Could it be because I'm constipated I gained weight?
Topic: Could it be because I'm constipated I gained weight?
April 23, 2019 / By Patti Question:
Ive been working really hard to lose weight and four days ago I had gotten down to 103. I was really happy with myself and the next day I wasn't careful with what I ate and gained to pounds. I have been constipated and haven't gone in 5-6 days. This morning when I weighed myself I weight 107 pounds. I couldn't BELEIVE it and now I'm depressed I cut myself again and I am not going to eat for 1 week. I am almost 16 years old. A girl and am 5'4. So could it have been possible that because I haven't gone to the bathroom in a while it made me gain weight also how much weight did it make me gain?? And does anyone know any natural laxatives besies prune juice. Or other ways how to get unconstipated??
Best Answers: Could it be because I'm constipated I gained weight?
Margot | 7 days ago
Constipation can cause weight gains due to a build up of waste in your colon.
For constipation, medication is only a very temporary solution if it works. Often you get side effects.
Wheat germ and wheat bran are very high fiber foods that often help for constipation.
Constipation can cause anal fissures, hemorrhoids and also some far more serious problems as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22r...
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem.
For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use.
For constipation, suppositories, laxatives, fiber supplements and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods and avoid the wrong foods.
All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative.
You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer.
Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system.
The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation.
Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems:
•Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats,
•Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk,
•Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc.,
•Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products,
•Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains,
•Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies,
•Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats.
You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.
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Originally Answered: how could i have gained weight?
Some people have different opinions on this but here goes. STAY off the scale. Your weight can change for many reasons, water weight is a big one. .6 pound is nothing to worry about. Stick to the diet and continue to get the workouts in. The important part is to continue. The reason some say to stay off the scale is for this exact reason. You see that you gained and it gets you discouraged. So you think "Why am I killing myself with diet and exercise if I am gaining weight"? Some say to weigh in once a month. You should also take some before pictures (don't be afraid) It will be ok. The reason for this is because when you exercise you are putting on muscle and muscle weigh more than fat so you can be losing fat but gaining muscle. I have been doing P90x (workout Program) since May and have lost 52 pounds so far. The problem is that over the last month I have not lost any weight on the scale. I can tell that I have lost fat but gained muscle. I will compare before and after pictures and see the improvement.
Please feel free to check out my fitness blog to see how far I have come.
STICK WITH IT.
Firstly, I think you should go to see your GP about your constipation ASAP; not going to the toilet for 5-6 whole days is a very long time for the body to hold it in; it could even be life-threatening as the bowel gets compacted with the stools.
I have been diagnosed with a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.B.S) and I have had this since I was a teenager; I'm now 31. With this condition, you get constipated and really bloated, and it can cause pain when trying to empty the bowel. It requires a lot of straining, and this is when the bowel is blocked or 'compacted' as some people call it. When I was younger; I also used to get a lot of diarrhoea, and severe pain when I had my menses; this pain was a combi of the I.B.S being triggered by the menses, and the menses, itself.
IBS is a condition where the body is allergict to certain foods, and this allergy shows in many ways, some of which are: diarrhoea, bloating, constipation, wind, and others too. And, when you give up the food you're allergict to; your body forgets about the allergy to that specific food and you can just eat it like normal. However, these are also symptoms of other (more life-threatening) conditions, and non life-threatening reasons.
It's very likely that it's the stools inside you that make you weigh more.
Constipation, however, can be caused through many things; some things not as serious, other things more serious.
Do you eat porridge?
Do you drink a lot of water? (8 cups; 2 litres for adults. It varies for children).
Do you eat your vegetables, salad, fruit (min 5 daily fruit and min 5 daily veg)?
Do you perform exercise (min 60 mins 7 days a week)?
If not; that may be the cause.
Do you eat greasy, sugary foods?
Do you delay when you need the toilet?
Are you stressed?
If so; that may be the cause.
Or, it could be something else, so please see your GP.
However, here are some things that can help to unblock the constipation (make sure you are not allergict to them first):
water, exercise, eating a mixture of vitamins and minerals (such as fruit, vegetables and salad), proteins (such as fish, meat, seafood, cheese, eggs) and carbohydrates (such as potatoes, pasta, rice, bread). One item from each section; except for the vitamin/minerals which you should aim for at least 5 pieces of fruit AND 5 pieces of vegetable daily. Vegetable balti also helps with me, with rice.And, black seed AKA Black onion seed (Nigella Sativa) is a cure for all health-problems when taken daily, and in combination with other remedies. Honey is also excellent. I've also been advised to have porridge daily. Senna is used as a natural laxative; but if used as medicine/tablets; I'm not sure what age you have to be, I've got some but I've put them somewhere. You've gained 4 pounds based on the information you've gave (103-107 pounds).
I hope this helps. Take care, and please tweet blondie @cat_loving_ to let me know how you get on.
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when out at a restaurant ask the server to hold the bread snack mix or chips and salsa that might come before the meal if you re hungry youll be tempted
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if you re having trouble getting started make a small move such as starting an eating log or buying walking shoes you re three times more likely to follow through if you start with small gestures such as these
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think ahead to how youll eat and exercise on the weekends its easy to get too relaxed on saturdays and sundays but healthy living is a 7 day a week endeavor
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At a restaurant split your meal and eat only half meal and take the rest home if the quality is more
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Originally Answered: I already gained weight but then i'm losing it.?
To gain weight, you need to really up your intake of proteins and fats. Carbohydrates are all very well, and will certainly up your calorie intake, but it's proteins and fats that will put down healthy tissue.
As a days worth of eating idea;
-Breakfast : eat something extra for breakfast, for example, if you usually have cereal, have cereal with a glass of orange juice and a sandwich.
-Snack: try to eat some carrots or mangetout with hummus. If you dont like carrots/mangetout, dip in some strips of pitta.
-Lunch: Have an egg sandwich or ham sandwich with lots of egg or ham! Try also to eat half an avocado (so healthy, tasty + fattening!) which you could even have with prawns and mayonaise in the middle. Treat yourself to a savoury/sweet food you really like, aka. a chocolate bar, bag of crisps. Try to drink a glass of something with calories; juice, coke, whatever.
Snack: A banana and a glass of whole milk.
Dinner: Try to eat something quite filling and nutritious. Perhaps some spaghetti bolognaise or a lovely chicken breast steak with pasta. Tarts and pies are deceptively calorific and might not fill you up so much. Wash it all down with something with calories; coke or juice. :)
Pre-sleeping: A glass of whole milk (and some cookies if you feel up to it!)
Good luck, try to increase portion sizes as it goes on and on.