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What's with the loose stools? LOL...

MomLarisaMomLarisa Posts: 63Member Member Posts: 63Member Member
Yeah, I know, TMI. I'm not about to go to a Dr about this right now, but what's with the loose stools? I've been working out a lot more and running, and for months now (since January), basically since I started running I've had loose stools. It's not awful, but it's kind of annoying. What gives? I'm also slow loosing a couple more pounds if that matters and I've up'd my fruit and vegetable intake. Shouldn't my body have adjusted to the new norm by now? I don't really want to eat a bunch of rice and bread since I'm still trying to lose and then I can't hit my protein needs. Suggestions? Is this normal? Will I at least go back to normal once I hit maintenance?

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  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,425Member Member Posts: 8,425Member Member
    Movement plus fiber from fruits and vegg = smooth, sometimes too smooth movements :)
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 21,576Member Member Posts: 21,576Member Member
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 29,850Member Member Posts: 29,850Member Member
    That sounds more viral or bacterial. Did you try Immodium? I never had a problem with loose stools unless I got some little bug.

    What about a food intolerance, like gluten? Have you thought about that?
  • moonangel12moonangel12 Posts: 444Member, Premium Member Posts: 444Member, Premium Member
    Do you run right after eating? Sometimes the jostling of undigested food can be problematic...

    I suffer from IBS-C and running actually helps keep things moving so maybe someone who is more “normal” might have issues?
  • yirarayirara Posts: 4,369Member Member Posts: 4,369Member Member
    That sounds more viral or bacterial. Did you try Immodium? I never had a problem with loose stools unless I got some little bug.

    What about a food intolerance, like gluten? Have you thought about that?

    Uh.. have you ever tried immodium with a proper viral infection? Don't! it's terrible as your body still wants to purge the virus by pooping, but the bowels are on vacation.
  • MomLarisaMomLarisa Posts: 63Member Member Posts: 63Member Member
    That sounds more viral or bacterial. Did you try Immodium? I never had a problem with loose stools unless I got some little bug.

    What about a food intolerance, like gluten? Have you thought about that?
    I can't imagine it's viral or bacterial. It's been like this for 3 months. I hadn't considered a food intolerance. It would be odd for that to appear out of the blue. It feels diet or exercise related as that's when I started noticing the digestive change. I guess I'm just weird. I had hoped someone else experienced something similar. Maybe it is more diet related, because I have this issue even on non-running days and I don't run right after I eat. Thanks for the ideas though.
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