Some people who are new to the Dukan Diet experience the discomfort of constipation and digestive problems. In most cases, this situation is a temporary and normal reaction of the body to adapting to new foods and a different diet. Due to the fact that the Dukan diet is high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates, people who follow the diet often report that they need to go to the bathroom less often. This decrease in frequency and need can be misinterpreted as constipation. Someone who is accustomed to walking at a certain time of day may find that their routine is not disrupted by constipation, but simply by a lack of waste products to pass on. If this is the case, then there is no problem to solve. True constipation, of course, is uncomfortable and uncomfortable and needs to be addressed quickly.
In this article, I will look for 5 ways to solve the Dukan Diet constipation problem.
1. Eat your oat bran every day
The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re eating the recommended amount of oat bran every day. You can either add your oat bran neat in a porridge (flavored with cinnamon and vanilla for a delicious everyday treat) or add it to other foods like a burger filler.
If you eat enough oat bran but still suffer from constipation, you can increase the amount you eat daily until your digestive system returns to normal.
2. Try adding some wheat bran to your diet
Another option suggested by Dr. Dukan suggested in the official book is to add a spoonful of wheat bran to your diet every day that you are having trouble.
3. You must drink plenty of water
A third thing you can do is make sure you’re drinking enough water every day. A lack of water in your system can cause constipation. Make sure you’re drinking the recommended minimum of two liters of water a day. Even if you don’t have digestive problems, you should be drinking this amount of water every day, whether you’re on the Dukan diet or not.
4. You can eat some plums if that helps
A fourth option is to eat a small amount of fruit, such as plums, until your movements return to normal. Yes, fruit is not allowed during the Dukan diet, but there is no point in suffering unnecessarily, you can eat some plums if it will help eliminate digestive problems.
5. Ask your pharmacist for help
Finally, if you’re really suffering from constipation, you can buy some over-the-counter remedies from your local pharmacist. Of course, you don’t want to overdo things like laxatives and suppositories, but a small dose just to solve a pressing problem is perfectly acceptable.
Thanks to Simon Z Anderson