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    Several doctors have told me that I’m “not constipated” because I do go about once a day. My problem is my bowel movements themselves. They ALWAYS either come out as diarrhea/very loose, or in hard little pellet balls. Never one solid piece, or easy to pass. I know that something is wrong, and I know it has to do with my metabolism.

    I just don’t know what to do to make it better! I went from eating ~1200 calories a day for a couple years to just recently upping it to 2000. I have seen minor improvements, but my constipation and acne are still lingering. Does that mean I need to eat more? Is there anything specific that could be causing my abnormal bowel movements?

    Jungle Peanut

    I’m also interested in knowing about this.


    I don’t think 2000 is enough to be honest. I am a male, 5’7 and I’m technically supposed to eat about 2300 a day, but I find if I only do that I have all the traits of a guy with slow metabolism. Once I upped it to about 3500 I’ve been getting MUCH better, and really really quickly too. My constipation/excessive foul gas, loose stools, etc, have almost completely disappeared within two days of this! Honestly, up the calories to at least 2800 or so. And also, DONT DRINK TOO MUCH WATER! I think this really helped me too, especially avoiding water while eating. That just dilutes our digestive enzymes, which isn’t good.
    Hope that helps. At least give upping the calories a try. What’s the worst that can happen doing that for a week?
    Best of luck.


    Personally I drink a glass of soda/water/milk with most of my meals and I’m pooping it out 11-12 hrs later usually so I wouldn’t worry about that. I’m also getting 3500-4000 cals a day.

    As for acne if you really really can’t stand it maybe try eliminating dairy
    or what this girl did


    Considering the fact that you’re recovering from some pretty restrictive eating patterns I doubt 2000 calories is enough for you.

    Like pod, I drink something with all my meals. I’ve tried not as I’ve read plenty about how it hinders digestion but I just don’t find eating nearly as enjoyable without something to drink. I am seeing much more regular elimination patterns anyway so I suspect as the metabolism improves the gut starts working better the fluid consumed with food has less impact. Though I do still avoid plain water and prefer to drink something with significant calories.


    You’re right. I didn’t mean not to drink ANYTHING with a meal. But I just know that I used to overdo it severely – like two full glasses at least with my meal, and half of those meals usually consisted of cold foods (i.e. foods high in water). So if I drink during a meal, it’s small quantities, and I tend toward whole milk or something like that.


    take magnesium glycinate and your constipation issues will be forever gone.

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