The right way to relieve constipation and poo on diets

Constipation is a typical topic in Slimming World teams so I believed I’d share with you my ideas, options and experiences.

Don’t fear there are not any footage and no vivid descriptions! Everybody has a distinct metabolism and basically the way in which we cope with meals might be very completely different.

When you have ongoing points it’s, after all, clever to see your physician for recommendation. The following tips are merely ones to try to assist in the meantime and could be what you have to get you going!

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Why does Slimming World make you constipated?

Constipation or being “blocked up” can occur for quite a lot of causes from not consuming sufficient fibre or not ingesting sufficient water to only altering your weight loss plan and life-style.

It usually is one thing that may resolve itself and be solved with modifications to weight loss plan alone nevertheless there are merchandise you should buy if vital.

Docs are sometimes reluctant to assist if it isn’t an ongoing drawback you’ve already tried to resolve or there’s something uncommon about it.

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Take a look at the NHS advice and make your individual resolution. I’m not a health care provider these are simply issues that I’ve discovered useful or folks I do know have discovered useful.

Listed here are some suggestions which can show you how to to get issues shifting without having any remedy in any respect.

Ideas to enhance constipation while following Slimming World

Drink extra fluids

Ideally not caffeinated drinks or alcohol and ideally water. This might help loosen issues and stop the issue together with serving to when you’re already constipated. Should you want some tricks to get you to drink extra take a look at my earlier put up here.


Improve the fibre in your weight loss plan

This may be simply including extra meals with the F image in your Slimming World ebook so doesn’t imply you have to syn further gadgets.

Altering your healthy extra b selection

This has helped for me earlier than, goal for one thing with a excessive bran content material for one of the best outcomes however simply altering it round might help too.

Eat kiwi fruits with the pores and skin on

I haven’t had any luck with this however some folks swear by it. Clearly complete it wouldn’t be so good however chopped up with the pores and skin on in fruit salad or yoghurt you’ll barely discover.

Cut back your carbs

Lower the variety of carbohydrates you eat and improve the fruit and greens.

Eat an entire melon (not the pores and skin or seeds)

That is one thing I discover actually helps me in all probability as a result of it’s largely water. Be sure to are comparatively close to a rest room as you’ll get rid of lots of that water shortly although!


Eat watery meals

Eat a number of meals with loads of water in them corresponding to cucumber, melon (as above), and so on so while you’re filling up to your meals you’re including a number of fluid too.


Transfer extra – train might help maintain you common so shifting extra might assist constipation too, particularly when achieved earlier than you’re in ache with it and too uncomfortable.

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A shower

A heat tub might help too, if nothing else it might ease any discomfort and calm down you which can additionally assist.

Therapeutic massage

Rubbing your decrease tummy space in a clockwise path. This can be utilized to assist infants so equally it could assist and I’m fairly positive is unlikely to trigger you any hurt really easy to attempt.

Place while you use the bathroom

Whenever you sit on the bathroom elevate your knees – a baby’s rest room step is ideal for this. This lets you be in the fitting place and assists gravity a bit.


Peppermint or ginger tea might help some folks with digestion. I’m not a large fan of it so have by no means had sufficient to make a distinction however it’s one other factor value making an attempt.

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Lemon water

Scorching or chilly water with freshly squeezed lemon juice in or just a few slices maybe, this was beneficial to me not too long ago by a health care provider and sounds prefer it may very well be value a attempt.

Raisins or prunes

Should you don’t thoughts utilizing some syns then raisins and/or prunes is usually a laxative so might show you how to to get issues shifting.


Apples (notably their skins) are rumoured to assist too so consuming extra apples or ingesting some apple juice might assist. Clearly when you comply with Slimming World the juice could be synned however this has labored for each Stuart and Ben earlier than – my bowels have been too cussed for it!

Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are sometimes beneficial as is flaxseed oil, once more that is one thing you would want to syn however is usually stated to assist. Different oils or oily meals might assist too however watch out you don’t use constipation as an excuse to go off plan for days on finish.

Vital issues about constipation to contemplate

Don’t overlook when you discover blood or there’s something out of the strange if you’re undecided ask your physician. All the guidelines above are my options based mostly on my expertise and that of others and don’t exchange medical recommendation.

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