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SBURDEN Posts: 5,209
2/9/13 8:28 P

I had similar problems, so i started tracking my fiber. It helped me to get to the desired range and then I felt better too!

QUEEN3510VA Posts: 502
2/9/13 2:08 P

I eat a serving of prunes a day. Sometimes I put them in my smoothie otherwise I eat them as a snack.

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GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,330
2/9/13 7:23 A

If you increase your fiber, you must increase your water. This is from our gastroenterologist. Also increase fiber in your diet gradually.


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KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
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)
SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
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.

Regular, not normal. ;)

2/8/13 8:08 P

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)
BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,387
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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2/8/13 7:23 P

Does anyone find that they have a problem being regular? What should I use? a supplement?

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