|Disgusting. Picture found on twitter.com/lottscat via http://weheartit.com|
I haven't pooped for a week and it was getting uncomfortable. I felt horribly bloated and headaches. I felt my body is like a clogged pipe and I need vacuum cleaner pipe to suck it out. I am so desperate to cure it! My husband said, this constipation may be a result of using fiber supplement over a long period of time to aid weight loss. Long term use of fiber supplement can lead to dependency. At one point, one cannot have a bowel movement without such medicinal aides. I thought he was right after all. Low doses of this kind of laxatives does not work on me anymore. As a matter of fact, I am again tempted to drink another fiber supplement to relieve this constipation. But I am glad I didn't.
|"Hard work": I was like this in the loo. I feel 'it' at the base there but can't pass it|
out, no matter how much I strain. Photo Credit www.skepticalob.com
Water help wash waste and toxins out of your body. Drink 10 to 20 ounces of pure water the first thing every morning. Add fresh lemon juice to your warm water for extra cleansing.
2. Dietary fiber
A plant based diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds is naturally full of fiber. Aim for at least 24 to 38 grams of fiber a day. Prunes are a natural laxative food. Figs are full of fiber. Add them to your diet to prevent constipation. Or, eat one or more fresh figs every day to relieve constipation. Greens and green drinks contain chlorophyll which helps to get rid of toxins and bad breath from constipation.
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day can improve your digestion. And the physical activity will helps to keep things moving on the inside.
|Regular exercise can improve your mood, stamina and sex life. |
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- Let go of stress
- Avoid eating too much food at one meal. Eat smaller portion instead.
- Eliminate foods that cause constipation like junk foods, pastries, cheese, ice cream, whole milk, and processed foods.
- Go to the bathroom when you get the urge. If you hold the urge often enough, your body will stop telling you when it needs to go.
Now your turn...
Do you have anything to add to this list? I want to hear your story or opinion and how you cure/avoid constipation.