Should I stay on this diet, despite the constipation?

Commented on January 18, 2016
Created January 04, 2016 at 3:30 AM

Dear Paleohackers,

Happy New Years, I hope everyone is having a great day. About a few months ago, I went to visit a F.D.N (Fuctionial Dignostic Nutritionist). After various testing and observations, she decided to put me on a low-carb diet. I can eat all the green vegetables I want but I have stay away from dairy (except plain yogurt), nuts (except almonds), pork, legumes, grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables. She has given me a few supplements as well (kidney glandular, bromelain, and a herbal formula).  

When I was on the diet, I ate the following: chicken with skin, grass-fed red meat, salmon, cod, fish oil, cooked cruciferous vegetables, zuchinni, cucumber, spinach, and almonds. I did not eat dairy because my body does not process it well. The only dairy product I eat sometimes is plain goat yogurt. 

The longest I have been on this diet was for two weeks. I have experienced some good and bad results. Some of the good ones are: clearer skin, less nervousness, weight loss, and more satisfied after meals. Some of the bad ones are: more tired, cravings for high carb foods, and constipation. My F.D.N told me all the symptoms I am experiencing on normal.

I have tired many other diets: raw vegan, pescetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and vegan. This diet by far makes my skin the clearest. Should I stay on it or change? 

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on January 18, 2016
at 07:15 PM

Well, as a former vegan and vegetarian, myself, I would say yes to sticking with Paleo. Personally, I am much healthier now.  It sounds like the only real issue for you is constipation. If it's only been a few weeks, your cravings and tiredness will decrease. For constipation, consider taking a magnesium supplement. 

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on January 06, 2016
at 02:43 AM

Stay on your diet as it seems working with you. Do not worry for constipation as you can have this herbal supplement Digestic from Mimonis which I was used a few months a go when I got constipated. It is very effective for constipation and makes me more relaxed using it.


on January 06, 2016
at 02:58 AM

I appreciate the reply Healthyme, thank you so much. I will do some research on the herbal supplement you mentioned to me. 



on January 16, 2016
at 11:05 PM

Don't buy this supplement. he is a spammer and has already been removed from another forum. (ibsgroups.org)

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on January 09, 2016
at 08:07 PM

Try narrowing down the ingredients more. Eat coconut or almond flour in isolation, for example.

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