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    Constipation with High Protein diets

    Ok, so this is a poop thread..

    I'm always interested in how others are able to keep regular with a high protein diet..

    I really try to stay away from laxatives, but sometimes, well ... it gets to be too much..

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    Question is...

    do you have a diet supplement, or routine that helps??

    thanks

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    Eat more fiber. That's usually the problem for most people, they get constipated because of a lack of fiber in there diet.

    If you're trying to keep your carb intake low, then there is a good chance you're not getting enough fiber to stay regular.

    Get yourself a good fiber supplement, such as Konsyl...you can get that at any CVS...or something similar somewhere else.

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    I found fiber soluble that works well and is tasteless..

    eating way too much protein and green beans don't seem to help..

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    lots of veggies helps. but even that doesnt do it all the way for me. not unless i i eat enough greens to make me look distended as palumbo/atwood/kovacs ! hahah. i find taking some psyllium caps after each big protein feeding helps quite a bit. just remember to drink a big glass of water at each meal too !

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    Agree with Tbombz, and AJ! More water and fiber is your problem. The amount you think you need and the amount you actually may be two different things. 1-2 gallons a day is what most will need when training hard. This with more fiber should keep you regular unless there is something else going on. Good luck

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    I would love to hear recommendations for fiber supplements that do not cause major bloating and/or gas.

    I am taking Fibercon, which is "fiber therapy" in tablet form. Two in the morning and two at bed. It seems to work well and not bloat me out. However, I do like to use a regular psylium (sp?) fiber supp when I start cutting down on my veggie intake, and esp as the show grows nearer, and when I carb deplete.

    I used Metamucil powder for the last few weeks of my prep for the NAs, and I loved it (because it was one of the few things in my diet that actually had flavor ), but I found that it bloated me quite a bit.

    I tried the sugar free fiber wafers - FiberOne sugar free strawberry - 2 wafers is 4 g inulin fiber. They are tasty but they give me AWFUL gas. (sorry LOL but they do, and girls get gas too! ) So they have been eliminated from further use.

    Someone (who was trying to sell me the product) told me that Palumbo's fiber supplement doesn't cause bloating or gas at all, but I wasn't interested at the time in paying for his fiber if there are other, cheaper ones on the market that are just as good.

    Any other recs? No bloat, please!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spywizard View Post
    Ok, so this is a poop thread..

    I'm always interested in how others are able to keep regular with a high protein diet..

    I really try to stay away from laxatives, but sometimes, well ... it gets to be too much..
    Doesn't affect me at all, I poop exactly the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by kale View Post
    Doesn't affect me at all, I poop exactly the same
    Same here........ that you mate??

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    You ever drink your post-workout shake from your shaker cup then toss it in the back seat and forget it for a couple of days ? It becomes smelly concrete.

    I usually put a tablespoon of Benefiber in my morning coffee and in my protien shake for p/wo. No bloat, and I poop like a seagull....
    Who turned up the gravity ?

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