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Constipation on Leptin Reset?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Ive not been very "regular" after starting the reset.... Im not sure on the carb counts either.. So maybe I'm not eating enough veggies..? Is it 25 carbs or 25 net carbs or 50 carbs? Im confused.. Also this isn't a huge change in diet for me, I've been paleo for about a year and a half, and I drink TONS of water... Help!

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on November 01, 2011
at 01:52 PM

@Quilt, and I'm not trying to be facetious here but, isn't relying on Mg Malate or coconut oil or *anything* for that matter to get the bowel moving point out a flaw in the general way of eating? If one's eating forces one to rely on additional and extra-ordinary supplementation to remove waste is there not a more fundamental issue that is being glossed over?

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on November 01, 2011
at 01:08 PM

Mg probably works via induction of osmotic pressure. If so, then anything else with that property could be used - vitamin C megadose, lactulose, etc..

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:58 PM

I like Mg Malate and coconut oil for this.

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on October 26, 2011
at 04:32 PM

Thank you, I will try this all. Magnesium give me a tummy ache... and makes me bloated..?

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on October 26, 2011
at 04:31 PM

Thank you all so much! thanks so much for clearing up the carb counts too! Magnesium gives me a tummy ache=bad. Any reason for that?

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on October 25, 2011
at 07:24 PM

A whole lotta protein and not much fat will cause constipation. Eat some more fat with your protein breakfast. I suggest a half cup of coconut milk. More fiber will not improve digestion significantly.

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:54 PM

I'd experiment with magnesium if I were you. Dr. Kruse recommends up to 1200mg of it. Does wonders for a lot of things (for me that's better skin, better digestion, better sleep and less stress).

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Plus one........

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Magnesium malate and adding coconut oil is the wy i handle it.

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:20 PM

I alternate between VLC and moderate carbs. The two things that help me the most during the VLC stretches are eating lots of coconut oil... like a spoonful in some coffee or just a spoon at every meal, and taking 2-3 tsp of natural calm (magnesium citrate) every night right before bed. Since I started doing those two things, I've had no issues with constipation on VLC. I was eating plenty of kale and dark leafy greens before and it didn't really help at all.

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Plus one........

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on October 24, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Carbs is net (minus fiber in US). No more than 50 per day, but he does suggest 25-ish if you have a lot to lose. 25 is nearly Atkins induction levels or VLC - which many people tend to get constipated on. I would suggest eating plenty of green veggies and you could skip counting those carbs ala the Jaminet's PHD.

Constipation is usually helped by adding: 1) some carbs 2) veggies 3) water 4) exercise (walking counts) 5) magnesium

I am doing the leptin reset and my carbs are really low 'cuz I'm diabetic. But I don't bother counting them. And I have a little sweet potato/potato/rice once or twice a week (to avoid the dry eyes, of course!).

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 24, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Magnesium malate and adding coconut oil is the wy i handle it.

C14d6e1b6f422db7bb2488d60f8e10c3

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on October 26, 2011
at 04:31 PM

Thank you all so much! thanks so much for clearing up the carb counts too! Magnesium gives me a tummy ache=bad. Any reason for that?

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:56 PM

This works for me, you'll have to try it yourself. When you get up in the morning and are preparing your 50g of protein, drink 750-1000mL of cold water. It's a lot to drink, and your stomach may hurt the first few times (warm empty stomach is not a fan of lots of cold water) but you'll adapt.

10-20 minutes after that, there's usually some "movement". It gives you something to do while you cook your meat and works by the time you're done eating. Let me know if that works for you.

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