If you increase your fiber, you must increase your water. This is from our gastroenterologist. Also increase fiber in your diet gradually.
2/9/13 7:11 A
I eat too much fiber so frequently go over, which is not good either. Haven't had a problem in that area for years, but I used to when I wasn't eating so healthy (not suggesting that you don't eat healthy, just mentioning that I didn't and had that problem). Sometimes medicines, not getting enough fluids, stress, etc. can cause that as well.
Edited by: KISSFAN1 at: 2/9/2013 (07:12)
2/8/13 8:41 P
Hmmm. Yes, me. I've just incorporated ground flax seeds and chia seeds into my diet an I have become more regular.
What do you mean by regular??? Not everyone has a bowel movement every day---in fact it can be normal to have only 2-3 a week. It can be a problem if there is straining occuring with your bowel movemetn.
Is this something new? Perhaps you need to see your doctor. Constipation or a change in bowel habits can be a side effect of many health issues.
Or is this an on-going problem?
Do you get at least 20 grams of fiber daily and 6 cups of water???
SP Registered Dietitian Becky
Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 2/8/2013 (20:11)
2/8/13 7:32 P
Wellll you *could* take some sort of fiber supplement,
or you could just try incorporating more fiber-rich foods in your daily menus.
Have you been tracking your food in the nutrition tracker? Are you getting the suggested 25 grams daily or more?
This document contains a handy list of foods with their approximate fiber content, which may come in handy when planning your food for the day...
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