RECOMMENDATIONS FROM A NUTRITIONIST
Doing the same things every day can be helpful for establishing bowel regularity.
Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, which makes it very difficult to digest properly!
Dehydration can cause a lot of constipation. If you're increasing fiber intake you definitely need to also increase hydration!
Most don't get enough fiber. Aim for fiber at each meal, be that from vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds or grains!
Too much sitting can really bind things up. Aim to increase movement, even if just by walking!
Certain supplements, like iron, can cause constipation. Be aware of which ones you're taking, as they could be contributing to infrequent bowel movements.
Things like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut are excellent sources and can help get things moving! You may even consider adding in a probiotic supplement.