Constipated during fast. Did I mess up?

This is my first dry fast and I’m aiming for 3 days. I’ve done numerous water fasts. However I didn’t think to dry to intentionally clear my bowels out or anything with an enema. I’m at 24 hours and I’m pretty constipated. Do you think things will eventually move on there own or should I break it and drink some water ?

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depends on health and gut motility prior to the fast, also on age. The older you are, the worse the gut motility and you might have more complications.

If you’re worried - stress is bad especially on a dry fast, feel free to transition to a water fast, and try again next time. Usually mild constipation is fine and expected on a dry fast and after rehydrating you can get bowel movements back. It’s usually advised to do a magnesium citrate colonoscopy style prep as a minimum before a dry fast

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