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63 2/7/13 8:31 P
Like everyone had said, water, especially with more fiber. Get at least 8 glasses or more. I've been feeling the same way lately but I know what will run right through me on any given day so I went for it and kept it within my calorie range and, sure enough, it worked. See what works for you and try it, just watch your intake.
Fitness Minutes: (204,285)
20,172 2/7/13 4:31 P
If you've increased the amount of fiber you eat (fruits, veggies, whole grains) make sure you're drinking plenty of water to keep things "moving".
It's not unusual for a person to experience some minor or not so minor constipation when they start eating a healthier diet. Your body will adjust, but it might take a couple of days. Don't take a laxative unless told to by your doctor.
When I was a child and had issues, mom gave me Philips Milk of Magnesia. Otherwise, do you like prunes ? Some folks have said that prunes work wonders.
Fitness Minutes: (1,215)
109 2/7/13 4:21 P
I went from eating mcdonalds almost everyday to a diet full of fibre, veggies, fruit, and tons of water, and I had the exact same problem. It made no sense to me.
It happened to me on and off for about 2 weeks, and then started getting into a normal rhythm again.
I have found that changing my diet for the better usually helps ... move things along, actually. Make sure you're getting at least 25 grams of fiber a day, and drink lots of water to help the fiber do its job.
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