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Runny stools, frequent urge to pass stools, after turning to weight loss diet. Taking lots of vegetables and fruits. Advice?

I am trying to change my diet to help me lose weight. I have been juicing fruits and vegetables for the past month during the day and eating salads at night before going to bed. I have been having vary runny stools with no solid substance at all in it. And if I have a feeling that I have to go to the toilet I will usually have about 3 minutes to get there or it is hard to control. I am a 59 year old male and I weigh about 250 lbs. I have always had my bowel movements only in the mornings all of my life but now it seems that I have to go about 6 times a day and I am not eating heavy foods. I stopped eating meats, dairy, sugars, and starch based product such as breads, pasta, potatoes, and rice. I have lost about 25 lbs in the past 6 weeks but last week I went back to eating solid food to see if I would be getting solid stools again but it is still more like diarrhea . I drinks about a gallon of water a day to flush out my system and I used to pee a lot but now it runs out in my stools. Do you have any advice? Thank you, Gary
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Trying to lose weight by diet is one of the method to lose weight. But if not monitored,body will suffer as nutrients are not taken and slowly you wil get symtoms of deficiency of vitamins and other essential substances.
I advice you to consult a dietician who would chart the diet for you so that you take required calories and still lose weight. Also exercise is also vital to keep up the metabolism.
Symptoms you are having might be due to deficiency or infection. Dont try to suddenly change diet unless you have consulted the dietician. Screening for infection and deficiencies and treating them will help your symptoms.
All the best
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