When I first started LFRV they were inconsistant and horribly gassy/diahrrea after about a month things went to normal during the first month i had some solid BM's but it was not consistant. Now i usually go about 2-4 times a day im in and out of the bathroom in 4 minutes max most of the time less than that.
Are you eating all of your fruit when its ripe?
Do you eat many bananas?
Are you drinking 3-4Litres of water a day?
I'm sorry :( that's no fun!
That's great you get regular exercise, that really does help! Definitely eat ripe fruit. What has really helped me also is eating lots of clementines/oranges. Make sure you also get plenty of water.
Sometimes people find bananas help with constipation, but others feel they bind things and make the stools firmer. I have found that citrus runs right through me, easy-peesy! SO you might try tilting towards pulpy citrus for a bit. Also, prunes may help. You could soak them and add them to a smoothie or snack on them.
If you are fairly new to LFRV, then it may take a little while for your body to get used to processing real food, but it will, for sure!
I'm sure some others will chime in with good advice, hang in there! Well, maybe that's a bad word choice ;) Maybe just stay strong, I'm sure things will even out for you!
So True Sally-Ann!
When I was at the hospital for diverticulitis, the pain medication they gave me was SOOOO welcome! But as soon as the really bad pain was past, I immediately weaned myself off the meds they sent me home with, I maybe took 1/3 of it. That stuff really slows the works down!
drink a lot
eat yours greens
eat oranges and bananas... oranges/citrus seem to make me want to poo... bananas help bind and bulk a bit, i think
i sometimes go a day without pooping and I HATE IT. i can't imagine going 5!!! Whoa!