Topic: How can I stop being constipated?
April 23, 2019 / By Eryk Question:
Lately I seem to be a little constipated and it's getting annoying. I am having a bowel movement every day, but (sorry to be descriptive), the feces itself is very hard and difficult to get out. I haven't really changed my diet, so I'm not sure what could be causing it. What should I do about this?
Conner | 2 days ago
the main answer is to drink more water. when your body does not have enough water, it squeezes the poop to pull out some fluids from there, leaving very hard poop. keep drinking plenty of water, your pee should be nearly clear at all times.
Drink more water. But (pun intended) for a more immediate solution an enema is an option. Read instructions carefully so that you don't make a mess. It sounds gross but (that time it was unintended) you will feel much better.
For constipation, medication is only a very temporary solution if it works. Often you get side effects.
Wheat germ and wheat bran are very high fiber foods that often help for constipation.
Constipation can cause anal fissures, hemorrhoids and also some far more serious problems as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22r...
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem.
For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use.
For constipation, suppositories, laxatives, fiber supplements and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods and avoid the wrong foods.
All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative.
You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer.
Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system.
The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation.
Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems:
•Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats,
•Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk,
•Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc.,
•Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products,
•Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains,
•Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies,
•Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats.
You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.
ou need 8 glasses of water per day; eat 5 servings of vegetables. If you can't eat right take metamucil; but eating right makes you feel better.
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Don't think of it as a diet, but lifestyle change or you'll be losing and gaining weight forever. I hate to say it but 220 lbs is heavy, but you've made good progress in a month. If you diet then you'll lose the weight but go back once you get off the diet. So focus on making PERMANENT changes. (don't worry this is going somewhere and will answer your question) Here are some tips to lose weight and change your life, but allow you to enjoy food and life as well. This will help curb cravings.
-Eat a nice fulfilling breakfast, such as whole grain french toast, sausage, and strawberries, you'll be less likely to binge later.
-Have five to six small meals a day. Two hours after your breakfast have a little snack. I like Luna Bars personally, because they have yummy flavors and tide me over. I only have them like 2-3 x a week though since they can't replace fruit or yogurts.
-If you feel you must eat something that otherwise isn't good for your diet say if you're at a barbecue with family or out to dinner with your friends, allow yourself too! However, trust your instinct on what you order and cut the portions. Even if you don't normally eat the entire plate, eat 1/2 of what you'd normally eat. Eat slowly so you know the precise moment when you're full. Don't pick at it when you're done! If you think you will have the waiter take it or put it in a box for later. If you can share a meal with friends.
-Allow yourself the treat. I like dark chocolate covered pretzels because they give me the salt and chocolate fix. Count the ones you eat based on the serving though rather than sitting and eating the whole bag. Go to Trader Joes or something and search for the best dessert/ treat that you know will satisfy your cravings and have the fewest calories.