Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WEIGHT LOSS > Weight Loss Tips
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2010, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: beautiful british columbia
Posts: 8
Question ibs/constipation/colonic... weight gain?

My friends and I got into a random conversation about how often we go to the bathroom, and it seems that the girls who are more regular, are significantly thinner than the girls who are often more constipated. Ever since 2 years ago, my body has changed so much, I usually only go on average 3 times a week. I also suffer from IBS. *I'm so lucky*
Anyways, has anybody ever had a colonic, if so, do you find them beneficial?
aylala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 115
Default

Not a problem for me, even when I was pregnant. I guess I drink so much water and eat so much fiber that I go at least once a day.

And no, never had a colonic.

Have you tried increasing your probiotics for the IBS? My mom suffered from IBS most of her life. She now takes a probiotic supplement AND eats yogurt daily. SInce she's been on the supplement, her IBS is nearly non-existent.
__________________
___________________

Chris--aka 'montanacricket'
montanacricket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 35
Default

Thats an incorrect statement...
I am not overweight and drink a gallon of water everyday plus I get lots of fiber in my veggies and at times i wouldn't go but once a week YIKES! talk about bloating and uncomfortable.
I wasn't constipated thou just wasn't ready till it was ready... So im training to be a figure competitor and was talking to a lot of competitors and they had the same issues and told me to take Psyllium Husks (i recommend finding it in a capsule form cause this s*#t is nasty to drink) but i must say it works for me I went three days in a row and thats how long I have been taking it. Thats a record for me.

Good luck with everything.
DiannaMiljour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
Default

I wouldn't know about the thinner vs fatter thing, but I used to have IBS and my life changed significantly by just eating yogurt every morning. I feel for you IBS sucks. I remember never being about to eat much when im out at restaurants because you just never know when you are gonna need to go! Avoiding public transportation, concerts, ugh everything! Such a relief to not have to worry about that anymore. Its worth a try.
__________________

“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.”
Ashleigh Brilliant
laurenmw2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 05:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: beautiful british columbia
Posts: 8
Default

i've heard a lot about probiotics but i've never tried them out. i only really suffer from the ibs when i'm extremely stressed out, but i try to keep that as under control as possible. but being irregular is so uncomfortable! there's always that bloated belly, and you just feel so heavy. ugh! i've taken metamucil before and that worked great, and i heard there's Psyllium fiber in it, so i guess for now i'll just stick to metamuci..
& i cannot bring myself to eat yogurt, no matter what i do with it, i just can't stomach it anymore. except frozen yogurt of course!
aylala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 09:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
FitDay Premium Member
 
RunbikeSki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 2,042
Default heavy vs. thin or dieting vs. not

For lots of us one of the consequences of a reduced calorie diet (even when you get a fair amount of fiber in food) is constipation. My doctor warned me about this as I was starting a 1200 calorie diet. And I definitely experience some nasty bloaty days until I got some releif.

But back to you comment: I wonder if your observation that thinner girls tend to be more regular is related to the fact that lots of heavier girls are trying to lose weight by some sort of diet modification (in some cases so not too healthy modifications). And therefore subject to more intestinal irregularity. It's the scientist in me... can't help it.

Anyway, I do not recommend colonics, especially for folks with IBS. I know some celebrities swear by it for everything from weight loss to acne cures, but if you already are having IBS issues scrubbing the instestines of what microflora you have isn't going to improve the situation. Probiotics do seem to help some people, but unless you have recently had a serious antibiotic course you already have as much microflora as you need. But it is worth a try if you can find a non-yogurt source since yogurt is so unappealing to you.

Metamucil is good treatment for the constipation, it also can help lower the bad cholesterol if you take it in the evening before bed. Another suggestion is "stool softeners". They are much easier on your body than full-on laxitives, which probably don't want to take with the IBS. They can be found in the same aisle as the regular laxitives.

For most people these symptoms do ease with time, so I hope that will be the case for you

---Pam
RunbikeSki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DiannaMiljour View Post
Thats an incorrect statement...
I am not overweight and drink a gallon of water everyday plus I get lots of fiber in my veggies and at times i wouldn't go but once a week YIKES! talk about bloating and uncomfortable.
I wasn't constipated thou just wasn't ready till it was ready... So im training to be a figure competitor and was talking to a lot of competitors and they had the same issues and told me to take Psyllium Husks (i recommend finding it in a capsule form cause this s*#t is nasty to drink) but i must say it works for me I went three days in a row and thats how long I have been taking it. Thats a record for me.

Good luck with everything.
I wasn't generalizing for everyone, just commenting on my own experience. Sorry if you misunderstood.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aylala View Post
i've heard a lot about probiotics but i've never tried them out. i only really suffer from the ibs when i'm extremely stressed out, but i try to keep that as under control as possible. but being irregular is so uncomfortable! there's always that bloated belly, and you just feel so heavy. ugh! i've taken metamucil before and that worked great, and i heard there's Psyllium fiber in it, so i guess for now i'll just stick to metamuci..
& i cannot bring myself to eat yogurt, no matter what i do with it, i just can't stomach it anymore. except frozen yogurt of course!
My youngest daughter is sensitive to lactose, if she drinks too much milk she has trouble with it. We bought probiotic capsules at the local health food store for her. It helped a lot. The probiotic my mom takes is also in capsule form. She couldn't believe the difference it made for her. The only caveat with them, is that they need to stay refrigerated and fresh. Her IBS is worse with stress so she's also learned to try to deal with stress with yoga and exercise. But the probiotics really helped her a lot. It's unfortunate that so much about IBS is unknown medically. I hope you get some relief soon!
__________________
___________________

Chris--aka 'montanacricket'
montanacricket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
Default

Hi all, I'm new here but I thought I would chime in because this has always affected me. I'm lactose intolerant and while I find probiotics beneficial, they didn't make me more regular. Any slight change in my routine throws me off balance. What did help was regular exercise and Triphala. I don't know why these three little Indian Ayurvedic herbs worked for me, but they did. I only take them when I know I have a routine change coming up like a vacation, a big food-oriented celebration or right before my monthly cycles.
AllisonRosen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2