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Been eating Greek yogurt lately, peanut butter...now constipated
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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 night 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.

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rohvannyn responded:
Rather than that, it would be helpful for you to add some fiber to your diet in a non grain form. I have constipation problems when I am on a high protein low grain/carb diet because the food I eat produces less residue and doesn't move through my system as well. So have some celery with your peanut butter. Or kale. Or Romaine lettuce. Or anything leafy/fibrous. It will help you out. Also, don't be too worried about animal fat with this kind of diet, you need a little to keep you lubricated and keep your brain working.
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