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2/18/20 1:13 P

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Oh no! Pink!!! Oh yeah, those blasted beets. What a relief.

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When I first went vegan I had a problem. About two months in, things got normal. Because I take medication, I still take a psyllium fiber capsule and a probiotic with 11 strains in it. Seems to help things move along.

Fiber is so good for us that I would up the fiber. I think she will normalize after a while.

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Chia seeds can help absorb moisture. Psyllium added to cereals also good.

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I did a search for low-fiber veggies and found these:

healthyeating.sfgate.com/low
fiber-vege
table-list-1797.html


www.healthline.com/health/lo
w-fiber-di
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White potatoes are easy on the tummy. Mashed potatoes with plant based milk and with no margarine. Just put the veggies atop. By the way white potatoes have nutrients too, mostly minerals.

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I'm a full month in now and things seem to be normalizing finally. I go a few times, but it's primarily in the morning rather than all day long!

My daughter is not having as much normalcy. She's got an upset stomach every few days, and keeps asking me if there's any way to prepare things that have less fiber. I know she's not drinking enough during the day so she's definitely working on that. Less fiber is a difficult ask! :) We don't do a lot of white rice/ bread/ pasta and there are typically 2-3 veggies for dinner. She's a small person with a modest appetite so I want to make sure the calories she takes in are the most nutritional bang-for-the-buck.

So.. any suggestions for plant-based options that are a little less hectic on digestion but not "junky" calories?

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1/21/20 9:04 P

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Gramcracker,

I usually drink my 8 glasses a day, but will be upping the water intake a bit.
Thanks for the advice.

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1/21/20 2:35 P

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Springtime. Added fiber without added water to drink might cause constipation. At least you’ve found a happy medium.

Poop - a happy result of WFPB

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I just started vegan a couple of weeks ago from being a long time vegetarian. Before vegan, I ate a lot of cheese and would often end up constipated. I thought that once I went vegan that would be a thing of the past, but have come to find out that too much fiber can cause the same problem. Sometimes your system isn't used to processing it and needs time to adjust.
I've cut back a bit on the fiber, and that seems to be helping, so I'm looking forward to a regular future.
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I've been vegan 14 years now. My motions are pretty much once right when I wake up, then another in the morning, and that's about it. So yeah, I guess you could say it stabilised a bit, did take a while.


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Just going to provide a different opinion on urine. Several experts say that "clear or straw-colored" is ideal.

www.ucihealth.org/blog/2016/03/what-
co
lor-is-your-urine


On the other hand, too much water can deplete you of electrolytes:


www.healthline.com/health/urine-colo
r-
chart#colors


I have had that sense of electrolyte depletion. If that happens, I'll drink water with a little sugar and salt mixed in.

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Because the expert I like recommends about 30% of my diet be good fats, my fiber content is not as high as yours, though it's definitely higher than on SAD. So, toilet time is not an issue so far. Then again, I don't drink as much as recommended. I do NOT think nearly clear pee is a good idea. Talk about toilet time!

Wish I was more help.

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Heh.

In vegan online circles, there is an ongoing joke about how well we poop. I would say check with your doctor/dietitian about your fiber levels, but in my opinion pooping more than once a day is normal and closer to how we would live if we were living naturally.

I remember reading that animal flesh takes about three days to get through our colons. I'd much rather have my healthy food moving through me!

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I have always been a big vegetable eater, but obviously with the transition to full on vegan we're eating 2-3 vegetables at each meal along with whatever bean/ seitan/ tofu etc. I'm averaging 70-85 grams of fiber a day, which I know is a lot but this is the amount of food that makes me feel full and good while still losing weight...

But oh goodness y'all, I am spending so much time on the toilet. I go at least 4-5 times a day now... and I mean full on GO. I'm nearly 3 weeks into this and feel like things ought to be normalizing but I'm wondering if this is the new normal!

How do you all fare with a plant-based diet? How does your fiber compare?

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