What happens in your body when you have Constipation? it's when you have difficulty passing your banana easily and have to push it all the way through your bottom

What symptoms do you experience when you have constipation?

  • Difficult and painful bowel movements

  • Bowel movements fewer than three times a day

  • Feeling bloated or uncomfortable

  • Wind

  • Feeling sluggish

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abdominal distention

What causes constipation?

  • Medications

  • Lack of exercise

  • Not enough liquids

  • Not enough fibre in the diet

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement

  • Changes in habits or lifestyle, such as travel, pregnancy, and old age

  • Problems with intestinal function

  • Abuse of laxatives

When should I say that I am constipated?

NHS suggests that a normal stool frequency pooping is three times per day at three times per week, but when you think about it, you eat 3 meals per day, so should we poop three bananas per day? yes definitely!

Top tips to help you release your banana stuck in your belly :

1/Move more: I give you a challenge of doing at least10000 steps per day or running for 30 minutes per day

2/Drink: 1.5 to 2 litres per day. Struggling to drink, buy a bottle that you can bring with you all the time

3/Chia seed

Here is a delicious recipe:

  • 2 cups of Water

  • 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds

  • 1/4 Lemon (juiced)

Stir together all ingredients in a tall glass or mason jar. Let sit for 5 minutes or

until chia seeds swell. Enjoy!

Chia seed is high in fibre and will help you to unblock your pipe

4/Listen to your body if you need to go, don't hold it, go!

Don't hold it. Otherwise, it will stay inside for a long period, create bloating, and give you headaches.

Need personalised help?

If you have tried my tips and are still struggling with constipation. Book your free call, and we can chat about what might be going on.

As a gut specialist, I will help you find the root cause of your constipation and help to re-establish a healthy gut.

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