Hey what's up.
So basically I'm cutting right now and I'm eating close to 40g of fiber through vegetables and what not everyday while drinking copious amounts of water.
I weigh 150, my macros are 200g protein, 150g carbs, 50g fat for the day and my protein sources are egg whites, whey, chicken, and tilapia.
What I don't get is I don't get bowel movements frequently, sometimes up to like 3 days and it kind of freaks me out. When I do, I have to put quite a bit of effort into it and it's not even like one of those super clean quick ones. They're normal sized stools. I'm eating a lot of fiber, at least I think I am, but it's just chillin' inside me and takes forever to move out.
Also, the thing is though, I notice when I have a cheat day, the following day is a guaranteed poop. Not sure why.
Am I getting enough fiber? Is a high protein diet slower to digest than normal diets?
I've also thought about it being related to stress but anyone else have something similar going on?
Thread: Eating lots of fiber but no poop
04-25-2011, 06:13 PM #1
Eating lots of fiber but no poop
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I get the same problem when on a cut, probably due to the reduced volumes of foods.
I notice that constipation problems get alot better after I started IF, lol especially the morning after last night's feastIIFYM - Try to get most of your macros from whole foods. They are high in micronutrients and are needed to maintain overall health
04-25-2011, 09:53 PM #9
You need more fat if you want smoother bowel movements. Saturated fat is especially good for helping you poop easier. I don't think your macros need to be so lopsided in favor of very high protein intake, moderate carbs, and very low fat intake. I would consider borrowing a few macros from protein and carbs to up your fats.
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As Jval said, if you recently increased your fiber quickly, then your body just needs time to adjust.
I would try increasing fat though......
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There's two kinds of fiber
insoluble and soluble you need more soluble all those fibaz are probably insoluble
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04-26-2011, 04:43 PM #18
I eat the Atkins bars once a day if I think I'm low on fiber. I think it is because of the fats, but they work.*"Obession is just a word the lazy try to call the dedicated"*--not mine, but a great quote!
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