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Can too much animal fat/too little carbs cause loose stools?

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Created August 06, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I've been on paleo for nearly three months now, and over the past few weeks I've noticed that around one day a week I feel ghastly - loose stools, fatigue, tummy in knots and just generally yuk. I've just realised that it's tied in to the time we started having a roast every Sunday night, with everything cooked in lots of animal oils/fats. And around Mon night/Tues that's when the loose stools begin. I'm finding I'm also shying away from oily fish and craving bland foods, such as steamed chicken, bananas, squash, etc. Anything that has no oil in it!

Could all the animal fat be causing the tummy distress? I'm underweight as it is, and every time I have another one of these episodes I lose more weight. Help!

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10134 · September 03, 2013 at 5:58 PM

If you lose weight eating fat you're not digesting it. Have you had your pancreatic function checked?

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10134 · September 03, 2013 at 5:55 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea

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17005 · September 03, 2013 at 12:01 PM

The answer is that too much fat too quickly causes steatorrhea Fiber has very little to do with it. You could have a higher fiber, low (available) carb diet - i.e. a ton of broccoli, and very high fat and still have loose stools.

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10134 · September 03, 2013 at 5:55 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea

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11683 · August 06, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Are you eating any soluble fiber in your diet generally (i.e. starchy veg, rice, bananas)? Personally I find that helps kind of "soak up" the fat in my diet. Otherwise yes fat can definitely cause loose stools.

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202 · September 03, 2013 at 12:34 PM

yes this is a typical problem on a low carb diet

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