30. Drink plenty of water
You need water to help the fibre pass through your digestive system without getting, ahem, stuck. So as you’re increasing the fibre in your diet, also increase the amount of water or other unsweetened beverages you’re getting. Also, don’t up your fibre load all at once. That’s just going to overwhelm your system, leading to gas, bloating, and constipation. Instead, start slowly. Try one tip a week for the first couple of weeks, then two, then three. By week four or five, you should be up to the full 25-30 grams—or more.