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I cant believe Im asking a poop question.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 30, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Ive been eating paleo/VLC for about 2 weeks now. There was instantly an improvement in the quality of my...leavings. For the past 2 days though my stool has been different from anything I have experienced before...

Its small clusters of either hard or soft feces (normalish) but its coming out with water. Not diarrhea as ive experienced it before(watery stool), this is stool and water...seperate, but at the same time...

Any ideas?

Im 5'9, Male, 200lbs (down 10), and im eating eggs, chicken,turkey, beef, spinach, celery, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, mixed greens. A healthy amount of fats (butter, EVOO, Coconut oil).

My diet hasn't changed over the past few days...I eat simple, repeatable meals...

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on December 30, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Give it some more time. If it's a lot of water make sure you're replenishing electrolytes. What you're experiencing could just be transient. I wouldn't start eliminating foods.

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on December 30, 2012
at 08:35 AM

No im not. But that is exactly what it is like. I couldnt place it, but years ago I drank a tablespoon of salt with a liter of water on a dare...and that my freinds is what is happening. But not with the same urgency.

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on December 30, 2012
at 06:01 AM

Try cutting out the spinach and see if anything changes for the better.

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on December 30, 2012
at 05:08 PM

This happens to me every time I go really low carb. It will go away after a while. Usally about a week. I don't know what causes it. But for me about an hour after I eat like clock work watery stool. I'm thinking it has to do with laxative effect of fat without the bulk of fiber. When I go back to eating more fibrous veggies it goes away.

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on February 25, 2013
at 04:43 PM

Constipation can happen like that. The water and soft stuff can make it around a blockage. The presence of water and hard stuff is what makes me think constipation. I think your body is doing what it can to clear it if you still have the hard stools.

If you don't get anymore of the hard stuff, the medical profession has lots of experience physically clearing such things. It's better to be aggressive about it while you're young because if you go into your later years with stretched out places in your gut, you could find yourself a major source of all that experience the medical profession has in clearing blockages.

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on February 25, 2013
at 05:42 AM

Maybe increase the amount of veggies in your diet and go easier on the meat.

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on December 30, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Could be gallbladder issues. I'm not sure how much fat you are eating, but if the gallbladder is not working right it can cause poo like what you have described.

I have gallbladder issues so I had to slowly work up to my current fat intake. If I slack on the fats, I have to work up to the same level each time or there's repercussions. I know my gallbladder is acting up when I have aches in my lower chest or poos like these.

A little cayenne spice added to my meals also helps my digestion, and it is a trick I use now and again.

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on December 30, 2012
at 01:59 PM

Start eliminating things, spinach, then raw veggies then egg whites then turkey IMO.

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on December 30, 2012
at 07:21 AM

Water!? That's strange. The only time I've ever pooped water was when I did the saltwater flush, part of the Master Cleanse protocol. Are you... drinking saltwater?

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on December 30, 2012
at 08:35 AM

No im not. But that is exactly what it is like. I couldnt place it, but years ago I drank a tablespoon of salt with a liter of water on a dare...and that my freinds is what is happening. But not with the same urgency.

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