29 year-old male. Started hhcg 10 days ago. My last bowel movement was at the end of day 2 (end of loading). I have now gone a full 8 days without bowel movement. Now I typically wasn't that regular prior to the diet, so when the pounds and inches manual says up 4 days is perfectly normal, I figured up to 6 days would be pretty normal for me. But 8 days has me worried.
The diet is working great. I have lost 10.4lbs in 9 days (including the 2 loading days, today is my 10th day). So I'm happy to see I'm losing a lil over a lb a day.
The manual recommends an apple day or non mercurial diaretic if you hit a plateau. Well I haven't hit a plateau at all, i've had losses ranging from 0.4 o 2.0 every day.
I don't feel constipated nor am I on plateau, but I'm starting to feel that on the 8th day without a bowel movement this is becoming unhealthy.
I am eating spinach, argula, one apple and one orange every day, then a mixture of lean meats and veggies to fill in the rest of the 500 calories. I have been very strict with zero cheating.
What is the best method to induce a bowel movement while on hhcg? Should I do the apple day? Suppository?
And what is the best way to avoid going 8 days like I have currently?
bit concerned here.