View Full Version : Best foods to have bm's?
07-22-2005, 09:08 AM
I did not have a bm on Wed nor Thurs - and I usually do when eating high raw but currently, I am 100% and thought they would be easier to have but for some reason, nothing on either day. Sometimes I've been able to drink the licorice spice herbal tea to help things get moving along but I ran out the other day and don't have anymore currently. Can someone give me some foods to eat that would help with that, or can someone look at my menu to see if maybe one food is blocking another food to keep me from having a bm? I don't eat my fruits and veggies together at all...here is what I ate over the past two days:
lots and lots of water
Things were moving along just fine today, but not the other 2 days.
Thanks for any help!
07-22-2005, 09:21 AM
You're not eating that much fiber - especially non-soluble. The soluble fiber slows down your digestion but captures cholesterol (among other things) and drags it down to your colon. However, to get things "moving" you need to add non-soluble fiber.
berries like raspberries and blackberries (the seeds are insoluble)
broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous veggies
prunes!! - rehydrated will help more
Water - try for a gallon
high fiber raw food crackers or "breads"
Also, exercise will get it moving. Run - even a run/walk for half an hour. Do rebounder. Dance like crazy around the house.
This problem has plagued me my entire life. Good luck.
07-22-2005, 09:32 AM
07-22-2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the replies! I run 30 minutes a day so there's no problem there. I did have iceberg lettuce those 2 days, but I will add back in the spinach. And cabbage, too...and am considering buying some watermelon when I get a chance....thanks all! And I do drink a gallon of water a day! Been doing that for over 3 years now...
07-22-2005, 10:01 AM
Did anyone say apples?
...and I forgot grapefruit.
07-22-2005, 11:07 AM
How long have you been raw? I noticed during the first 2 weeks that I was rather irregular. I am now 3 weeks and go everyday. You need more greens. I have a large salad with mixed greens everyday. I eat a lot more different kinds fruit than that too. Apples, apricots, pears, plums, black cherries (yummm!), raisins, dates, oranges. You may try the trusty prune to get things going! I don't drink a ton of water since I have so many watery fruits in my diet.
07-22-2005, 11:25 AM
Bran and flaxseeds.
Works for me and my female companion.
07-22-2005, 06:20 PM
More water. I drink about 1 1/2 pints of water every morning and don't eat a thing until I have moved. Learned that years ago.
07-22-2005, 08:03 PM
If your stagnant for a day or two, i do more water and juice of carrot and spinach combined. I did apricots since my bm's were stagnant for a few months.
07-23-2005, 12:27 AM
07-23-2005, 12:28 AM
Wheatgrass juice'll do the trick.
07-23-2005, 10:53 PM
I find that whenever I have been having green smoothies in the morning, I not only eliminate more... my pooh pooh doesn't really smell, and it's such a pretty green ; )....
My green smoothies are usually 2 mangoes, 2 bananas, pint of water, and 1/2 bunch of dark green such as kale.....
07-24-2005, 07:40 PM
There's the morning water cleans too.
1st thing you do when your eyes open in the morning is put your feet on the floor walk over to the water cooler, fill up a pitcher of water...1 - 2 liters....about 8 cups I think (I am only able to handle 6 -7 cups) and drink ....and drink.....and drink... now, don't hurt yourself :eek: only drink what you can, if you feel you need a break ....then break. But do resume drinking again just as soon as you are able. What you will be doing is saturating your colon. You SHOULD go ....#2 that is. I go within 1 hour, usually 30 to 40 minutes.
I would tend to think that if you are already drinking plenty of water (as you stated), and still not having enough bm, a couple of things, maybe your using up/sweating out more than your intake. Maybe your colon/GI could use to be cleaned out a bit. One can only benefit from a cleaner system.
Just my 2 cents. :)
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