Some Tips On Smooth And Regular Bowel Movements

lime juice for bowel movements?

Here are some quick tips to start your day smoothly. :)

  • Drink a couple of cups of warm water with some lime juice (half a lime is enough), and walk around for a while. Depending on individual, you may need to drink more or less - although, from personal experience, it works best when you drink enough warm water to make you feel “full”. It will take you a few days to figure out exactly how much water (and how warm) it takes to make it work. Do this as soon as you wake up, so that you give it enough time to work on your bowel.
  • Some people suggest adding a teaspoon of honey to the mixture of warm water and lime juice. I have never tried it myself, but, if you have some honey easily available, go ahead and use it. You could also use a teaspoon of sugar instead.
  • By the way, I have also tried drinking just warm water (without the lime or the honey or the sugar), and even that works.
  • Over the years, I have heard about different things that work for different people in this matter. Here is a quick list of those things: tea, coffee, cold water, warm milk, breakfast….and reading a newspaper (honestly, I know some people who claim that they can’t do their business without their daily reading dose)!

More than the warm water and the lime juice, I think regular bowel movements are influenced by “regularity” - if instead of warm water, coffee works for you, then fine - drink coffee, but be regular in doing that, and your bowel will work it out.

14 Comment(s)

  1. My wife just sits in the office chair we have at our desk. It works almost every time!

    Kenny | Jul 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. Have one or two packets or cups of sugar-free oatmeal every morning. You can also sprinkle the raw oatmeal in yogurt.

    CF | Sep 30, 2007 | Reply

  3. From my experience at the gym, working out the abs especially the lower abs regularly also helps :)

    Daniel | Sep 30, 2007 | Reply

  4. i can go for days, without having a movement, i try eating rasins, rasin brand, power aid, a banna, and some water. some time it will move, but i want to be able to take a natural source that will not hurt me. can you help?

    tyra | Feb 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. Tyra - start your day with the tip mentioned above. make sure you drink it on an empty stomach. i usually have 12oz. of warm water with 1 tablespoon of honey when i wake up and within 20min i get rid of nightime waste.

    drink more water throughout the day and have whole wheat toast and a banana for breakfast. eat an apple or some raisins after each meal. also try to exercise 3times a week. it will literally help get things moving.

    also remember that normal for one person may not be normal for everyone else. as long as your consistent you dont need to worry about not having any movement. some people go 2times a day while others normal may constitute 3 times a week.

    hope this helps!

    Alia | Feb 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. Try some natural food that is not filled with a lot of sugar(flax seed, high fiber foods)and see if that helps. Also, a hot beverage, like coffee, tea, etc.) will help, especially if you drink it at the same time each day.

    Darren | Apr 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. i used to only go once a month until i started eating a fruit parfait every day. the following combination is MAGIC!!! for some reason though, only the specific brands

    Take 1 C. of Stoneyfield Farm Yogurt (any flavor) and top with a handful of blueberries and strawberries. Sprinkle Bear Naked brand granola on top to taste (I use the Fit Vanilla Almond Crunch flavor).

    I swear … amazing. I’ve tried the same thing with other yogurts or granolas or other fruit combinations and they just didn’t work for me. It takes a few days for your body to adjust but after that, the bowel movements pretty much happen within an hour or two of eating the parfait in the morning. I love it — like clockwork!

    been there | Apr 29, 2009 | Reply

  8. what if u get up much eralier than usual??? will it still come with a cup of warm water with lemon??

    qwert | Jul 15, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hi i have tried everything warm water in the morning, warm/hot tea, raw juicing, more fiber even spearola tea, nothing is working i don’t have a movement for 4/5 days and now all the toxins trapped in my body are coming out in my skin, i have tried nulax but just one teaspoon at night and by the next morning i have to stay home to be near a toilet as it bring on violent cramps and diarrhea so please anyone help me!! im desperate as my skin is suffering, im also trying 3 capsules every day with every meal of psyllium husk still nothing??? Help!!

    jo | Sep 29, 2009 | Reply

  10. Kenny, That is funny. It may be because of the workload in the office. Bowel movements are also affected by our psychology.

    - Herman Swan
    AU

    counselling psychologist sydney | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

  11. WORKING DAYS I DON’T HAVE BOWEL MOVEMENTS IN THE MORNING ALTHOUGH I DRINK WATER IN HE MORNING BUT I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR THAT. I WAKE UP AT 8 AM AND ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TO EXERCISE AND GET MYSELF SET FOR WORK. SO THAT MY SYSTEM WILL WORK I NEED MORE TIME IN THE MORNING. BUT MONDAY TO FRIDAY I DEFECATE AFTERNOON TO EVENINGS, IT’S THE SAME THING. BUT WEEKENDS AND WHENEVER I AM IN VACATION I DEFECTATE IN THE MORNING. I AM 33 YEARS OLD AND SPORTIVE

    GEORGIA ATHANASOPOULOU | Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

  12. IceBreak Iced Coffee gives multiple poops from out of nowhere. You can eat nothing for two days but still do poops. I wonder why? I wonder if this is what they call “scouring”. I much prefer health food but if you’re stuck, try a good strong iced coffee.

    @ m simms: prune juice gives runny poops. tut-tut

    Heather | Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

  13. I get bowel movements 3-4 times a day.. what do I do to make it just once or even once in two days. Thank you

    Stanley | Apr 7, 2010 | Reply

  14. It is very amazing how I came across the fact that drinking warm water helps bowl movement. I have a tooth ache and I needed some water to flush my teeth with to clean remenant of coffee and sugar. Just by chance I took some warm water and a short while after cleaning my teeth my bowl suddenly started giving definte signs of alarm. I then went to the toilet and I never had such a smooth and comprehensive bowl movement. Let me explain what I mean by comrehensive. Usually I never releive myself completely at one go. There are times I had to go to toilet four or five times a day sometimes in a matter of five minutes. This time I know every thing is out.

    Then I become very curious about the relationship of warm water and smooth bowl movement and I browsed through google. I found this site and posted this comment.

    I guess it is a technique worth trying for people like me who have serious bowl movement problem/constipation.

    Beck

    beck | Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

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