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8/16/10 7:32 P

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I was taking fiber pills..10 GRAMS BUT not anymore... LOL

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8/16/10 6:36 P

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Just had to throw in my own personal experience! When I switched to clean eating, over a year ago, I found that I just had fewer BM's. Not constipated or anything, no need to go, just fewer BM's.

When I eat too much fiber, I do seem to get bloated and gassy. I'm experimenting with eating less raw veggies and more steamed and sauteed veggies in the hopes that they're easier to digest -- so far, so good.

As for the frequency of BM's, I don't really worry about it. I think I just have less garbage to get rid of, and my body is just making good use of good food!

I am curious to hear all the other suggestions that get added to this thread!

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8/16/10 8:33 A

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Roxy...funny you should bring that up...I posted the same question somewhere....Feel bloated and full of air....I will try all things were offered here.
Thank you

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8/15/10 7:30 P

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GREAT Topic, and great advice from all of you , thank you!



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8/10/10 7:35 P

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First off you need to increase your daily fiber intake slowly.
You must stay hydrated and you must use healthy oils. These three things work well together and will keep things moving the way they should.

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8/10/10 4:51 P

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I went through it too. I felt very sick for about two days and overall it took a little over a week to feel the benefits. Now I feel terrific.

Stay hydrated, keep eating fruits and veggies and make sure you move a little every day. The body is an amazing thing and it will figure this all out soon. Hang in there. emoticon

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8/10/10 3:23 P

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I think that adding more clean water and eating UNcooked fruits and veggies,(lots of natural water in them) and whole grains AT the same meal can cure this and be sure you give your body movement as well. After eating, go for a short stroll. Yogurt(probiotics) helps too! This gas and bloat problem WILL go away in a couple of weeks and will become less and less everyday. emoticon You are changing your body's way of running and it will reward you very soon!! Good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/10/10 10:44 A

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i find that eating 5+ fruits and veggies a day really keeps things flowing

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8/10/10 10:35 A

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Drink tons of water this will help you, also if you are doing low fat add a little more fat that will help you too.



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8/10/10 9:52 A

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It is recommended that you slowly increase the amount of fiber that you add to prevent the increase of gas. :) However, switching to a clean eating lifestyle, it just kinda comes with the territory! I went through it too. If you weren't much of a clean eater before, your BM may be smaller because you aren't putting chemicals in your body that have to just be pushed back out. You know are providing it with food/nutrition that it can use to it's max ability. If you are worried about constipation, I would ask if you are feeling any cramps of pain in you lower abdomen or finding it difficult to have a BM (as in you are really straining to push it through your system). My apologies for the somewhat TMI descriptions but it was the best way I could describe it all!

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8/10/10 9:50 A

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Can't help you there- clean eating ummmmmmmmm firmed me up.

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well the other problem is agian this is TMI is that I havent been having as big BM's as I was before or as many and it makes me nervous that I am constipated from all the fiber?

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KARALVS2SCRAP's Photo KARALVS2SCRAP Posts: 422
8/10/10 9:38 A

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Give it another week and it should go away. It happened to me and I read somewhere it's your body adjusting to clean food- more fiber, etc.

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8/10/10 9:29 A

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Okay so I have been on the clean eating diet for a week or so now, and I have not cheated once! but there is a small problem... for some reason I have the Worst gas ever! has this happened to anyone else? or is it something that I am eating that is creating this?
Thanks for you help!
Mo

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