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1st week on SW and incredably constipated.

#2
I've been more constipated since doing SW, but I put that down to eating much more fibre and bulky veg, and cutting out rubbish. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, I drink no added sugar orange as an alternative to water. On the very odd occasion I have taken a laxative just to get things going.
 

pesty

Fighting the bulge
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#5
I know how you feel been there myself. Lots of water and a walk might get it going. Or other than that you could try senokot overnight? I sometimes use glycerine suppositiries from the chemist but he told me to use them as a last resort they do get things moving within a few mins usually.
 

pesty

Fighting the bulge
#6

haha!! wondered where u were lol, ive added my thread from last week so everyone that reads this will know all about your poo lovin!! lol

:sick0019:
 
#7
Lol! Well they do say if there's 3 or more people having a discussion it always turns to sex or poo! I have noticed that it actually is true! Well in my circle lol
 
#13
I agree - lots of water and a couple of activia a day!
Basically, fibre is just stuff that goes through without being digested as such. If you're eating lots of fibre, then you need more fluids to flush it through.
 
#16
Totally agree Auctivia is great.
Someone mentioned it on another thread 2 weeks ago and i have one everyday now. Have had no further constipated or bloated episodes.:D

Also plenty water, beetroot & grapes helps.
I also avoid banana now as i find the bung me up.
 

pesty

Fighting the bulge
#17
Activia is good but it does take a few days before it starts working! I agree with the above grapes and beetroot are also good and lots of water. I also started eating prunes as i realised i wasnt using my HEX
 
#18
so responding with my massage therapist hat on......

dehydration is the most common cause of constipation - try and aim for 1.5lts of water (or sugar free and caffeine free alternatives)

try massaging your tummy in a clockwise direction (head being 12 o'clock and toes being 6) - it encourages movement along the colon in the right direction

squats - this internally massages your colon to encourage movement

and of course eating more fruit and veg (and I find quorn has a colon moving effect for me!)

enjoy :rolleyes:
 
#19
when i started i was for a few weeks :S was awful, but glad put up with it. now take alli aswell as following sw, as makes me regular as the diet was having bad effect.
 


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