Poor nutrition can lead to constipation eating high-fiber foods while drinking an accompanying cup of water can improve bowel movements and decrease the risk of diabetes and cancer

Try: Use the calorie counter to plan meals that include at least the minimum number of recommended grams of fiber per day if possible get the fiber from food not supplements the fiber content is high in avocados raspberries figs blueberries and bananas check the calorie counter book for other high-fiber foods write a monthly meal plan that includes high-fiber foods use the calendar to note the grams of fiber eaten daily use the calendar to note the number of bowel movements daily consult a doctor if several days or more are passing between bowel movements a doctor may recommend a fiber supplement to be mixed in food or drink

Materials: Calorie counting book that lists dietary fiber 21 – 25 grams of fiber per day for women 30 – 38 grams of fiber per day for men calendar monthly meal plan

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References: Daily fiber recommendations made by the mayo clinic staff on the mayo clinic website

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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