- 1 Post By Atina Lladoog
Not the best of topics but I am really suffering! Not only do I feel bloated all the time but it's really killing my motivation!
When I have a take away or something with my weekly points, I'm fine the next couple of days yet towards weigh in I'm completely bunged so I'm thinking it's a lot to do with the fat content of my diet. I do use olive oil daily rather than fry light however.
I've tried dragging my weekly points out all week but that didn't help as i just end up eating salty snacks plus I like something to look forward to in moderation!
I had a gain last week due to just thinking sod it and eating everything in sight after being sick of the pain but I doubt I'll have any of that weight off despite having a 100% week as I haven't been to the toilet in three days even after taking stool softeners!
It's just been over the last month but I cannot see where my diet has changed.
I total understand. When I change my diet, the first 6 odd weeks is hell! Usually a toilet break (lol) once every 5-6 days. But then normal visits tend to be every 3-4 days.
Are you drinking plenty of water in the last few weeks? I find it does help, and any kind of laxatives (I take senakot 1-2 a week) dehydrate me. It does make you wee more though! I've found that diet drinks don't help with constipation either, so I minimise them to once every 2-3 days. Same with oily foods - I know everyone is different but I just don't get along with oil-based dishes, so many takeaways are off the menu.
Apart from that, all I can suggest is a little warmed prune juice (tried for the first time this week, god it bloated my belly out i looked 8 months preggers but it helped 12hrs later) and up your fibre intake if possible. Fruit isn't always the best thing to eat in larger quantities if your body hadn't been used to it, especially if you have a touch of IBS.
If it is a constant thing though get to your doctor, the discomfort won't do anything for your temperament in the long term
our leader tells us to eat pears if we get it, but you have to eat all the pear, core as well, not just the outside
- Rep Power
Diet: Weight Watchers PP
Start Weight: 11st9lb
Current Weight: 11st4lb
Goal Weight: 8st9lb
Goal Date: Christmas 2011
Start BMI: 29.8
Current BMI: 28.9
Goal BMI: 22.1
Total Weight Loss: 0st5lb
Weight to Lose: 2st9lb
% Lost 3.07%
I find that it helps a lot if I include more veggies and fruits in my diet and less carbs. Drinking a lot of water is also very good. As it comes to supplements, taking magnesium tablets once in a while has been very useful for me too.
10-15? Wow you poor thing must be terrible for you.
Yeah twice a week is a nightmare. Docs not really interested either! They've said as long as it's "normal" for me then there's nothing wrong.
I do find totm helps though, apparently the stomach muscles contracting that helps?! Our bodies are strange things.
are u eating food that is high in fiber? try having a bowl of freash pineapple and grapes i find these fruits esp good for going to the toilet, also try passion fruit it doesnt taste good but is full of pips and that is so good for constipation. if u suffer from ibs then it is probably best talking to ur doc
Take a magnesium supplement every day (300-500mg u'll have to experiment to find the right dose for u - sometimes I have 900mg) n u will poo regularly - once a day. If u have diarrhoea type IBS take a calcium supplement which slows the bowel down.
I've had all the tests n all the meds (laxatives, fibrogel, colpermin, colofac etc) n basically magnesium works! If I miss a day or two I get constipated. X
i'm have a problem with constipation but mine is a medical problem.
the best stool softener i've found is Macrogol, i get it from docs so don't know if it's available off prescription.
be careful not to have too much fibre because if you don't drink enough to cover it ,it'll bung you.
- Rep Power
Diet: WW propoints
Start Date: 7th November 2012
Start Weight: 13st7lb
Current Weight: 11st5.5lb
Goal Weight: 11st7lb
Goal Date: As soon as is sensibly possible
Start BMI: 27.1
Current BMI: 22.9
Goal BMI: 23.1
Total Weight Loss: 2st1.5lb
Weight to Lose: -0st1.5lb
% Lost 15.61%
I have been suffering from constipation to/hard to go when I do- I will try a few of the tips here and see how it improves. Started to take senokot already- drink lots of fluid though mostly in the form of tea- might switch to some to plain water. I did wonder about the lack of oil in diet and had thought to increase that a bit.
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