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Veggies and salads go right through me

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traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 17, 2006
Let me start by saying I love salads, and I thoroughly enjoy vegetables. BUT, if I eat too much, the veggies and/or salad goes right through me, and my BM's are messed up for a couple days.



I'd love to get back to being able to eat this healthier stuff, but I gotta figure out how to get my body to stand it.
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 17, 2006
Maybe find a way to weigh down your salads. Instead of eating just a green salad, add a small peice of grilled chicken breast. Instead of just eating a cucumber and tomato salad add some low fat nuts or lean grilled beef.



It's not going to hurt you to try (unless you have allergies), and i have a feeling it'll work wonders.
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 18, 2006
I'm definitely not allergic to any of that stuff. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 18, 2006
over time, your body will get used to it! your body is going through somewhat of a cleansing probably. If it's not used to these foods, it might seem like they're going through you, but that's a good thing! 1 - you can eat more salads than you can other foods b/c they're typically very low in calories (load it up with those vegetables!!) 2 - the "roughage" is cleaning out all that impacted waste from the bad foods in your system (fast food, fried foods, red meat)



to help bulk salads up, add avocado (good fat!), dried cranberries or someother dried fruit (make sure there's no added or not a lot of added sugar though), and make sure your lettuce is heartier than iceberg (use romaine, mixed greens, spinach, etc...)....as Chris said, low fat nuts too - pinenuts go great w/salads!



kadi
traineo Regular
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Posted: August 18, 2006
I have been looking at alot of those body cleansing things they sell on tv. Do they really work? I have maybe 1 bm every 2-3 days. Does switching your diet to fuits and veggies work? Is there something i can do to make myself regular? I have had a ton of fast food in the past.
traineo Regular
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Posted: August 19, 2006
shameless bump.
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 19, 2006
I have been using Juice Plus as a cleansing product (I got them through a fitness center I was going to but Juice Plus has a website and you can get them there). These are capsules that are basically fruits and vegetables that are ground into powder form and contain all of the vitamins and nutrients you need from the fruits and vegetables. There are a couple of different formulas. I take 2 of the Garden Blend capsules in the morning with breakfast and 2 of the Orchard Blend capsules with dinner and they seem to help with the cleansing process and I feel better as well.
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 19, 2006
My husband's gym actually sells JuicePlus+ and YES - it works! You can contact me if you wish to find out more - we would be happy to send you some information, even a powerpoint. JuicePlus+ does help you to become more regular BECAUSE it contains whole food nutrition, not just fractionated vitamins. I was in the same irregular boat as James, but now, it's quite regular - usually 2x/day. Eating more fruits and vegetables does help cleanse the body out, but it takes a while and you have to patient. My husband and I are both on JuicePlus+ and we try to also eat about 4-5 servings of fruits/veggies each day, but JuicePlus+ gives us 17 different fruits/veggies/grains in a total of 4 capsules/day. This helps us get all the necessary phyto-nutrients we need. We haven't been sick once since starting this addition to our diet! Please contact me if you would like more information! kjudd21@mac.com
traineo Newbie
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Posted: August 19, 2006
I love the feeling I get after I eat a nice salad...



Don't be feel too held back on adding stuff that will help your body get used to taking in thos veggies, since it's probably not used to it.



I usually like to add tuna salad or chicken salad...that makes everything come out nice haha.



Good luck. =)
Posted: September 27, 2006
James - try eating a LOT more fiber. Like whole wheat fiber+ crisp bread, and lots and lots of fruit. It definitely healps with digestion.
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