Always Constipated

by Norma
(BC Canada)

I take stool softerners and try not to go over 3-4 days and then take laxatives, herbals. I'm now trying hi fiber cereal at around 40 G per day and still no relief.
I'm now on silders most of the time and wonder what else I can do?
No weight change in 6 months.

Trying adding more fiber (both soluble and insoluble) to your diet.

The high fiber cereal is high in insoluble fiber.

You can get soluble fiber from beans:

  • Add beans to salads.

  • Make bean burritos with black beans or pinto beans mixed with salsa and melted cheese rolled in a corn tortilla.

  • Top a baked sweet potato with vegetarian bean chili.

  • Serve vegetarian bean chili over salad. Top with salsa for a "taco salad."

  • Try a black bean veggie burger.

  • Make "sloppy joe" meat by mixing canned vegetarian chili with cooked, crumbled ground turkey breast meat.

  • Make a "sloppy joe" by topping a veggie burger with vegetarian bean chili.

You can also get soluble fiber from oatmeal:

Mix oatmeal with cinnamon roll flavored protein powder for a high protein, fiber full breakfast, lunch or dinner. See high protein oatmeal recipe.

And of course, all fruits and vegetables have a mix of soluble and insoluble fibers. Try to have a few bites of either a fruit or a vegetable...or all meals.

And last but not least...

...don't forget to drink all your fluid (between meals): 6-8 cups (48-64 ounces per day)!!

No weight loss? Try keeping a food journal!!

Hope that helps. Keep us updated!

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