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Does anyone else find SF makes them constipated?

Gerry

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S: 21st5lb C: 19st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 42.3 Loss: 2st1lb(9.7%)
#1
I've been on SF for about a month now, and I'm finding it is making me really constipated. I'm struggling to 'go' every day and feeling really uncomfortable. My surgeon (I'm down to have a gastric bypass) has given me Xenical which are known to cause dioreah but they don't have any effect. I feel like I'm trying to give birth every time I try to 'go'. Anyone got any tips or had the same problem?
 
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MummyEm

Slowly but surely!
S: 17st5.5lb C: 16st5lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 1st0.5lb(5.95%)
#2
Im having this problem too, as well as others, I was just hoping it was my body getting used to the changes but if you still have it after a month maybe its not.
 

Gerry

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S: 21st5lb C: 19st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 42.3 Loss: 2st1lb(9.7%)
#4
I took a Xenical with my second shake yesterday. It kind of 'got things moving' a bit. Hubby said there is some medication that helps relieve constipation without causing dioreah.....anyone know what it may be called ?

I'm trying to eat a bit more fruit between shakes. See if that helps, although my fluid intake is not good, so perhaps more fluid may help, even if it does make me pee like a racehorse :giggle:
 
#5
Gerry, before I started having a bit of a reaction, I was having some bean-based tinned soup, and that could help. Was amazed at how substantial they were and yet few calories. Also have been eating a couple of pieces of fruit most days, as you mentioned.

Hope you sort it out.
 

missal

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S: 14st10lb C: 14st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 35.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
Would you mind telling me what soups you have body mass index?
Would be great to have a low cal soup for those really hungry moments!
 

nexangelus

Carpe diem, baby!
S: 11st0lb C: 9st4lb BMI: 21.6 Loss: 1st10lb(15.58%)
#7
fibreclear, fybogel, senokot fibre sachets, fibre sure or plain old psyllium husks from Holland and Barrett and the like...
 
#8
Would you mind telling me what soups you have body mass index?
Would be great to have a low cal soup for those really hungry moments!
Hello, Missal. My local supermarket is a Sainsbury's and I've tried a couple of their soups. One was in a pouch, in their Taste the Difference Range. It was chorizo and bean, and only 164 for the serving (I had it with a bread roll, brown bread for dinner). The other was in a tin and was something like bacon and three bean soup.

Both were delicious, and I think that the Taste the Difference one even counted towards TWO portions of vegetables. However, I've not been able to find it again, must be too popular.
 


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