Pooping is your body’s way to get rid of waste buildup. We have two types of poopers in this world: Type A has their pooping down to a science. They go every day at the same time and usually (if they can help it) in the same toilet. ( This is me) Then there’s Type B. This group doesn’t go that often and has no real ritual to its toilet habits. So, you may ask , is one healthier than the other? The answer is no. Everyone is different. There really is no “normal” habit for pooping. 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. Poop is made up of 75% water the remaining parts are made from a mixture of dead bacteria that helped us to digest our food, living bacteria, protein, indigestible fiber, and waste materials from the liver and intestines. Don’t start to worry if you bathroom habits change. it’s going to happen. We go on vacation & things happen in our lives. As long as your bathroom trips don’t cause pain or discomfort you are pretty much okay. Your digestive system works all day and every day, so its okay if you experience changes from time to time. If you have constipation or diarrhea that lasts for longer than weeks at a time or blood in your stool you need to check with your doctor.
How to poop like a champ!
1) Drink water. Stay hydrated.
2) Exercise. Yoga is a great way to get everything moving and a grooving.
3) Limit your caffeine but coffee makes me go. Per The Huffington Post The acidic nature of coffee also causes an increase in the production of bile acids in the body. This chemical stimulates muscle contractions in the large intestines, which are similar to the contractions that happen after you eat a meal.
Coffee also has other amazing benefits too. Read this article by The Huffington Post.
4) Eat probiotic foods
5) Avoid stress. During my research it does say to avoid stress but when I am under a very stressful time. I am the complete opposite. It makes me go. My nerves trigger extra acid action in my stomach.
6) Eat more fiber rich foods like prunes ( “Prunes, are great because they not only are high in fiber, but also contain sorbitol, which is a natural laxative) berries, beans, dried fruits, such as dates, figs, apricots, and raisins, oatmeal, flaxseed, broccoli, plums, pears and apples, Brazil nuts, peanuts, and walnuts, almonds, pistachio’s, avocados, cultured or fermented vegetables , spinach, leafy greens, yogurt, radishes. Do you notice that these foods listed are not processed? You are what you eat. So why be cheap , easy and fast.
7) Elevate your feet. The squatty Potty does work! I know, everyone has seen that funny squatty potty commercial ! Eating a healthy diet, keeping your metabolism going and aiding your belly with the power of the digestive process would certainly come into play here along with proper hydration but could we be over looking something else? Could we possibly be pooping “wrong” and causing ourselves more harm than good?
8) Don’t ignore the urge to go. I know, it’s quite embarrassing to be out in public and have to go but if you are having issues with being regular then don’t ignore the urge. I myself have figured out a way to go before or wait until I get back home. I just can’t and won’t “poop” in a public place. I need my own house, my own toilet, my own environment.
9) Stay away from laxatives if you can, you really want fruits ,vegetables and whole grains to help you move that waste.
Things you might need!
Check out a recipe from my self-published book. You can download it free too!
Overnight slow cooker Apple-Cinnamon Steel Cuts Oatmeal
4 cups water
1-1/2 cups apple juice
2 cup steel-cut oats
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 medium organic apples, diced
Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours. Extra toppings can be adding ½ teaspoon of flaxseed meal and ½ cup of berries or freshly peeled kiwi for a satisfying meal.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website Thehypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism, A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. and Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success:: A Personal Guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom.
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