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Been eating Greek yogurt, peanut butter, now constipation...
cindigal posted:
I started to eat for the better; buy non-fat Greek yogurt when I shop (quart of it). I will buy frozen fruit and make smoothie with yogurt almost every morning. My goal is to cut alot of carbs in my diet and I used to eat cereal in the morning and I look labels all the time and most cereals have lot of carbs, even the fiber rich ones. I have noticed that with cutting on some carbs and eating yogurt, peanut butter or nuts I am constipated. Once in a awhile I have to take gentle laxative on night time so I will go the next day. I also taking more water, I keep a gallon of water in the fridge and drink with my water bottle, I refill it a few times a day, so I thought it (water) would regulate me no matter what. I took two laxatives last and I did have relief this morning, but.....only one time. I am drinking more water so i will go alot more but it hasn't happened. Should I back off on the yogurt, peanut butter, and or nuts for a while.

keirad responded:
I eat a small bowl of oatmeal (not the instant variety) every morning which consist of low glycemic carbs and are also are a good source of fiber which keeps me regular. Your body needs 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories you consume. You can boost your fiber intake by adding fruit and nuts to your oatmeal or yogurt. I personally love to add blueberries and pecans. Eating whole nuts is better than peanut butter while I also think since you're on a low carb diet you should eat full-fat greek yogurt. Your body would use the fat for energy and not store it. And it tastes better. I hope this helps.
suzatonic responded:
Yes! Here's a link to a great article on the subject, "Common Constipation Culprits" and dairy and nuts are two of the five items. And a lot of the commenters mention problems with Greek yogurt. I commend your efforts to cut carbs. I too try to eat low-carb, but have found that good old fashioned eggs and bacon are my best options in the morning. You would be surprised how many carbs are hiding in your fruity-yogurt smoothie! Good luck! p.s. The article is great, but the site as a whole is a great resource for low carb diets. It's one of my faves.

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