VLCD and the GI tract.....

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by Carmel Curves, 22 January 2011 Social URL.

  1. Carmel Curves

    Carmel Curves New Member

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    I know this might sound horrible but is anyone else who is on a meal replacement diet (that mostly consist of shakes) having problems with constipation?
     
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    Dreamer Gold Member

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    I tend to get the opposite problem, but I hear a lot of people have the issue you're having. Someone will be along shortly I'm sure to advise what you can take for it
     
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    Yes, big time, so I am getting a small enema kit because I do not want to take anymore chemical laxatives. Even when there is not much in my colon, the feeling pf constipation can ensure that I am grumpy all day..the worst thing is the urge to eat just to get something moving through.


    Bella
     
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    Thats probably the single most common side effect of a VLCD if you look around the board of any of them on here theres always 'toilet conversations'
     
  6. Carmel Curves

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    Well, I'm happy to see I'm not alone. I dis go to GNC and bought some colon cleanse it's all herbs like psyllium husk powder and senna leaf powder. The only problem I have with that is you have to take four capsules four times a day for ten days......
     
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    way too much to do
     
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    Hi CC, try fibrogrl, you can get it at the pharmacy or online. Mkae sure you don't get the orange flavoured one though(even though it tastes better!) as this has sugars and citric acid in it.
    You should check out the lipotrim forum, you'll find some grest information(and support) there....that's where i live!...
    Hope this helps x
     
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    Carmel Curves New Member

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    @Chicachica thank you for that information I will try that. B/c tegus is bot something I'm willing to deal with everyday.
     
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