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I really just don't get it.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:12 pm
by xshawnxearthx
if i eat well, i have very sticky, hard to clean poop. most of the time i need to take a shower after and clean the toilet when i'm done.

if i eat like $h1t, the poop just comes right out, no big clean up, no need to clean the toilet.

i drink 6 quarts of water a day(based on my size).
i eat balanced meals with plenty of protein, starch and veggies.
my snacks are healthy. usually raw veggies with hummus or peanut butter.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:08 pm
by frogbyte
Just to be clear, you're putting all those legumes in the "eat well" category?

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:20 pm
by xshawnxearthx
what's wrong with hummus and peanut butter?

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:33 pm
by stuward
Legumes could contribute, but I think it's a combination of high fat content, raw vegetables and soluble fibre. Any time you change your diet, it will have an impact in your stools. The best bet it to make changes to your diet gradually. Try increasing gradually the amount of insoluble fibre (oats, brown rice, wholegrains, etc.) Fermented foods and probiotics will likely help as well.

This could be a symptom of IBS or colon cancer so if it persists, you may want to talk to your doctor.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:34 pm
by stuward
xshawnxearthx wrote:what's wrong with hummus and peanut butter?
Legumes, high in soluble fibre and fat. They'e not bad, but too much can cause your symptoms.

For further reading on fibre:
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t041500.asp

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:01 pm
by xshawnxearthx
stuward wrote:Legumes could contribute, but I think it's a combination of high fat content, raw vegetables and soluble fibre. Any time you change your diet, it will have an impact in your stools. The best bet it to make changes to your diet gradually. Try increasing gradually the amount of insoluble fibre (oats, brown rice, wholegrains, etc.) Fermented foods and probiotics will likely help as well.

This could be a symptom of IBS or colon cancer so if it persists, you may want to talk to your doctor.
yeah, i plan to go to a gastro once my new insurance kicks in.

so i should go with more insoluble then soluble fibers?

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:46 pm
by stuward
xshawnxearthx wrote:
stuward wrote:Legumes could contribute, but I think it's a combination of high fat content, raw vegetables and soluble fibre. Any time you change your diet, it will have an impact in your stools. The best bet it to make changes to your diet gradually. Try increasing gradually the amount of insoluble fibre (oats, brown rice, wholegrains, etc.) Fermented foods and probiotics will likely help as well.

This could be a symptom of IBS or colon cancer so if it persists, you may want to talk to your doctor.
yeah, i plan to go to a gastro once my new insurance kicks in.

so i should go with more insoluble then soluble fibers?
The balance matters. It seems you have too much soluble. Probably too much too fast. Just tweak it a little.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:12 pm
by xshawnxearthx
stuward wrote:
xshawnxearthx wrote:
stuward wrote:Legumes could contribute, but I think it's a combination of high fat content, raw vegetables and soluble fibre. Any time you change your diet, it will have an impact in your stools. The best bet it to make changes to your diet gradually. Try increasing gradually the amount of insoluble fibre (oats, brown rice, wholegrains, etc.) Fermented foods and probiotics will likely help as well.

This could be a symptom of IBS or colon cancer so if it persists, you may want to talk to your doctor.
yeah, i plan to go to a gastro once my new insurance kicks in.

so i should go with more insoluble then soluble fibers?
The balance matters. It seems you have too much soluble. Probably too much too fast. Just tweak it a little.
ok, i'll try adding insoluble and see what happens.

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:53 am
by hoosegow
Throw in a couple of Twizzlers.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:19 pm
by TeeBee
Avoid coffee. Works for me.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:07 pm
by jps
TeeBee wrote:Avoid coffee.

:eek:

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:26 am
by healthissue4qs
Try eating papaya. It will make the outcome better and easy.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:40 am
by stuward
healthissue4qs wrote:Try eating papaya. It will make the outcome better and easy.
Papaya contain pectin, a soluble fibre. If soluble fibre was causeing your problem, papaya would likely make it worse. People with laytex alergies should avoid papaya.

In general it a healthy food but might not fix this problem in the short term. It's good to prevent diarhhea though.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:50 pm
by Rucifer
Is there a magical ratio of fiber that is optimum? I know its probably silly to even ask such a question but like 1:1 or something. Lately I've had the same prob as shawn.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:19 pm
by frogbyte
Supplements/extracts aside I don't think it's possible to eat too much high-fiber paleo food. When I went paleo and started eating a pound of broccoli every night there was definitely a transition period of a few days though where things were a bit rumbly at times.