[quote]Jeffrey of Troy wrote:
^ Some low carb diets (Atkins, induction phase) allow only a certain amount of vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, onion because they have a higher carb count but almost freely allow leafy green salads and higher amount of other leafy greens. If you wanted to have say cauliflower for dinner, you would only be allowed a very small amount - for me it was about 1/2 cup.
As far as fiber being over or underrated as mentioned above, I don’t think that telling someone that is constipated that he shouldn’t be helps much. Constipation is one of the top complaints among people switching to this eating style. If you go from eating a lot of processed food or tons of starch and sugar and switch to a rapidly different way of eating, it will affect your digestive tract and colon. It takes time to adjust so do what you need to to make yourself more comfortable.
Increasing your fats will help also.
Constipation is not only about fiber. Other factors:
walking - to work food through digestive system
As long as fiber is 10 - 15 g per day, I’d look at those other factors before increasing fiber. [/quote]
Agreed. I was responding to a post earlier about fiber, specifically, so that’s the point that I addressed. Not purposefully neglecting any other things noteworthy of discussion. All of your points are valid and I would suggest all of them to someone that was having issue and use all of them myself.