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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 05:44
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I'm in week 3 and still having issues with loose stools. I was hoping this was just a side effect of transitioning over to keto and would resolve after the first few days. Im thinking its probably an issue with fat malabsorption and I may need to start taking digestive enzyme supplements. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any recommendations of some good quality supplements?
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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 07:01
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I'm in week 3 and still having issues with loose stools. I was hoping this was just a side effect of transitioning over to keto and would resolve after the first few days. Im thinking its probably an issue with fat malabsorption and I may need to start taking digestive enzyme supplements. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any recommendations of some good quality supplements?


What are you eating? It could be something that you are eating rather than fat malabsorption. That's the first place I would look. I have multiple food sensitivities and have to avoid many foods to keep things "normal".

Jean
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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 07:16
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I would add too that when Iím just getting back into ketosis, I have the same problem while Iím transitioning and it seems to be worse if Iím eating too much lean meat and not enough fat. But if I eat too much fat, I donít lose weight. So...it seems to be a delicate balance for some of us.
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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 08:24
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I also think you should look at what you are eating. There is a certain sugar substitute that acts as a laxative, for example. I struggled with constipation in the beginning, so then made sure I get my salad or vegetables every day.
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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 18:07
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Thanks for your replies. I have no food sensitivities or food intolerances. Been through that process last year with an elimination diet. I've been in ketosis as far as I know for a good 2.5 weeks, well according to the ketostix ( which I know are not completely reliable, but give me an indication) so not transitioning and Ive been tracking my macros quite strict so I am defo under 20 carbs a day. No abdo pain or any other symptoms. I eat no processed or packaged food and no artificial sweeteners, just plain old real food!!
Pretty sure it is fat malabsorption, and from my research, digestive enzymes are the go! I've had no experience with these kind of supplements, so any recommendations would be great! Cheers.
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Old Fri, Jan-26-18, 18:50
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That happens to me I take metamucil, kills it instantly. I never counted how long but it lasts a while. This time I try to eat salads and berries and it hasn't been a problem at all.

I took stuff from papaya caused massive horrible burning, was told that's a sign that you're really low and I needed it. Or my problem was gluten intolerance.

My friend took these, no improvement in symptoms because she had a massive gall stone attack after the first day.

Fat malabsorption is a real deal, if your worried I would get tested. I looked it up in my lab book. A Test of Pancreatic Function - Fecal fat analysis.
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Interesting, thanks!
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