Advice re constipation

Zozozela

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S: 17st9lb C: 17st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 38.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi, I am starting again tomorrow on the total solution plan. I can get in to the diet ok but usually by day 5 I haven't been to the loo and end up coming off the diet so I can get my system moving again. It really does become agonisingly painful.

So, the adviceI need does anyone know of a gentle laxative that I could take every few days to prevent it getting bad. I was wondering whether fybrogel is OK with this diet as I know it is gentle - I don't want anything too purging. I will drink more water than recommended to help me but that didn't work last time.

Thanks, wish me luck!
 
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S: 16st2lb C: 14st10lb G: 12st12lb Loss: 1st6lb(8.85%)
Hi there Zozoela, I've just started Exante this week and also had this problem, though I wasn't in pain. I used some Dulcolax overnight capsules to get myself going (and be warned it is VERY effective) and then have started taking psyllium husks from Holland and Barrett, 2 capsules 3 times a day, and it seems to have sorted the problem. Hope that helps.
 

Bean An Tí

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S: 16st4.4lb C: 15st13lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 0st5.4lb(2.36%)
I found a cap of duclolax always helped me.
Or if all else fails I cook mushrooms as they don't agree with me so always clear me out 😂
 

bubblebabeuk

Exante Weightloss Ninja!
S: 20st12lb C: 17st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 43.9 Loss: 3st2lb(15.07%)
I add half a teaspoon of psyllium husk powder to each pack. Doesnt affect the flavour and combats the constipation issue.

It was recommended by a cambridge consultant I think years ago, they even sold it in tubs labelled fiber. Much cheaper in amazon and the same darn stuff.

It's also worth bearing in mind that there isn't a large amount going in, so less will come out if you know what I mean. You might not be as regular as you were.

I find the pysillum husk makes me go every day.
 

La Follia

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S: 17st7lb C: 16st4lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36.8 Loss: 1st3lb(6.94%)
Joining in a bit late here, but adding extra fibre has got to be better and safer than laxatives. The psyllium husk is good, but I use inulin as well, that helps with feeling less hungry too. To be used with caution until you get accustomed to it!
 

AliGal

Eating Like A Bear plus!
S: 22st10.6lb C: 19st5lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 43.7 Loss: 3st5.6lb(14.94%)
I got a kilo of inulin for a recipe. Now I'm low carb I was wondering how to use it as it's good for good gut bacteria. So II'll be using it for a little sweetness. Apparently it's also good for yeast recipes. Too much - and my gut disagrees!
 




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