A 49-year-old female asked:
My bowels habits have changed from every day like clock work to every other day i am 51 years old and female. i joined weight watchers 6 weeks ago. i am eating more fresh fruits and vegetables then ever, and drinking plenty of water. i am eating all th
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Family Medicine 21 years experience
The : The changes in your bowel habits are likely a direct result of your dietary changes. Bloating is common when large amounts of fiber are consumed (fresh fruits and vegetables). As good as they are for you, you may need to slowly increase your intake. In addition eating raw vegetables can be difficult to digest thus causing bowel changes.
If it makes you feel comfortable, see your doctor, however this is likely an issue with your diet.
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