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John Haydon Boatner
01-28-2009, 09:11 PM
I noticed that I only have been poopin every two or three days for a while now. I eat plenty of fiber (fruits, sweet potatoes, beans, flax seed meal, nuts/nut butters) and get 1-1.5 liters of water/liquids a day. Does anyone know what the deal is? I normally used to go once every morning before my workout (kinda funny, I would always have to go about an hour before my workout on the dot, like the anticipation triggered daily bowel movements lol. Maybe it was the pre workout supps lol). Could I not be eating enough? I get in around 22-2300 cals

Kevin Perry
01-28-2009, 09:18 PM
um, notice any bowel movements? anything different in your health and lifestyle? feeling sick or crappy (no pun intended)? If not than I wouldn't really worry if you feel normal. Try a laxative?

Grissim Connery
01-28-2009, 10:42 PM
are you IFing? when i was IFing a lot, my BM's would delay sometimes.

nuts have clogged me up before.

when you do go, are they healthy in appearance and feeling?

Garrett Smith
01-29-2009, 05:00 AM
Like Grissim mentioned, look to the nuts/seeds. Try little to none for a while and see what happens. Get your fats from butter, coconut, olive oil. If you need to do nuts, do some nut butter (not whole nuts). See how that works.

More non-starchy veggies.

John Haydon Boatner
01-29-2009, 06:50 AM
Only eating nut butters currently. Actually just had a large movement. Guess that is kinda my pattern. Usually a day or 2 with nothing then a pretty big one. Funny though, only time I seem to have a "regular" movement is if I have time to wake before classes and "think" about or try to "will" a movement.

Garrett Smith
01-29-2009, 07:52 AM
OK, then cut out the nut butters and see what happens. 1 BM every 2-3 days is not good. BMs should "just happen", they should not involve effort or having to "will" them.

It's probably a simple food sensitivity. Nuts are often the culprit, especially in those who try to up their fat intake with them.

Mike ODonnell
01-29-2009, 08:19 AM
Eggs + bacon + coffee.....works daily for me....fiber is overrated....

Joe Hart
01-29-2009, 11:07 AM
If I pooped once every 2-3 days I would NO reading done.:D I have found that eating an avacadoe or taking more fish oil than normal (not that such actions are intentional) will make me poop like a goose. Its been a while since I have had a poop discussion...my kids have moved on to other things to talk about.

John Haydon Boatner
01-29-2009, 03:25 PM
What are some good preventative measures to follow I guess. I take phillips colon health for good bacteria, I try to avoid drinking lots of water with meals. Would putting oils on the meat you eat facilitate with their digestion or help them pass smoother? Or sprinkle flax meal on them?

George Mounce
01-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Flax meal is notorious for all the sudden hitting you like a lahar (volcanic mud flow if you didn't know). Start out with a couple of tablespoons a day at most until you are used to it.

Mike ODonnell
01-29-2009, 03:28 PM
here's a little diddy I did on fiber
http://www.theiflife.com/2008/04/08/fiberoverhyped-how-much-do-you-really-need/

and one on bowel movements
http://www.theiflife.com/2008/04/27/why-you-need-to-look-before-you-flush/

always fun reading.

Craig Brown
01-29-2009, 03:38 PM
I think the eggs, bacon, and coffe is the way to go....

Patrick Yeung
01-29-2009, 03:54 PM
There is this one vegetable, youll find it in chinese grocery stores, never seen them anywhere else, but its called Gai Choi. If I eat this for dinner, ill literally see it in my bowels the next morning.

But, it dosent look like your gettin much liquids. Ill drink a L of milk just with my dinner most nights, on top of the 2 or 3 ill have of coffee/water throughout the day. Id up your liquid intake and dark vegetables (broccoli and spinich are good and easy choices).

Is it constipation when you do, or is it pretty easy. When im backpacking, Id usually go only once ever 2 or 3 days, but I think thats from the constant physical exertition combined with no toilets makes you not want to go.

John Haydon Boatner
01-29-2009, 04:23 PM
Damn, so beans are bad. I thought kidney beans/black beans/etc were all pretty good for you?

Grissim Connery
01-30-2009, 09:16 AM
I'll second the coffee and excess fish oil statements from before.