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centrexboy 11-20-2010 06:42 PM

YIKES!!!! Constipation on Stillman Diet
Hi ladies and gents, I just started Stillman Diet last week so far 15 lbs gone. My only concern is the constipation. I have been drinking more than the 8 glasses recommended by the plan and the nothing just lots of peeing. I was wondering if you can have a drink of Metamucil or Colon Cleanse? In his book he suggests laxatives but I'm nervous that I will take it then get even more constipated. Let me know if any of you have this problem and what you've done. Thanks alot.

aleriaaa 11-21-2010 12:22 PM

Hi Joe!! Congrats on the 15 pounds gone! Glad you joined us in the November thread! I didnt even spot this until now! I am by no means an expert but unless you are uncomfortable or in pain, it is very normal to "not go" for days and days. I dont remember reading about laxatives in the book, but sometimes a little extra fat will get things moving. After a few weeks/months on Stillmans/meat only, I typically go once a week.

You are doing so well for your first week! Keep us posted and keep it up!!

centrexboy 11-21-2010 05:26 PM

Thanks, for the information. I was going to take mineral oil but was kind of following the whole low fat-no fat rule. Nice to know, and happy to be on board with such a great group of people.

ouizoid 11-21-2010 05:34 PM

magnesium supplements help tremendously--

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