Would changing plans help with my bowel problem - sorry TMI!!

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by eatlessweighless, 18 September 2008 Social URL.

  1. eatlessweighless

    eatlessweighless Full Member

    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(4.78%)
    Diet:
    VLCD
    I love this diet, and I have lost 3 and a half stone, but I can't cope with the painful hard bowel problem. I have been in so much pain I could have cried tonight, and I don't want to have to rely on laxatives. I would prefer to introduce more fibre rich foods instead.

    I want to lose another 3 stone, does anyone know if I move up to 1000 cals that a) it will sort my toilet problem and b) I will still continue to lose weight?

    Thank you in advance for your replies!

    Theresa x
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Do you take a constipation preventative such as fibresure or Psyllium husks? I think a lot of people need something a little extra on CD;)
     
  4. Toots

    Toots Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    90
    Diet:
    Exante
    Have you tried the fibre 89? I always have problems - either too loose or blocked up. This time I have been taking it twice a day religiously for nearly 2 weeks and -touch wood - everything is ok

    xx
     
  5. eatlessweighless

    eatlessweighless Full Member

    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(4.78%)
    Diet:
    VLCD
    I can't stomach the husks, but I might give the fibresure a go before I give up completely!

    Thank you KD, I appreciate it.

    Theresa x
     
  6. eatlessweighless

    eatlessweighless Full Member

    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(4.78%)
    Diet:
    VLCD
    Thanks Toots, that reassures me. Will give that or fibresure a go.

    Cheers.

    Theresa x
     
  7. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    The fibre 89 is the same sort of thing as the fibresure. Highly recommended.

    Just put a teaspoon in a shake twice a day, and hey presto ;)

    Doesn't taste of anything. Doesn't change the texture.

    You can even put a teaspoon in your water. It dissolves clear and you wouldn't know you had it in there.

    2 teaspoons a day should be enough. Use regularly. It's not a laxative. It's a preventative so you don't have to use a laxative:cool:
     
  8. Toots

    Toots Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    90
    Diet:
    Exante
    Glad I could help :)

    xx
     
  9. flirty40greeneyes

    flirty40greeneyes Busy busy busy!!

    Posts:
    13,431
    Likes Received:
    665
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    13st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st6lb(9.39%)
    Diet:
    Slim and Save
    What plan are you on?? If you are on 810 having cauliflower/cabbage/sprouts/broccolli instead of salad can help.
     
  10. eatlessweighless

    eatlessweighless Full Member

    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(4.78%)
    Diet:
    VLCD
    I'm on SS+ and I always seem to have salad, so maybe a change of veg would help.

    I knew I could rely on minimins for answers!!

    Theresa x
     
  11. Kippaxmum

    Kippaxmum Back on the wagon

    Posts:
    618
    Likes Received:
    12
    Start Weight:
    14st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(5.61%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    That and the Fibre89. I use the Fibre 89 and so far have been ok. I know what you mean about the painful hard HUGE stools - not nice.

    xxxx
     
  12. Shadaca

    Shadaca Silver Member

    Posts:
    617
    Likes Received:
    7
    Diet:
    CD
    Sprouts.
     
  13. Wilma

    Wilma Silver Member

    Posts:
    703
    Likes Received:
    12
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    I understand what you are suffering. I feel like I am passing chunks of glass at times. The whole experience of 'going' can leave me sore and often bleeding.

    When I am struggling I take Dulco ease. It's not a laxative - it softens the 'stuff' so it's easier to pass. It works within a couple of days for me.

    It's certainly worth a try when you are doing so well on the diet - good luck and happy pooing! LOL
     
  14. Kippaxmum

    Kippaxmum Back on the wagon

    Posts:
    618
    Likes Received:
    12
    Start Weight:
    14st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(5.61%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    I second the dulcoease too. I picked up the wrong stuff the other day (got the dulcolax) and was up from 5am in agony!
    xxx
     
  15. Wilma

    Wilma Silver Member

    Posts:
    703
    Likes Received:
    12
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    LOL - that stuff is evil!!!!!
     
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...
Similar Threads - changing plans help
  1. slimmer sadie
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    365
  2. lovelyle
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    267
  3. Keighleyjo2010
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    513
  4. Caz
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    425
  5. Ti@ra-M@ker
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    408