Stuck in a Bind: Study 43% Of Americans Struggling With A Serious Quandary

A recent survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by the naturally-based laxative brand Prunelax has revealed that two-thirds of Americans are concerned about the potential digestive discomfort caused by overeating during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. The poll, conducted by market research company OnePoll, found that 72% of respondents look forward to holiday food, but 65% consider it the worst time for their diet. During this season, 75% of participants reported eating more frequently throughout the day, and 76% experienced changes in eating habits more often than at any other time of the year.

Over half of the respondents (51%) admitted to frequently feeling like they ate too much during the holidays, leading to occasional constipation (56%), indigestion (49%), and acid reflux (45%). Nearly half (48%) stated that changes in routines and eating habits during the holidays impacted their experiences with constipation. The study further revealed that 93% of participants experience occasional constipation, with 43% facing it “often” or “all the time.”

Certain holiday foods were identified as contributing to occasional constipation, with turkey (44%), pecan pie (41%), and potatoes (39%) being the top culprits. Additionally, favorite holiday beverages such as chocolate milk (45%), non-alcoholic eggnog (38%), and hot cocoa (38%) were mentioned.

To mitigate potential digestive discomfort, 51% of respondents reported frequently using some form of digestive aid before eating. Common strategies included drinking more water (53%), taking acid reflux medication (47%), consuming more fiber (45%), and trying naturally-based laxatives (27%). The survey also found that seven in 10 respondents spend more time in the bathroom during the holiday season due to the discomfort they experience.

The findings highlight the challenges Americans face in maintaining healthy eating habits during the holidays and their efforts to address digestive issues caused by festive indulgence.

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