- 01-12-2011, 09:54 PM
So I guess I've always had slow bowel movemens ever since I was a kid. When I was younger it might only happen once a week.
But obviously being a kid I was pretty oblivious to fiber intake, water intake, etc..
But it's just been bugging me lately that those same problems never went away. I eat 25-30g of fiber a day. Pretty much 50/50 between powder and whole food. Drink prolly close to 2 gallons of water a day if not more. Train 1-2 hours in the gym EVERY day 7 days a week, and I still don't get one bowel movement a day. It's usually every 3 days. And when it happens, it literally is like I just gave birth to a baby lizard. Sorry to get so graphic but I mean it's absolutely ridiculous, I've thought about calling up guiness and inquiring about some stats to see if I could qualify.
Is this a sign I am cursed with a slower than normal metabolism for the rest of my life or what? Or doesn't bowel movements really have any correlation with your metabolism?
- 01-12-2011, 10:49 PM
I'm definitely not an expert on the subject, but if a bowel movement does feel like giving birth maybe you should try a stool softener, or something similar to help. Of course, if it's then bad then I'd probably go see a doctor.
01-12-2011, 10:51 PM
It doesn't hurt, it's just HUMONGOUS. It's like my stomach waits 3 days until it literally cannot fit anything more inside of it before it will finally produce a bowel movement. And then it proceeds to empty the entire digestive tract all at one time.
By the 3rd day I'm starting to feel pretty bloated until I finally have the bowel movement.
01-12-2011, 11:00 PM
01-12-2011, 11:06 PM
coffee eh? Maybe it's the caffeine in it? I don't drink coffee. In fact I'm on week 5 of an 8 week "stim" detox, lol. But this has been the way my body works for years, nothing to do with anything I'm taking.
edit: if you don't have your coffee, do you drink something in place of it? It could most likely just be the extra amount of water that drinking coffee gives you that allows the fiber in your body to produce a bowel movement. So obviously if you don't drink it, your body can't produce one.
01-12-2011, 11:08 PM
01-12-2011, 11:08 PM
01-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Coffee is a natural laxative. It works great for me too. There are some different foods which work as a natural laxative that you could try such a prunes, as well.
01-12-2011, 11:14 PM
01-12-2011, 11:24 PM
01-13-2011, 12:10 AM
01-13-2011, 12:15 AM
15 mins after each meal you eat, go sit on the toilet. (even if u dont have to poo)
this may help you have more frequent bowel movements
01-13-2011, 01:03 AM
swollen87, that actually might not be a bad idea. Psychological warfare!
01-13-2011, 01:09 AM
swollen87, that actually might not be a bad idea. Psychological warfare![/QUOTE]
i have some digestive issues as well, that method was reccomended to me by a doctor... and i have to admit, when your constantly giving your system a chance to poo, it poos more often
01-13-2011, 07:56 AM
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01-13-2011, 08:26 AM
01-13-2011, 09:01 AM
01-13-2011, 11:02 AM
You sure about that one brotha? I've always thought it was the other way around. If you have a fast metabolism, your body absorbs, uses and deposits the food you eat as soon as you eat it and is ready and expecting your next meal to come very fast. And on the other hand if you have a slow metabolism, it will hold onto it for fear of not getting another meal.
Anyways, I eat a **** ton of food, no pun intended.....unfortunately. I eat 7 meals a day, 2 huge salads, 1/2 cup oats, over a pound of chicken a day, etc..
01-13-2011, 11:50 AM
01-13-2011, 12:12 PM
i dont think there is a big problem. i dont go very often because i dont eat huge amounts of fiber which works very well for me. there is enough fiber in fruit and vegetables to move your bowels along nicely. sometimes eating extra will backfire and slow it down even more.
going often is not good because it empties your gut of good bacteria too often. once every couple days is totally fine. if there is no pain then there is nothing to worry about. if you really want to, cleanse your colon with the oxypowder like someone suggested above. i did that a few years ago and it actually took like half an inch off my waist. your colon could possibly be a little clogged but i doubt there is a medical issue.
01-13-2011, 12:22 PM
01-13-2011, 12:45 PM
I recently started Primal Defense in hopes of getting rid of Candida and it seems to help with bowel movements. Good stuff as its a probiotic LOADED with good bacteria.
I gotta second the coffee effects too.
01-13-2011, 12:57 PM
01-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Metamucil? A scoop a day in my AM shake works wonders. Nice and regular. 2 times a day.
That or Miralax makes my kids blow it out.
01-13-2011, 01:53 PM
I started some colon cleanse this afternoon. We shall see. I feel like I'm doing everything right to promote healthy bowel movements. 30g of fiber a day, from foods and fiber supps. Two 8 billion acidophilus caps from NOW nutrition a day, once in the am once at night. Eating 7 meals of solid foods, and then of course exercising every single day.
If the colon cleanse doesn't do something for me I'm scheduling regular enemas, LOL.
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