Constipation makes you feel so crappy. Literally. 💩
Jokes aside, it is a serious issue as it can lead to a decreased ability to digest the nutrients in your food, increased food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, and even acid reflux.
Sadly, you are not alone with your bloating, weird gassy feelings, painful pushes, and discomfort. About 20% of adults and 29% of children in the US are backed up from time to time.
What’s stopping the flow? It is literally when you’re not living “in the flow.” Stress, inactivity, and diet play a significant role in making you feel stuck in so many ways.
Aging, taking certain medications, and being pregnant can also increase the likelihood of constipation.
There are solutions!!
Here are 4 proven hacks to cancel your constipation and enjoy BM regularity on the daily:
Internal Shower: This has gone VIRAL over the past few weeks because it WORKS! See for yourself! It kills sugar cravings, removes the bloat in your digestive tract, helps you trim belly fat, and won’t even break your fast! Cheers!!
ACTION: 8 oz of water, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 slice of lemon. Stir and drink up! P.S, Don’t miss out on my HOUR OF POWER about gut cleaning!!
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Drink Alkaline (or at least purified) water all day every day! Constipation is one of the body’s top signs of dehydration. Also, while sparkling drinks are becoming super popular and a refreshing alternative to alcohol (which I love!), the carbon dioxide gas in sparkling water and seltzer will increase the gas in the gut. This will make you feel extra bloated if you are already constipated.
ACTION: Drink up to happily push out.
High Fiber High-Fives: Foods that prevent constipation (and improve it if you are already suffering) are those high in fiber that also hydrate you. (Are you seeing a trend?!) Clue: Don’t just go for items in the grocery store labeled “high fiber.” Those are often processed carbs filled with gluten, making constipation worse.
ACTION: Pick 5 HIGH FIBER foods to eat a day: Seeds (chia, hemp, flax), sweet potatoes, avocado, coconut (whole, water, or milk), dark green veggies (kale, watercress, spinach, etc.), broccoli, beans, pears, apples, etc.
Kick Out Gluten And Dairy:Now as you know, I’m a big believer in moderation—notdeprivation! However, when you are constipated, kicking both out for a week can make a world of difference. Both dairy products and foods with gluten like bread, pasta, crackers, or baked goods clog up and slow down the digestive tract, leading to more constipation. If you are sensitive, intolerant, or allergic to dairy and/or gluten, consuming them could make you feel bloated for several days.
ACTION: Try not to eat any gluten or dairy for a full week. After 4 days, check in to see how you are feeling.
Your poop is a good indicator of your overall health, as many diseases begin with gut disorders.
The graphic below is a great guide from Health.com on what your poop is telling you! If it isn’t “normal” and you are thinking yikesss what should I do?” I am here for you!
Going Green AKA drinking 1 scoop Acid-Kicking Greens a day can help you feel like Joana G. or Betty S.:
“I haven’t been feeling bloated and uncomfortable.”