What I Tried That Did Work
It's been freezing cold over the Winter, so I'm not as inspired to drink tons of water like I was when it was warmer. A light bulb went off in my intestines, and I decided to up my water intake the next day!
In order to get me started, I filled up my water bottle the night before and put it on my nightstand. When I woke up, I drank the entire thing, all 18 ounces. I sipped it down before even getting out of bed, over about five to 10 minutes while I wrote in my journal (yeah, self-care!).
I hopped out of bed, refilled the bottle, and made sure to get at least 80 ounces total, and that day I was cured! I'll spare you the details, but drinking more water totally worked. I continued this little nightly water bottle ritual all week and felt lighter, with zero bloating or discomfort. I was shocked that the solution was something so simple.
Now whether it's hot or cold out, whether I've had a grueling workout or I'm chilling on the couch, I make sure to get at least 80 to 100 ounces a day. Because constipation is no fun and drinking water is so easy! Aside from helping me out in the bathroom, drinking more water helps me feel more full and is great for my skin — I just make sure to stop drinking by 6:30 p.m. so I'm not up peeing throughout the night.