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Im eatting only meat, fruit, veggies & dairy. Why am I having problems going to the bathroom?

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Bathroom

Portioning may be contributing to bathroom troubles.
A protein portion of a meal should be about the size of your fist, & the rest of your plate should be filled with fruits, vegetables, & whole grains. Make sure you are eating vegetables that are high in fiber. Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water. High fiber without water can cause just as much constipation as a low fiber diet.

In brief: Bathroom

Portioning may be contributing to bathroom troubles.
A protein portion of a meal should be about the size of your fist, & the rest of your plate should be filled with fruits, vegetables, & whole grains. Make sure you are eating vegetables that are high in fiber. Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water. High fiber without water can cause just as much constipation as a low fiber diet.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Also remember that beverages containing caffeine dehydrate and promote constipation.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Fiber

You are probably not taking in enough fiber.
If increasing the intake of fresh vegetables does not help, you may consider an over the counter fiber supplement, e.g., metamucil.

In brief: Fiber

You are probably not taking in enough fiber.
If increasing the intake of fresh vegetables does not help, you may consider an over the counter fiber supplement, e.g., metamucil.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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