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Does constipation prevent you from losing?

von_valentinevon_valentine Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
I “go” just small amount every day. I weigh 221 and I’ve ate 1200 calories the last week and I’ve gained .5lbs, I’m assuming it’s because I need to go to the bathroom :(

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  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Posts: 1,118Member Member Posts: 1,118Member Member
    It won't prevent you from burning fat, but it will keep your scale weight a bit static, yes. As will water retention.
  • candylilacscandylilacs Posts: 514Member Member Posts: 514Member Member
    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! And get to walking! Eat a few of fibrous vegetables every day.
  • armyvet25armyvet25 Posts: 45Member Member Posts: 45Member Member
    I “go” just small amount every day. I weigh 221 and I’ve ate 1200 calories the last week and I’ve gained .5lbs, I’m assuming it’s because I need to go to the bathroom :(

    same here, I even went up 2 lbs one day then down 3 the following. Between that and water retention, don't sweat it. I weigh in each day but look at my weekly to determine my results.
  • JenniferM1234JenniferM1234 Posts: 161Member, Premium Member Posts: 161Member, Premium Member
    If you can budget the calories easily, I've found that Fiber One bars do the trick to resolve that problem. :smile:
    edited November 9
  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 3,248Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,248Member, Premium Member
    Weight loss is a long term process. You can't tell anything by a week. Constipation could certainly be affecting the scale. Or soemthign unrelated. A lot causes short term movements up or down in the scale besides fat loss. Give your current plan at least a month before you consider reevaluating.
  • youngmomtazyoungmomtaz Posts: 945Member Member Posts: 945Member Member
    Do you drink protein shakes at all? Or consume pudding or yogurt or cereal? I add a tbsp of uncrushed chia seeds to many things but the items I listed above are super simple to add it to and I like the texture(if you are a thick texture person) they add to things when they are given a chance to soak a bit. I have chronic issues my doc is blaming on so many years of being refused treatment for hypothyroid. Chia helps a little bit without blocking things further for me like some other fibres will.

    Your scale will fluctuate yes, but if you weigh daily you will spot the trends.
  • Jackie9003Jackie9003 Posts: 723Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 723Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    If you can budget the calories easily, I've found that Fiber One bars do the trick to resolve that problem. :smile:

    I love Fibre One bars, I'm not really sure how effective they are but they're certainly worth a try :)
  • brenn24179brenn24179 Posts: 1,801Member Member Posts: 1,801Member Member
    i take magnesium 400 mg, friend at the gym told me Dr Oz says do this and it works.
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