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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.

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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.

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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.

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2/7/13 4:04 P

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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2/7/13 2:31 P

beans and greens

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2/7/13 2:14 P

Has there been a sudden increase in fiber in your diet? You may want to drink more water to balance that out.

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2/6/13 11:19 P

Eat plenty of fruit and try Metamucil.

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2/6/13 11:14 P


Has anyone had any issues with being "backed up" after a change in diet? any solutions to remedy the issue?

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