Re: Does constipation cause weight gain?
I will give you a big YES on that and here's why: If you're constipated, it's almost certain that you're not getting enough fiber in your diet from vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruit and you're eating too much animal protein and baked goods made with white flour. And, as we know, vegetables, legumes and fruit are generally lower in calories than animal protein which is more concentrated.. Plus the fact that fiber gives you a feeling of fullness that helps you to know when the meal is over.
So, yes, if you're constipated you're not getting the balance that you need for good health and weight control.
Last edited by JohnR41; 01-26-2009 at 10:50 AM.
Reason: minor correction