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Old 06-17-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Quadraplegics and low carb

I know someone who is a high functioning quadraplegic and who is over weight. They have indicated they would like to lose weight. I mentioned without really thinking how much Ive lost since Christmas and this person wants to know how Ive done it.

Normally I'd be happy to share but a factor that makes me reluctant it the output issue. Low carb has a tendancy to slow things up in the bathroom area and for quadraplegics, regular bowel motions can be a factor is maintaining good health.

Ive been doing google searchs but frankly theres nothing there excluding a blog that seems to be about one girl who has recently become paralised, and one nutrition guide advising against low carb because of all the normal reasons nutitionists dont like people low carbing

Has anyone else expereince with this at all? I cant give much detail about this person for privacy reasons sorry.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I would tell them that your experience with low carb has included slower bowel movements (mine has always been the opposite, so I wouldn't assume), and ask them if they're still interested. The person is an adult and can make their own decision.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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One gal I know did WW..It made a huge difference in the way she looked and helped her dh lift her..

Encourage this person with LC..The bowel movements can be helped with magnesium..And, unless, you "know" their routine, they may have no problem that way anyway..
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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I know their routine quite well. They did WW a few years ago and said it helped with portion control, but not much weight was lost.

I found a quadraplegic forum where the topic was discussed briefly, sadly the forum doesnt seem to work anymore, and the one page didnt go into much detail

I think maybe I will tell them, but just point out that for a lot of people output drops a lot, partially because of less fiber, and partially because the body tends to use more of the food going in.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Also consider recommending JUDDD. Many of the best losers on JUDDD did so with no exercise which clearly will be a factor. I've been JUDDDing since mid-January and it has not affected my potty habits at all, except when there is some sort of extraneous factor like being on medication or something.
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