Hi guys first post and a question that concerns me.
So a little history,
I’m 46 and currently weigh in at 128kg that’s just over 20 stone. I’m following a restricted calorie diet aimed at around 1500 a day, I try and walk 10000 steps a day and it seems to be working but every now and then I overdo it on the protein and inevitably it causes me to be constipated. I know about the plenty of water, plenty of fibre and veg but if I’m honest I don’t always manage it and I have been turning to the laxatives to shift the blockage.
On average I’d say it’s about once every 3 or 4 weeks ill do it. I don’t like it and don’t want to continue but here’s the question, is this use or abuse?
It helps a lot as these days if I don’t go to the toilet for a couple of days it feels like I’m carrying a bloody baby in there, once a day would be ideal but when you reduce what goes in then of course you reduce what comes out.
I have a job visiting a lot of clients during the day and asking them if you just pop to the loo and unload just doesn’t seem fair on them so sometimes ill keep it in and again I think that isn’t helping.
So what is the consensus on this am i abusing the pills or not?