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Can following Atkins cause diarrhea?

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Diarrhea is uncommon in people doing Atkins. In fact, people on Induction are more likely to initially experience constipation until the body adjusts to a change in food intake. However, some people cant tolerate dairy productsand consumption of cheese and cream may cause diarrhea. If this is the case, try eliminating all milk products and observe the results. Another cause can be a significant increase in the intake of fat especially if you have been on an extremely low-fat diet prior to starting Atkins, it may take your body a while to adjust to the higher fat intake. Cut back and slowly increase fat as tolerated. If dietary fat is not the cause, diarrhea could also result from taking the recommended supplements. Try stopping them for a few days, if the diarrhea goes away; reintroduce them one at a time. As long as you have diarrhea, it is especially important to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration. In very rare cases diarrhea can be a sign of ... more
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