Water!!

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by truffleshuffle, 30 January 2010 Social URL.

  1. truffleshuffle

    truffleshuffle Full Member

    Posts:
    313
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st1lb
    Current Weight:
    16st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    I am struggling sooooo much to drink my water at the moment, i have been like it for the past week!!

    I dont know whats wrong with me but I just cant drink it all, I think im prob only having 1.5 litres a day!!

    I am also very constipated and i know not having all the water wont help it at all!!

    Will this affect my weight loss??

    Also can anyone recommend laxatives??

    Thanks xx
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. NewDawn

    NewDawn Bring on the trumpets

    Posts:
    520
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    15st10lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st4lb(8.18%)
    I dunno if this may help...............but I have a volvic litre bottle which up until last week I was drinking directly from the bottle......I was only managing 2 -2.5 litres a day.....then I started using a cup...not a glass (don't ask why???)....and drinking water became easier...drinking 3-4 litres now!

    I cannot recommend any laxatives.....have had no problem in this department....sorry :(
     
  4. Traceyb

    Traceyb Full Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    16st0lb
    Current Weight:
    14st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(6.7%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi, Have you tried drinking it through a straw. I find I drink it pints at a time without noticing. Or as suggested a sports bottle?

    I have started taking the Fibre supplement and that has helped me as I was suffering as well.

    x x
     
  5. ber-297

    ber-297 Full Member

    Posts:
    303
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    17st10lb
    Current Weight:
    10st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st7lb(42.34%)
    Diet:
    low carb
    also find it very very hard to get the water in i struggle every day and havent reached target in the last 4 days
     
  6. fed-up-and-fat

    fed-up-and-fat hoping for a good loss

    Posts:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(26.17%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Movicol is a fantastic laxative, is very gentle on the bowel. It works by drawing water into the bowel which in turn softens the poo.

    Will take a few days of taking to work well, but don't be disheartened, it does work. Might be that you need to take a couple of sachets a day until you start going properly and then at the first sign of constipation after that start on one a day.

    You can get movicol over the counter, although quite expensive I believe. However your gp might prescribe it for you which would work out cheaper.

    As for the water, I too struggle but make a concerted effort to get 2litres of water down a day. I use a pint glass and as soon as I have finished one I fill it ready to sup on.

    The thing is we need to drink at least 2litres of water as we are not eating and so not getting the liquid in our diet now. The water will also help with the constipation. I know it isn't in the rule lol, but maybe try using tea and coffee for now to make up the 2 litres if you really can't stomach it all as water. At least then you are getting the fluid into you and you can try and up the water over a period of time. With me the 2 litres of water has becme a habit now. I have a pint when I get up, a pint around lunch time, another mid afternoon and the last about 5pm. This way I know any extra I drink is a bnus.

    Hope you get de-bunged (that is a technical term you know pmsl) and manage to up the fluid intake.

    Charlie xx
     
  7. truffleshuffle

    truffleshuffle Full Member

    Posts:
    313
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st1lb
    Current Weight:
    16st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Thanks everyone!

    Charlie I could not bring myself to drink movicol or anything that requires me to drink any sort of liquid, I am a big kid in this department and cant even have cough medicine without it making me retch!!

    Do you know if I can have Senna tablets???

    thanks x
     
  8. Chlo

    Chlo Silver Member

    Posts:
    963
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    15st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st6lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13lb(5.7%)
    Diet:
    LL / CD
    I go through stages with the water, some weeks I can drink 4 litres and others I am forcing myself to drink 2. For me I set targets. I have a 1 litre bottle that I have to get through before I leave work and I just glug at it thoughout the day, so long as I drink at least that I only have 1 and a half litres at home which is manageable. Any extra water at work is a bonus, and some days I can drink 3 litres at work.

    I struggled at the beginning as I was drinking water out of the fridge, and found that room temperature water was easier to get down.

    I also drink out of bottles as I like to see how much I have left.
     
  9. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Yes you can :)

    I struggled with water when I dieted at this time of year. Found my answer with having it hot :clap:

    As well as other suggestion from above, try walking around with it. Where you go, your water bottle goes and keep taking sips. Add a little extra water to your shakes or soups. Keep a glass of water by your bed for when you wake.
     
  10. fed-up-and-fat

    fed-up-and-fat hoping for a good loss

    Posts:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(26.17%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Just be careful with Senna as research shows it can cause the bowel to become lazy with long term use. You might be better with Dulcolax if you can't drink Movicol then. Dulclax can be a bit evil, but doesn't cause the side effect of sluggish bowels.

    Hope you find something that helps xx
     
  11. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Constipation

    It's best to take a constipation preventer before the problem starts, though don't take it if you are already constipated.

    Preventers: A teaspoon of Cambridge fibre, or 2 teaspoons of something like fibresure a day throughout the diet is safe and usually keeps thing moving.

    If you do get constipation, stop the preventative immediately and use a laxative. Most laxatives are fine, though avoid ducolax as it's too harsh for a VLCD. Sennokot or movicol with a backup (excuse the pun LOL) of a glycerine supp. if necessary.

    You shouldn't take laxatives regularly as the bowels will get lazy and you'll end up depending on them

    So, if you have constipation now, try the sennokot or movicol (with or without a suppository). You can get sennokot as tablets, and when the blockage is gone use fibre to prevent it returning.
     
  12. LuvPink

    LuvPink Full Member

    Posts:
    127
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    12st8lb
    Current Weight:
    12st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st8lb
    Lost(%):
    0st1lb(0.57%)
    Diet:
    WW
  13. loulou6

    loulou6 Member

    Posts:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    16st2lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st2lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(15.49%)
    i find drinking sparkling water much easier, have you tried that?
     
  14. truffleshuffle

    truffleshuffle Full Member

    Posts:
    313
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st1lb
    Current Weight:
    16st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    thanks KD & Charlie for the poo tips lol!!! And thanks to everyone else!! I am going to try the hot water tips!

    On a plus side I have just made a choc mousse with max a mousse and wow it was just divine!!!!

    :) xxx
     
  15. fed-up-and-fat

    fed-up-and-fat hoping for a good loss

    Posts:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st4lb
    Current Weight:
    13st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st11lb(26.17%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    love MAM, is great with the butterscotch too
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...