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Facade's avatar

What happens if you have psyllium fiber daily but do not eat very much?

Asked by Facade (22894points) May 8th, 2010

Will it still “move”, or can it not move without adequate food?

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gailcalled's avatar

Experiment. It’s your GI tract; you know it best. One good rule is that eating is not a bad idea.

casheroo's avatar

I think the biggest concern with that type of fiber is getting enough fluids. Lots and lots of water.

faye's avatar

I would think it would move just fine if you do as @casheroo says. Too much fibre is supposed to cause diarrhea but I suppose that’s with a regular diet. I’d worry if I had lots of salad plus fibre!!

Facade's avatar

Thanks yall

Pandora's avatar

I think its hard for someone to keep taking something indefinete. Your body may get use to this fiber for aide in going to the bathroom or to help with mild runs and when you go back to eating as you have for years, your intestines will have a harder time adjusting. Its the same with people who take vitamins everyday. When they decide to stop for a few days they feel run down because their bodies got use to the amount they were taking, or after a while it wouldn’t be as effective any more and they had to up the amount of vitamins to feel the same energy. At times, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

nebule's avatar

Psyllium Fibre managed to block me up…that was with a healthy diet I think it depends on the person

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