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Can Constipation cause weight gain? 2 weeks ago I weighed 154 now I weigh 160...Should I drink more water and more PB&J?

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  • MKEgal
    MKEgal Posts: 3,250 Member
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    kipferfox5 wrote:
    Can Constipation cause weight gain?
    Yes. You're adding food to the body and not removing waste.
    2 weeks ago I weighed 154 now I weigh 160
    If you haven't pooped at all in 2 weeks, go see a doctor.
    Should I drink more water and more PB&J?
    More water, yes. And exercise, and fiber.
    Metamucil 3 times a day, fruit, veggies, whole grains.
    Consider a dose of miralax every day for a week or so, and a stool softener.

    But have you added up how many calories are in a PBJ? A couple hundred for the bread, a couple hundred for the PB, maybe 100 for the jam... It's not a diet food, by any stretch of the imagination.
    Maybe take a closer look at your CICO, measure your food, etc.

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  • Want2bthin135
    Want2bthin135 Posts: 30 Member
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    I don't think PB&J is the answer, Peanut butter doesn't help you "go".

    Add things with fiber and plenty of water, but as the original poster said if you haven't "been" in 2 weeks see a doctor.
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
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    kipferfox5 wrote: »
    Can Constipation cause weight gain? 2 weeks ago I weighed 154 now I weigh 160...Should I drink more water and more PB&J?

    Lots of things can cause the number on the scale to go up.
    Hormones (period, ovulation...)
    Sodium (did you have a lot yesterday?)
    Constipation (probably not 6LBs, or you'd be hella miserable.
    Dehydration.
    lots of things.

    How does PBJ fit?