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KIMBERLY19732 Posts: 287
3/15/13 3:38 P

pumpkin usually combats the constipation :)

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3/15/13 3:23 P

The more fiber in your system, the more water you need to drink to help "flush" it out. I increased my water consumption by an extra litre a day when I began eating a more high-fiber diet.

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3/15/13 2:12 P

Hi Belgiumtulip,

I am not sure what plan you are on or how much flax seeds you are eating. But it is important to remember that when you are eating high fiber food such as flax seeds you have to drink lots of water/fluids.

Also, it is common to lose fairly quickly at first as it is water weight that comes off. Then the weight loss slows down. Some fluctuation in weight is also caused by lack of bowel movement. I am not sure how many calories is allowed on your plan. But being on very low calorie diet can also cause a slow down as our metabolism adjust to decreased food availability. But don’t despair, keep working on it and as long as you are on a healthy plan eventually it will click and the body will start cooperating.

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WISDOM973 Posts: 304
3/15/13 1:13 P

In my past experience I find that when I increase my fiber intake all at once (from countless stops and starts in my lifestyle change), I get constipated. Also I've heard that the first week of modifications, most of weight that comes off fast is water weight.

Don't get discouraged, just keep on pushing until your body adjust to it's new lifestyle.


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3/15/13 11:12 A

I'm on day 9 of The Plan. It's going really well! I've been eating all that flax and it's supposed to 'clean everything out'. It seems to be having the opposite effect on me/ I cannot go to the bathroom!

Is anyone else experiencing this? I'm still losing, although not as much as I did in the beginning. I can't figure out if its due a reactivity or due to the fact that I have not been 'regular'.


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