You may have noticed that a very real and frustrating part of being in isolation is that your toilet habits have changed. Specifically that you're not going as often as you used to. If this sounds like you then keep on reading for our top tips to beat constipation!

  • Fluid, fluid fluid - As a rough guide we should be aiming for around 2 - 2.5 Litres of water each day. Depending on your size, gender and activity level you may need more or less. 
  • Get active - Just a 10 minute walk around the block is enough to get things moving. Active bodies lead to active bowels! 
  • Fibre - Is essential for a happy gut. We should be having around 25 - 30g per day. Some great soluble fibre options are oats, legumes, pears, sweet potatoes, prunes, avocados and kiwi fruit. Insoluble fibre options are nuts, wholegrain breads and cereals, skin on fruit and vegetables.
  • Cut back on processed foods - Eating too many highly processed foods such as chips, cakes and pies can lead to a sluggish gut.

Our dietitians are here to help ease your discomfort, contact us for a personalised plan to help you. If you have any other suggestions let us know!