www.constipation.netSection treating C:Quote:2. Fat-Free Potato Chips The synthetic man-made ï¿½fatï¿½ in fat-free Pringles potato chips and other fat-free chips has been modified so it cannot be absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. As a result, it cannot form fat in your body. One of the side-effects of this ï¿½fatï¿½ is that it causes looser stools or diarrhea when it gets into the colon. Although this may not be a desirable effect for many consumers, it can be used as a treatment for constipation. One snack serving a day has dramatically relieved severe constipation in some women.