It’s not a fun topic to talk about or deal with: constipation on the keto diet. But thankfully, we have some simple remedies to make any digestive woes a thing of the past.
Some people who start the ketogenic diet temporarily deal with abnormal bowel movements. In other words, things may not move along as quickly they’re supposed to.
This can be frustrating for sure—but with the right tweaks, you can not only eliminate keto constipation issues but make your digestive health better than ever!
The ketogenic diet is extremely healthy, but there are a few main reasons why constipation can be a problem:
When your body doesn’t get enough fluid, your colon pulls extra from your stools. This can slow things down in your gut and cause constipation.
Vegetables and keto-friendly plant foods make up your fiber sources on the ketogenic diet. Eat plenty of:
Medium-chain triglycerides in MCT oil or coconut oil are some of the best natural “laxatives” and great for fighting keto constipation.
Add Keto Zone MCT Oil Powder to warm water or put it in your coffee or smoothies.
Adequate hydration helps maintain normal bowel functions.
The combination of water and fiber from food helps sweep your digestive tract to keep everything working properly.
So, drink, drink, drink that water! Have some with every meal and always carry water around with you during the day.
Don’t like plain water or have trouble drinking it? Try adding a quick squeeze (just a squeeze!) of lemon or lime juice for flavor.
Some Keto Zone members also drink Smooth Move tea, which has several natural herbs for fighting constipation.
If you struggle to get fiber from the keto foods mentioned above or just want some extra insurance, add some keto fiber supplements to your routine like:
You can also make the Seed Bread from the Keto Zone Diet book, which contains psyllium flour and fiber-rich seeds.
The above advice should ease your constipation concerns—but if you’re still struggling or the problem gets too extreme, consider slightly and temporarily increasing your intake of high-fiber carb foods until things improve.
As long as you’re eating plenty of low-carb vegetables and healthy fats, staying hydrated all day, and utilizing high-quality supplements occasionally, a healthy digestion on keto shouldn’t be a problem for long.
Where do I find Psyllium husk, I have looked several places
Salt water has the ability to counteract constipation so if you find yourself visited by the keto/poop gremlin, drop a dash of salt into a glass of water twice a day and drink it an hour or so before eating when your stomach is empty.