These weight loss strategies mess up with your poop schedule

Do you need to hit the toilet often during your run? Here's why.

We understand that you can do anything to lose that extra inch of fat from your waist. But sometimes your weight loss strategies can mess with your pooping schedules big time. So if you are getting those runs during a workout or feeling constipated way too often, fix these weight loss strategies already, says nutritionist Padma Syal.

You are going overboard with fibre

If you are going overboard with fibre, you can suffer from tummy troubles. Insoluble fibre helps foods pass quickly through your system and soluble fire attracts water to slow digestion. So if you go overboard on any one of them you can suffer from a range of digestive problems from bloating to diarrhoea. Soluble fibre like Brussels sprouts, apples and beans produces the most gas. Insoluble sources of fibre include carrots, beets and radishes. Add the fibre slowly to your diet and observe how your body reacts. You will probably see the symptoms in about six hours after eating. For instance, if you are eating beans start with half of the recommended portion size.

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You are eating too much fat

Keto diet requires you to get 80 percent of your calories from fat. Now if you are swearing on the ketogenic diet for weight loss, you can suffer from gastrointestinal issues like indigestion. This is because high-fat foods especially saturated fats take longer for the stomach to process. If you are on a high-fat diet prioritise on unsaturated fats like olive oil, walnuts and avocados as they are easier to digest. These surprising facts about your poop will amaze you.

You go for long runs

If you are going for very long runs you are likely to experience potty problems mostly diarrhoea. It all comes down to dehydration where the lack of fluid fails to keep things moving in your intestines. Consumer too much fibre, caffeine or dairy just before your session can also cause those mid-run runs. To prevent frequent visits to the toilet during your run, drink a lot of water before you hit the road and play it safe with caffeine, dairy and fibre.

You are cutting down on carbs

Yes cutting down on carbs like chips and pasta can be a great way to cut down on your processed carbs intake. But sometimes in an attempt at reducing the intake of carbs, you also end up cutting back on fibre which is not a good idea. Your multigrain bread and oatmeal are some of the greatest sources of fibre and lack of fibre can make you suffer from constipation. If you want to cut down on cabs ditch the low fibre carbs like white bread and baked goods and keep oatmeal and whole-grain bread. Here are 10 causes of bloating or abdominal gas you did not know.

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