Dr. Simeons talks about constipation in Pounds & Inches on page 23 (see below).
He said it is common to not have a bowel movement but once every 3 - 4 days while on Phase 2. Your body is using up most of the food you give it - so do not expect very much to be expelled. Dr. Simeons never allowed laxatives, only suppositories after 4 days if needed. Suggestions? Eat more veggies for roughage.
We have found that there are some alternate products that can help too:
Dr. Simeons said "Constipation An excess of water keeps the feces soft, and that is very important in the obese, who commonly
suffer from constipation and a spastic colon. While a patient is under treatment we never permit the use of any kind of laxative taken by mouth. We explain that owing to the restricted diet it is perfectly satisfactory and normal to have an evacuation of the bowel only once every three to four days and that, provided plenty of fluids are taken, this never leads to any disturbance. Only in those patients who begin to fret after four days do we allow the use of a suppository. Patients who observe this rule
find that after treatment they have a perfectly normal bowel action and this delights many of them almost as much as their loss of weight." (Emphasis added)
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