How often should I poop?
Great question, let’s see if we can help answer it for you.
Many of you remember the popular kids book Everyone Poops I know I do, and they have an adult version that is called Everybody Poops – and the main stat they throw is something like 410lbs a year…..yeah we literally dump 410lbs of poop each year out of our butts! Which brings me to my next question how often do you poop? Daily – every other day- weekly – multiple times per day?????
Most American’s not eating a healthy diet filled with veggies are constipated and don’t even realize it…being constipated is more than just feeling bloated, full, or being unable to “GO” when you feel the urge.
The reality is if you are eating a healthy balanced regular diet for most people you should be moving your bowels several times per day and in many cases after every meal…YES crazy to hear from many of you!
“That said, the normal range spans three times a day to once every three days, meaning the average person poops approximately once a day—about 1 ounce of stool for each 12 pounds of her or his body weight. That means a person weighing 160 pounds produces an average of just under a pound of poop each day.” – The Greatist
If you are not having a least 1 bowel movements per day you likely have a build up of toxins, rotting, partially or undigested food sitting and clogging up your digestive system…making you feel bloated, full, unattractive and casing your belly to bulge much more than it has to!
Let me make this statement and say I believe it 100% whole-heartedly…
Losing FAT is hard, trying to lose BODY FAT while having toxins, unhealthy bacteria and rotting food in your gut – makes losing body fat almost impossible.
Think about this you have about 25 feet of intestines inside you – 20 feet in the small intensities and 5 feet in the large intensities – so that’s 25 feet your pizza, chips, cookies, and processed food needs to go through….that a long distance.
Quick Tips to poop better –
EAT A BETTER DIET
Including: Root and cruciferous veggies as well as leafy greens
Fat such as avocados and coconut oil
MY FAVORITE – Chia Seeds are a Must – 2 Tablespoons per day to start do wonders for #2 time.
Exercise more- trust me this matters – daily activity even brisk walking gets things moving.
Toilet Position (google squatty potty)
Warm Liquids – Coffee and Tea are amazing
Also, having a consistent eating, training, sleep routine is helpful
So, if you not pooping the way you want throw in these tips above and let me know how the dumping goes.
Trust me people don’t want to talk about this stuff, but it matters because your health matters.
Until next time eat well, train hard & be nice to people!
Jeremy Scott ~ Jeremy Scott Fitness
Scottsdale Personal Trainer ~ Make Success Mandatory Author