I couldn't find a duplicate of this question, so here goes : how often do you guys poop? I don't know if I'm constipated, but I don't poop very often. Normally it's every 2-3 days. I eat 200g fat every day, most of it from coconut and olive oil. I also drink aloe vera juice, eat more than enough fiber (30-35g), drink enough water, ... Am I doing something wrong, or is this totally normal?
It could be the water I'm drinking, it has 200mg calcium/liter...
For me every 2-3 days usually within 1 hour of my first meal, been like this for a few years, after healing IBS issues. I think every one can have a different schedule, but I doubt it is absolutely necessary to go every day. The body knows when it has to eliminate waste, it is not based on what the human mind deems as right.
When I do go I am usually type 3 or type 4 on the bristol stool chart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale
Are you feeling well with your current 'deposit schedule'? If you are feeling great and the product you are producing is 'high quality', I'd say leave it as it is. If you are used to a higher rate of return, maybe you're diet or fluid intake needs increasing? I don't watch fiber intake, but I do drink plenty of water. I go consistently twice a day. If I miss one of my usual appointments, I feel bloated and gross. Some people Go more than others and it's perfectly fine. However, if your bowel habits suddenly change or you're not feeling your best, it's worth further investigation.
Once a day, usually. I eat a lot of vegetables now, when I first started 'paleo' and didn't, it was more often every other day. Pre-paleo at the height of my IBS, as much as 8 times daily. D:
Fat, protein and simple starches are almost completely absorbed by the body. Unless you are eating ample amounts of veg (and or fruit, and nuts) - a paleo diet can be what is medically defined as a 'low-residue diet'. IE one specifically designed to produce almost no solid waste. Considering this, it's definitely not surprising to me that so many people eating this way don't poop a lot.
There is no evidence I've ever seen that it's objectively healthier to poop more. What matters is stool quality and consistency, not frequency. Human poop should have some structure, yet be soft enough to be passed comfortably and quickly. It should not be dry or compacted (and painful or strenuous to pass), neither should it be liquid-y or contain undigested fat or food. As long as your poop is within those parameters indicating good gut health and proper digestion, it doesn't matter at all whether you go twice a week or twice a day.
...too funny but I was wondering how to ask the same question. Unfortunately I go anywhere from 4-12 times depending on how bad my GI system is that morning!
i was thinking this morning if I should put up a Hack my Poop question ....
Usually once a day, but I have to make the time for it. I used to struggle with constipation, and it's taken a lot of trial and error to find my routine. I, personally, found that CALM magnesium at night, triphala in the morning, and a good 45 minutes on the Internet gets me, ehem, going. My doctor said that he has to play Scrabble on his iPad in order to go... My friend swears by browsing in bookstores... I really think, for those who struggle with regularity, that there's something to be said about taking the time for mental relaxation- the 'second mind' will follow!
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