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    Unhappy Need digestion help......PLEASE






    Is there something out there that will help me digest food besides Papaya enzymes? I'm being a good boy and eating six small (Piss off w8lifter, for me they're small.) meals a day but my food just sits in my stomach like a brick. I've been eating a handfull of papaya enzyme tablets three times a day for a month and have noticed nothing. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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    Is your fibre and water intake ok?

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    Freakin' gallons of water. Did I ever tell you how much I hate water?

    Haven't really been keeping close tabs on fiber intake. I'm eating more fresh veggies now than in the past, I would think that would raise my fiber intake. Possible culprit?
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    Possibly....fibre aids digestion. Lots of dark green veggies...and oats and sweet potato are a good source too. Flax seeds are also a good source of fibre.

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    Originally posted by w8lifter
    Possibly....fibre aids digestion. Lots of dark green veggies...and oats and sweet potato are a good source too. Flax seeds are also a good source of fibre.
    But now we have a contradiction. My increase in fresh veggie intake SHOULD mean I'm getting more fibre but my digestion is down. I'm confused.
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    You can get acidophilus bifidus supplements that are supposed to help digestion. You could also try psyllium husks (though they taste nasty) which is a very good fibre. Then there's water as was mentioned.

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    There are much stronger Digestive Enyzmes than Papaya.....Which is primarily Papain......you may need a strong combo of pancreatic digest/ox bile and plant enyzmes (Bromelain-Papain)...that have al the big players.......protease, lipase, amylase, cellulase, lactase....etc.

    or something as simple as Betaine HCL to increase Stomach Acidity.

    I can recommend either Twinlabs Super Enyzmes or Nature's Plus Ultrazyme or Actizyme....

    However......a warning.....Digestive Enzymes become a crutch.....use them ONLY for meals that wil give you difficulty!


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    Thanks DP, and crutch caution well noted. Thanks again.
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    Track your fiber...soluble and insoluble....just b/c you're eating more vegies doesn't mean you are getting enough fiber. If your protein and cals are high I would try for 30-50 grams. Try to get your fiber from a variety of sources....vegies, oats, grains, etc.
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    Will do Fit Freak.
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    Have you tried live yoghurt? Or eating more fat in the morning to stimulate gall-bladder emptying?

    I find a good bacon, egg, mushroom & onion breakfast cooked in butter & olive oil gets me 'going' in the morning. But then, I'm not a BB'er!
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    I'm off the dairy products for a while, trying to drop some body fat. Also, I love yogurt but it has to have lots of fruit in it and that's a no-no right now.

    The omlet sounds GREAT, but mornings aren't my problem. It's usually around mid to late afternoon when I start feeling bloated to the point of pain.
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    So, what are you eating that's bunging you up?
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    MEAT, lot's and lot's of meat.
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    Is it very lean by any chance?
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    I trim off any excess before cooking but it still can't be considered lean, by any means. I also get a good mix of all different kinds of meat; beef, pork, chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, etc. OK, some of those ARE lean but you gotta trust me, I get PLENTY of fat throughout the day.
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    I hate to sound like the senile citizen, Bob, but have you tried a product called Benefiber? I discovered the stuff when I was on the Atkins diet.....which almost killed me as far as digestion was concerned. It is low cal, sugar free, taste free, not gritty and low carb. You can put it in any beverage, and it is hardly noticeable. And it won't make you feel like Wyle E. Coyote after he ate the earthquake pills, if ya know what I mean. Regardless, don't feel bad. I've only been around a couple of days, and I can assure you, you aren't the only one here that's full of chit.

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    Originally posted by ALBOB
    I trim off any excess before cooking but it still can't be considered lean, by any means. I also get a good mix of all different kinds of meat; beef, pork, chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, etc. OK, some of those ARE lean but you gotta trust me, I get PLENTY of fat throughout the day.
    Albob do you notice it more when you eat red meat ?

    If you get plenty of fat, why not not trade some for a yogart?

    Do you take flax seed oil?

    I have been on the bran flakes w/ berries for mos.(I like it)
    last mo just started eating oat meal w/rasisins and milk no sugar I really like it too but not every day. I would get sick of it real quick.

    Are you drinking protein shakes too?



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    Benefiber? I'll give it a try. Thanks DaMayor


    Originally posted by tidalwaverus
    Albob do you notice it more when you eat red meat ?

    Not really, just meat in general

    If you get plenty of fat, why not not trade some for a yogart?

    I can't stand yogurt without fruit and that brings in too much sugar.

    Do you take flax seed oil?

    Yup, two to three times every day

    I have been on the bran flakes w/ berries for mos.(I like it)
    last mo just started eating oat meal w/rasisins and milk no sugar I really like it too but not every day. I would get sick of it real quick.

    I think I'm gonna add some oatmeal to my diet. Just need to find a way to sweeten it up without sugar.

    Are you drinking protein shakes too?

    Three a day, EVERY day. 10-12 oz. crystal light, 20 grams whey powder and three whole eggs in every shake.

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    last mo just started eating oat meal w/rasisins and milk no sugar I really like it too but not every day.
    Milk=sugar
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    Just need to find a way to sweeten it up without sugar.
    How about splenda(sugar sub) and cinnamon?
    Or sliced apples, strawberries, blueberries or rasberries are pretty good.
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    Originally posted by P-funk
    How about splenda(sugar sub) and cinnamon?
    Or sliced apples, strawberries, blueberries or rasberries are pretty good.
    Yeah, Splenda would work. Again though, trying to stay away from fruit because of the sugar.
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    But those fruits also have fiber. How much fruit do you eat a day? If you don't eat any fruit you can stand to eat a 1/2 grapefruit or an apple or berries in your oatmeal,no? It is not like you are eating an orange or banana which have more sugar.
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    No fruit Just meat, high fiber veggies, eggs and protein powder.
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    No fruit Just meat, high fiber veggies, eggs and protein powder.
    Damn, that's harsh. Not even a little bit of fiberous fruit?
    I guess you will have to go with splenda then.
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    Originally posted by P-funk
    Damn, that's harsh. Not even a little bit of fiberous fruit?
    I'm at the very beginning's of the Atkin's program. I've already done the two week intro but am still keeping all sugars to an absolute minimum. I'm hanging around 24% BF and want to be closer to 12% for my retirement ceremony in June.
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    Doing the Atkins diet and lifting weights at the same time seems difficult. How do you have energy to w/o? Do you carb up at all during the week or weekend?
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    I do tend to eat more carbs on the weekend but still keep them in check. Remember though, I get carbs with most every meal because I pile on the veggies.
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    The first time I went on the Atkins plan, I lifted regularly during the induction period with no problems at all. Lost 16 lb.s in two weeks. I did, however, have some difficulty w/ leg cramps at night. The second time I went on the Atkins plan, I couldn't get into Ketosis!! No carbs! Zip! Nada! (That's why you guys hear me ranting about metabolism.) Regardless, the Benefiber didn't knock me out of ketosis, nor did it force me to do cardio against my will (the involuntary dash to the privey) Splenda is also a great product, although a bit expensive. By the way, what are you retiring from?

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    Air Force. 22 years is more than enough. Moving back to Vegas where I hope to land something in the training field.
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