I recently went fiber-free, total carnivore, seemed to work great for my bowels until I ate cheese. Cheese has always bound me up, so I shoulda known better, it's my own fault. But anyway, now I need a laxative. I promise, this is the last time I'll ever have cheese! Or any other dairy - they always spelled trouble for me, but now without fiber I'm really worried. Please help!
First of all, relax. You'll probably be back to normal in a day or two, and don't really need to take a laxative (or to make promises to a bunch of strangers on the internet that you'll never eat something again.)
You could try drinking a cup or two of black coffee, though.
Edit: Cheese can have a constipating effect, but it's also possible that it's actually your recent shift to a "total carnivore" diet that's causing your problem. The fact that you've also recently eaten some cheese might be a coincidence.
The best laxative is Vitamin C.
Take 2 tablespoons of powder and wait 2 hours.
It will also clear all toxins in the gut.
Works similarly as lactulose with added benefits. If you don't get laxative effect after 2 tablespoons, take another 2.
Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Hydroxide (aka Milk of Magnesia) or Magnesium Citrate.
Stay away from most of the chelates tho (Magnesium Aspartate, etc). I take them for migraines specifically because they don't have the effect you're looking for.
definitely magnesium...the reason you get constipated is because of the higher ratio of calcium to magnesium in dairy...so its best to just create a better balance instead of relying on herbal bowl stimulants like senna. also you might want to consider just eating higher magnesium foods when you eat dairy or eating less constipating forms of dairy like yogurt or cottage cheese. if you are craving calcium eat carrots :)! cottage cheese with pumpkin seeds and carrots is probably one of my favorite less paleo snacks
I'm surprised no one mentioned experiences with one of their first really high fat meals (for me, it was downing a cup of heavy cream before lifting). Needless to say, a large serving of fat, coconut oil works the best, will really get things going. Couple that with some coffee about 15min later, and you'll be cleaned out in 2-4 hours.
Really cleaned out.