I tried a low-carb diet once ( South Beach) and was extremely constipated, even with the healthy, high-fiber foods included. When I relented and ate some carbs - a muffin - I immediately got relief.
Anyone know why?
I know that if you have a high fiber diet, you should be drinking lots of water. As to the muffin “moving things along” I’m not sure. Personally I believe moderation and variety are the way to go. It helps achieve a balanced diet, and you don’t get tired of the same foods and quit.
P.S. I like the triple poop post...
What kind of muffin?
Your body takes a while to adjust to the sudden absence of poisonous-to-humans-yet-vitamin-fortified wheat flour (brought to you by ADM and their wholly owned subsidiaries in the US Senate) that you have been wolfing down every day since that first bowl of Count Chocula back in the 70's. You need Vitamin E supplements, also, or you will develop strange, dark lumps that feel like swollen lymph nodes all over your body. Many people have this happen and unnecessarily give up the low-carb diet.