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Hi all: I have severe IBS-C- because I have high cholesterol I try not to eat too much red meat and my diet consists mainly of chicken; I eat oatmeal every morning and I plan to add Ezekial bread to my diet daily (just bought some) but I wonder with all of the chicken I eat if it could cause and/or contribute to constipation--any thoughts or experiences? I notice when people who have D talk about what to eat they talk about chicken and rice--makes me think chicken is not good for IbS-C-
 

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Many people on this board have the mistaken belief that a particular food directly causes C, but unless low fiber foods replace high fiber foods, it will not cause C. There may be certain compounds (as calcium, some say) that slow the colon muscles, but no food in and of itself will actually "clog" the colon (unless you fail to drink enough water). It's a matter of what you DO eat, not what you don't. So, as long as you meet your fiber requirements (which are different for everyone), no food or foods will give you C.
 

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Many people on this board have the mistaken belief that a particular food directly causes C, but unless low fiber foods replace high fiber foods, it will not cause C. There may be certain compounds (as calcium, some say) that slow the colon muscles, but no food in and of itself will actually "clog" the colon (unless you fail to drink enough water). It's a matter of what you DO eat, not what you don't. So, as long as you meet your fiber requirements (which are different for everyone), no food or foods will give you C.
 

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Hmm, I'd have to respectfully disagree with you AD. If I add certain foods to my diet I will get C even if I have eaten an amount of fiber that would usually cause me to have no problems.I would definitely try laying off the chicken for a while. Since it's meat it has no fiber, and meat is pretty hard to digest. Try some higher fiber vegetarian options like beans and rice or tofu. Do you know how many grams of fiber youg et a day? it should be at least 25 and probably more if you tend towards C.
 

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Hmm, I'd have to respectfully disagree with you AD. If I add certain foods to my diet I will get C even if I have eaten an amount of fiber that would usually cause me to have no problems.I would definitely try laying off the chicken for a while. Since it's meat it has no fiber, and meat is pretty hard to digest. Try some higher fiber vegetarian options like beans and rice or tofu. Do you know how many grams of fiber youg et a day? it should be at least 25 and probably more if you tend towards C.
 

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I noticed that when I eat chicken, I generally like to eat rice with it as well. I believe that 2 things that aggravate my C, gas and bloating are 1. rice 2. potatoes (baked)Maybe it's the other things you're eating besides the chicken. Perhaps instead of eating chicken, you might try something higher in fiber.
 

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I noticed that when I eat chicken, I generally like to eat rice with it as well. I believe that 2 things that aggravate my C, gas and bloating are 1. rice 2. potatoes (baked)Maybe it's the other things you're eating besides the chicken. Perhaps instead of eating chicken, you might try something higher in fiber.
 

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The only reason that I know ehy we sometimes see Chicken and Roce for "D" is because it is very esaily digested. It is easy on the GI tract. Thus people with alot of "D" may want to help their GI tract "heal" and the chicken and rice may help some.
 

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The only reason that I know ehy we sometimes see Chicken and Roce for "D" is because it is very esaily digested. It is easy on the GI tract. Thus people with alot of "D" may want to help their GI tract "heal" and the chicken and rice may help some.
 

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Definitely fiber and water make the biggest difference in my C. I eat a small amount of meat regardless of whether it's chicken or red meat, just for the flavor, but only a few bites. I just find it too hard to digest. I also stay away from rice (all kinds) and eat potatoes instead. I eat three oatmeal cookies every morning and six Triscuits every evening. Lots and lots of water all day.
 

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Definitely fiber and water make the biggest difference in my C. I eat a small amount of meat regardless of whether it's chicken or red meat, just for the flavor, but only a few bites. I just find it too hard to digest. I also stay away from rice (all kinds) and eat potatoes instead. I eat three oatmeal cookies every morning and six Triscuits every evening. Lots and lots of water all day.
 
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