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Have been taking fibre for a week now, & it seems to be working TOO well....

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A week ago, I thought that I would try "The Doctors' Clinic 30 Program", so I can lose weight. I have been following it to the letter, and since I have, my bowels have been working overtime.I'll give you a brief explanation of the diet.Everyday I have to eat 5 portions of meat & protein; 2 portions of vegetables; 2 portions of dairy; 3 portions of fruit; 4 portions of cereal-bread-pasta; 1 portion of fat.So for breakfast everyday, I have been having all-bran cereal with fruit, and now my bowells are working TOO well.I'm not complaining, because I haven't had a single episode of "D" or "C", (yet) and I'm having BM's at least 3 times a day.Maybe someone out there has tried this diet, or heard of it, and if it did the same for them, I would like to know please.Maybe, also, this diet could help someone out there too.
[This message has been edited by KerryW (edited 07-24-2000).]
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Hi Kerry:I haven't dont that diet, but I do Weight Watchers, and everyone I know who does Weight Watchers immediately eats tons of fruits and veggies because they are lower in calories, and gets D. For me, I found that I can eat 3 or more servings of veggies, but if I eat more than 1 piece of fruit per day I get D.Oops, I just reread your post and you said you don't have D, but have 3 bowel movements a day. Do you mean that they are very loose and watery? If they are, my advice would be to play around with the fruit and vegetable servings until you find the amounts that agree with you.
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KerryWhere did you get thay diet?Are you being followed by a md?The it all you wrote on the post......I need to loose weight......and regulate my bowels........Thank you and take care------------------Fuzzz (fed up with IBS)
Fuzzz, sorry about replying so late, I have been busy. But to answer your question, "The Doctors' Clinic 30 Program" was written by Sharon M. Cooper, R.N., M.S.N. and J.T. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. and it is available from Green Tree Press, Inc. Erie, Pennsylvania. The address is :-Green Tree Press, Inc.3603 W. 12th StreetErie, PA 16505Phone: (814) 833-6353This was in the back of the book, because I live in Australia, and I ordered it through a mail order catalogue.I hope that it helps you.
JeanG, my bowel movements are not watery, just a little soft. And I think that is great. But I hope that you can find something that will help you too.
------------------Love, peace and many groovies...Kerry
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I had 2-3 BMs some days after the Caltrate Plus kicked in, much like you described. Now I have returned to what would be "normal" for me, so maybe your body will adjust to such a change in foods as well.I just lost 60 pounds, and I didn't even try. I just found that eating 5-6 small meals a day help my D, and that eating BRAT foods like bananas and applesauce every day really helped too. I guess that way of eating is simply less calories. Of course, everyone is different and if the diet works for you, more power to it! But if I were you, I wouldn't stay on it long term (more than a couple of moths) because that's a lot of protein to eat every day.
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