I'm sorry if this post is inappropriate but its a big problem.
does cooking vegetables (baking in oven specifically) kill their fiber content. because I've been eating paleo and am having difficulty passing stools. I've heard most paleo folks say they are regular when they eat a lot of vegetable, but i eat tons of veggies with every meal so technically i should be getting a lot of fiber, yet i have difficulty passing stools. this leads me to believe that baking the vegetables may have killed the fiber in them and causes the issue? besides that I've been taking probiotics, digestive enzymes and haven't improved my situation much.
I've thought about taking phylum husk but wasn't sure it that'd be good.
I've also considered that its due to not eating enough, however i eat as i see fit (based on hunger) so i don't think thats it.
for recorord though my diet/ supplements are as follows:
6:30am: animal M-stak (pre WO supplement) 8:00am 4 egg omlete, 4-6oz bacon, spinach, onions, carrots, multi fit, fish oil 1:00pm: 12oz salmon or tuna, 12oz salad/mixed veg, fish oil 6:00pm: 12oz bison or chicken, 12 oz salad/ mixed veg , fish oil 9:00pm: creatine, zma
for though I had this problem before starting any supplements so that isn't it, and my performance continues to improve in strength/metcon.
I've plugged stuff into fit day and i usually get about 60-75g carbs, 250-300g protein, 60-100g fat roughly 2100 calories.
im 5'9 130lbs 18 Y.O.
The need for fibre is a myth (maybe a small amount of soluble fibre is good). I found large amounts of fibre destroys my gut.
I suspect the reason you're having trouble is the huge amount of protein you're eating.
I'd suggest to decrease protein and either eat more starchy foods (tubers and roots), fruit or increase fat (bile helps lubricate).
Up the fat - butter, ghee, coconut oil, etc. and lower the protein. You should be eating fatty cuts of meat - skin, whole eggs, etc. If you can do pastured dairy then heavy cream is good. Fat gets things moving in the colon - it's like a lubricant - that's why it's slippery!
Have you tried magnesium citrate powder? I use this powder: http://www.calmnatural.com/natural-calm-orange-16oz
It helps a lot with constipation and the benefit is that magnesium is a useful mineral.
I used to use Psyllium husks (metamucil) but I stopped taking them because they interfere with vitamin absorption. If you take Psyllium don't eat one hour before or three hours after apparently.
Great summary by Paul Jaminet on causes and cures of constipation http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?cat=121
Some other useful PH posts: http://paleohacks.com/questions/84219/hack-my-constipation-i-beg-of-you#axzz1kKO4RREy
I 2nd lostgoonie's water suggestion. Tons of fiber can be and sometimes is detrimental to digestive health. Based on past experience I'd say less is more in this case, but I admit I'm biased considering I ended up in the ER 3 years ago due to extreme abdominal pain and chronic constipation both aggravated and caused by a high fiber intake (upwards from 70g per day. Diagnosis: a fiber bezoar [sounds like a mythical creature, doesn't it?]).
I've also read that a high fat intake can make it harder for some to digest fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, though I'm not certain as to the validity of this claim. If anything, the biggest issue I take with your diet is that high amount of protein. Is there any reason in particular your intake is so high?
Green/berry smoothies + lots of water help to keep me regular. ymmv. (:
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