but stuck with is and now I can almost time my BM (1xdaily) as long as I am consistent with my miralax dose!
completely safe for long term.
I tried the high sugar thing and popcorn overload. Doesn't do anything but gas me up. And since I am trying to LOSE weight I don't want to do anything sabotage that.
~~ Maryanne ~~
(SW280 GW140 LW155 CW173)
***Working on losing my re-gain!***