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Sorry for the TMI, but I really do need help. What are some good foods to eat if you are constipated? I can't go! I already took fiber and even a few probiotic tablets, and I ate a huge salad today. It doesn't seem to be working. What should I eat?
Fri. Aug 10, 9:05pm
I was reading that fiber is slowly digested so it actually takes longer for it to digest so that doesnt really help. You need some fat.
Friday, August 10, 2007, 9:13 PM
Spicy food (specifically chilis) speed digestion.
Coffee works for an awful lot of folks.
My mom swears by apple juice or sauce.
Running gives new runners the "trots" within 15 minutes - try jogging.
Friday, August 10, 2007, 9:47 PM
watermelon.... if i eat a lot of watermelon it clears me right up by morning!
Friday, August 10, 2007, 10:48 PM
coffee every morning works for me :)
Friday, August 10, 2007, 11:50 PM
tried coffee....this is the next day and still no luck. My problem may be worse than I thought. Had spicy food the day befre yesterday. I'll try apple juice... I think I have some. And watermelon only makes me pee....
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 8:10 AM
Dried fruit -- in particular raisins, apricots, and prunes -- are wonderful. If you like juice, try prune juice. Good luck
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 9:10 AM
If you want better advice, give us a complete and honest list of the foods you are eating.
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 9:20 AM
I guess if all else fails you could try an exlax. It will help with the discomfort you are in now. Avoid bananas! :)
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 9:35 AM
What I ate yesterday
protein shake 100
metamucil crackers 120
organic fruit and nut bar 170
romaine lettuce 50
tuna from packet 100
other veggies 50
parmesan cheese and carrot salad 50
slice cantoloupe 20
tomato, cucumber, 2 slices melon 80
omlette with 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 slice lorraine cheese (ate half) 110
decaf with skim milk
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:12 AM
Whenever I'm constipated, I pop open a can of fat free refried beans and eat a serving. Normally I don't like canned food but I keep a couple cans handy for this very thing. I also drink a lot of water and go for a walk to aid in digestion. After a few hours, this does the trick for me. Good luck.
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:29 AM
I know it's not the best thing in the world to eat, but Hot Tamales (the candy) works for me!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:53 PM
There are a few things that work for me and most of my family.
The number one is cabbage. I put cabbage in lots of different foods so that you can't even tell it's there and my mom is always asking "what did I eat that woudld do this?"
Pasta but large amounts of it does it for me.
I have recently found that coffee does too.
Dried prunes for sure but it may take a few.
There are pills you can get from a pharmacy. Docusate is what moms were called. It helps but you may have to take a few ask the pharmacist.
Oh and oatmeal.
I think it's the bulk of many foods. But it doesn't take much cabbage to work for me. Either cooked or uncooked.
For a low cal side dish I "Fry" in Pam shredded cabbage and an onion sliced. Salt and pepper to taste. If you like you can add a tiny bit of splenda to take the edge off if it seems slighly bitter but I like it the way it is.
Hope that helps.
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 11:20 PM
Prune juice works all the time, a couple of 8oz in a day usually does the trick. I would avoid the exlax and go for the milk of mag if your going to go that route. Lots of water.
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 1:52 AM
OP- looking at what you eat maybe you should add complex carbs like oatmeal ( not instant), brown rice or black soy beans. I'm on a low carb plan and when I add a little of these foods, things move along a lot easier.
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 7:44 AM
fruit, fruit, fruit.
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 7:53 AM
Yeah...go for real fiber. If you are several days in call your MD...they can give you stronger stuff. There are suppositories too and the last resort is the enima.
A friend of mine swears by hot prune juice and walking around for about 10 minutes.
But if you have long term miserable constipation get some medical help. Hope you feel better soon!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 8:13 AM
Cherries always do it for me.
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 9:45 AM
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