Holiday feasts are known to stray from your usual healthy diet. Luckily, our Colonoscopy Los Angeles facility has the answers on how to deal with constipation during this holiday season.
Keep a consistent movement
Try and make sure that your bowel movements are on a routine during the days leading up to the holiday vacation. This will help prevent any constipation issues during the actual holiday days.
Traveling in all forms forces you to sit for extended periods of time. Prepare your body for the ride by stretching, and walking around beforehand. Moving your body will also help your gut to easily move. If traveling by road, remember to make stops when possible to take a break from sitting.
Alcohol can be a big part of the holiday season, so attempt to stay as hydrated as possible. Having a glass of water for every drink you take will help you stay hydrated and will prevent any bloating the next morning.
Eat your fruits and veggies
Make sure to include fruits and vegetables for every meal. Fruits and vegetables are essential in keeping your bowels regular. Fiber-filled foods are other great alternatives to help your digestive system stay on track.
Holiday seasons include a number of sweet treats. Staying away from those can be crucial in keeping your gut happy. Too much food and sweets will lead to bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Moderation is definitely key when it comes to keeping your gut 100% happy.
Stay on a schedule
Eating schedules can vary during the holiday season. If possible, attempt to eat during routine times. Staying on schedule will help your bowel movements remain consistent.
Staying as active as possible will be beneficial for your gut. Take a stroll after dinner or even stretch to help your gut stay active.
About Dr. Berookim
Dr. Peyton Berookim is a colonoscopy Los Angeles expert who specializes in providing the best care for patients. If you have any questions or concerns on how to keep your bowel movements consistent, contact him today.