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Low-carb diets

Bloating and constipation

11 replies

IDugUpADiamond · 29/04/2014 09:21

How do you get around them on a low carb diet?
tips please

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gillyginger · 29/04/2014 17:25

For me it is just getting in the 6 pints of water a day, also when I get up I have a pint of warm/hot water with a few slices of lemon, seems to help me .

BIWI · 29/04/2014 21:54

Low carbing should not cause bloating! Usually people find the complete opposite.

For constipation, I'd say make sure you're eating plenty of fat and drinking plenty of water

BIWI · 29/04/2014 21:55

Oh, forgot to say Blush if you are bloated, then drinking more water is the usual advice

Rebeca35 · 03/05/2014 12:03

Cup of warm water and 2-3plums should solve your problem, it works for me :)

BIWI · 03/05/2014 13:38

Plums aren't exactly low carb though, are they?!

Blackjackcrossed · 10/05/2014 07:01

You need to eat plenty of veg!

hmc · 14/05/2015 16:50

Resurrecting this zombie thread - because 2 weeks into a low carb diet I am having bowel movements infrequently (2 or 3 days apart) - despite drinking water and eating veg.

hmc · 14/05/2015 19:16

Well, that went well

SayraT · 14/05/2015 23:02

Are you just going less often than normal hmc or are you actually constipated? I go much less frequently on a LC WOE than a "normal" WOE. I think it is because there is less waste, my body uses everything I give it.

Boardingblues · 14/05/2015 23:04

I take psyllium husk capsules…. works well for me!

hmc · 16/05/2015 06:43

Sayra - I used to go x1 per day - now it can go two days or three but I don't feel constipated.... Maybe that is it - less waste and nothing to worry about

Thanks Boarding, I could try that

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