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Diet/Exercise = NO POO!

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NotTotallyHappyRightNow Mon 17-Jun-19 19:27:53

I am on a diet. Low/almost no carbs. Lots of chicken and salad stuff, occasional Slim Fast (2/3 a week).

I am eating 1,000 calories a day less than I burn off. I am exercising most days (jogging/rowing and some light weights). I always walk 10,000+ steps a day.
Daily calorie intake is between 1,000-1,300 - but always staying at least 1,000 under calories burned.

I lost 15 lbs in a month. Last 2 weeks nothing. I have stuck at 11st 11lbs - ideal weight is about 10 stone. I have also not been for a proper poo for quite a few days. I realise there's probably not much to come out, but I feel bloated.

Any low-carb food suggestions to get things moving?

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Ridingthegravytrain Mon 17-Jun-19 19:46:43

Try magnesium

LiliesAndChocolate Mon 17-Jun-19 21:43:44

Meat has no fibre so you need to eat greens, the darker the better, and I know it is not really a popular veggie in UK but artichoke is a fibre powerhouse, so is the green part of the leeks (roast them in the oven) and good news raspberries .
Drink a lot of water and maybe stay clear of artificial food, shakes included, until the situation is solved

NightmareLoon Tue 18-Jun-19 16:45:07

You need more fibre!!! Beans are the fibre powerhouse. Avocados are good. If all else fails, take Fybogel.

Teddybear45 Tue 18-Jun-19 16:46:56

Carbs make you poo by bulking it up. Eat apples / dates / wholemeal bread / potatoes with plenty of water and you should be fine.

Sturmundcalm Tue 18-Jun-19 16:48:45

if doing a diet like Atkins you need to take psyllium husks or linseed or similar (with lots of water)

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-19 17:00:33

First thing to say, constipation is not about not going - it's about finding it difficult to go, or finding it painful to go.

Second thing - if you're low carbing then you should be following a high fat diet - high fat will help to keep things moving.

... along with lots of water.

In addition, plenty of green vegetables for their fibre content.

If that fails, a strong coffee can help, or a high strength vitamin C tablet - or in extremis you could try sugar-free gummy bears ...

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