Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
My doc was worried about this after my gall bladder removal...he just gave me a script for stool softeners (which are available off the shelf) if I find I haven't gone in a few days..then I take one in the morning with my vitamins....
I try not to take them regularly though as I don't want my body to rely on them..
Sometimes all I need is a good hot cup of.
...it tends to help things move along....
I'm 9 weeks out and having the same problems. In fact, I just posted this same question the other day and asked if anyone uses.
You can go and read their comments if you want and it might help. I actually have a high intake of water and still struggle. Today I'm going to try.
And keep my fingers crossed. Good luck. Carolyn..
It is from being dehydrated usually and I just took stool softeners and usually got relief within a day or two. Sip, sip, sip!!!..
I had trouble for the 1st week but ever since I have gone at 7am every single day without fail. I have never been so regular in my life lol..
I take omega 3.
Everyday and it seems to help. Doc said to increase fluid intake and to not rely on laxatives cause they r habit forming...
I'm 3 yrs out and I still have that issue although since my gallbladder came out last summer it hadn't been a problem up til the last few weeks. Can't figure out what i'm doing differently. I just use stool softeners but there is a great product called Smooth Move Tea and it works sometimes better than you want it too lol...
Just found out my issues are structural and not related to my diet. A word to the wise: deal with this issue agressively. Some of the damage apparently began with straining during a bout of constipation...
I called my surgeons office last week over this. The RN's reccomendation was to add fiber to my Medifast diet daily.....
.....etc., also said for immediate use,.