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Get rid of constipation fast

Postby laughing_sheep » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:01 am

Have any of you experienced constipation while trying to lose weight? I did yesterday and it was terrible. All of my usual tricks didn't work- I had 3 black coffees with artificial sweetener, 3 apples, 500g of steamed vegies- and still nothing! I googled how to get rid of constipation fast and read that prunes and licorice might help (of course there wasn't A SINGLE PRUNE in the fridge when there usually is). So I walked to coles and bought some prunes and licorice.

Another thing I bought was some diet fizzy drink. Now I'm not sure why this works for me- drinking half to a whole bottle of diet fizzy drink (not cola) usually almost always works! So I got out of coles and it was pouring with rain, nowhere to sit down and drink the diet drink (and no way was I lugging it home in the rain).

I got to the toilets, hung up my bags and took out the fizzy drink, opened it...and it sprayed everywhere in the cubicle! haha. That didn't stop me, and I proceeded to drink half the bottle. And finally, finally- I had 'movement at the station'. Gosh it was a relief!

I hadn't even eaten any of the prunes or licorice. Now I know this is a bit of too much information, however I am sharing this in the hopes that it might help someone else who is experiencing alot of discomfort from constipation.
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby e&me » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:01 am

Thanks for the tip, will try that next time (pity I did not know that trick the other day! lol)
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby laughing_sheep » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:14 pm

Haha, you're welcome! I think the trick is to try and drink it all at once or as quickly as you possibly can. I'm not really sure why it works- it might be the artificial sweetener in it or it might be because the drink is quite acidic.

Another note: because soft drinks are very acidic (yes, even diet ones with no sugar) they can destroy tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay. For this reason I recommend that you drink some water (or swish and swallow the water) immediately after or as soon as possible after drinking the fizzy drink so that you rinse your teeth of the diet drink- thus lowering your risk of destroying precious tooth enamel. :D
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby brendan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:31 pm

I add a few spoonfuls of Cider Vinegar to my drinking water. I usually have two bottles I sip on during the day: one with the vinegar and one without. Much the same story regarding the acidity, some reports of it lowering the blood sugar levels too.
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby Princess Juki » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:27 pm

...I find a bit of psyllium husk keeps everything OK.
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby Carley » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:55 pm

I think maybe you need to question why you are constipated and work on that :)
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby laughing_sheep » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:06 pm

Yeah over the past couple of days I've been eating prunes and today I had four bowel movements! Amazing. From now on I'm including prunes in my diet.
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby brendan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:10 pm

I had a bit of constipation today - I went to my daughter's place for dinner, and she serviced up schnitzel, chips and salad. My poor stomach is not used to the oil any more and it went right through me (or at least dislodged whatever was in there!) So a bit of oil might do the trick! :?
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby Awaha » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:43 pm

keep yourself hydrated.... drink lots of water during the day will keep the production line lubricated and moving smoothly with no back up at the dispatch depot later on :mrgreen:
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby dearne » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:42 am

i used to get that problem, except if i didnt have constipation i had diahorea (now thats painful) or really really bad wind. ive been taking metamucil with breakfast on my work days and that seems to be helping, although i do sometimes get the really bad wind. this might help in the regular sense without having to change diet much (mine goes in with my morning juice, yummy)
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Re: Get rid of constipation fast

Postby Awaha » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 pm

I also take Metamucils for morning and night... however, you are still required to keep yourself well hydrate as it still needs the water to keep it fluffed up and moving...
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