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March 26, 2012 9:56 AM
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the amount off poop you do depends on the amount and also what youre eating........the more rubbish the more poop........its all the stuff your body doesnt want that comes out


Actually it's mostly made up of bacteria that is in the colon.
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March 26, 2012 9:57 AM
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I poop once every 4 days, i eat about 1000 calories per day and i go to the gym 5 days/week,

I also noticed that when I work out I hardly sweat, even when I run !

Please advise me, what is wrong with me ?!


When I lost weight the unhealthy way a few years ago e.g. too few calories I went to the toilet about once a week - - - yeah, you heard.
March 26, 2012 9:57 AM
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I poop once every 4 days, i eat about 1000 calories per day and i go to the gym 5 days/week,

I also noticed that when I work out I hardly sweat, even when I run !

Please advise me, what is wrong with me ?!


You need to talk with a doctor.
March 26, 2012 9:57 AM
From 3 times a day to 3 times a week can be normal. Doesn't mean it is for that person and yours certainly isn't, but neither is your lifestyle. You need much more intake than 1000 calories, especially with a 5 workout day week.
If you're worried there's something more than this happening, just go to your GP. It's better to set your mind at ease.
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March 26, 2012 9:58 AM
I usually drop the kids off at the pool a couple times a day. At least once in the morning and another time sometime later in the afternoon or in the evening. They do love to swim!
March 26, 2012 9:59 AM
Your fine. Continue what you are doing. You might want to up that exercise to 6 or 7 days a week.
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March 26, 2012 10:01 AM
No this is not normal.

Eat more.
March 26, 2012 10:01 AM
Im the exact opposite i poop about 4 times a day!
  3524478
March 26, 2012 10:01 AM
Everything about this thread points to trolling.

New user... no friends... no previous posts... first post is a hot topic. Hmmmm noway
March 26, 2012 10:02 AM
8-9 cups daily !!
well I just want to lose weight but I don't know how,


and no I'm not trolling I just need some advice, but thanks =))
Edited by reemalali On March 26, 2012 10:04 AM
March 26, 2012 10:04 AM
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Every day!
  2653581
March 26, 2012 10:04 AM
I word for you..Miralax. Its not a laxative..just a stool softener...I take a dose every day per my dr..and take a magnesium supplement :)
March 26, 2012 10:05 AM
Okay, totally off topic... but my brother didn't go for a week once and when he went to the doctor the doctor laughed in his face and told him that wasn't possible and then told him to get out.

But... everyone in my family goes like twice a week max... so... for my family it's normal. I wouldn't worry TOO much about it unless you're not feeling very good...
  10697651
March 26, 2012 10:06 AM
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There is nothing wrong with taking a laxative if you don't go. I do on a regular basis, and have for about ten years. If I don't, I won't go for five days. Stress usually does that to me. But there are many reasons for it. Take a laxative. You will feel so much better and regular.


Again, NO NO NO NO NO NO. Some laxatives can cause permanent damage to your mesenteric plexus (nerves that stimulate bowel contraction). As I said before, if pooping once every four days bothers you, drink lots of water and incorporate stool bulking agents into your diet (ie fiber). There are an array of fiber supplements out there in the forms of tablets, chewables and drink powders. You need to add bulk to stimulate your bowel to move, not take a laxative.

This scares me a bit as I have been taking Senokot S for about 2 yrs now, 3 every night so I can poop! I have told my doctor but he doesn't seem too concerned about it. I tried more fiber and water, prunes, prune juice, flax seed, whole and crushed, ex lax, but it all makes me worse...I went 2 weeks one time without pooping!
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March 26, 2012 10:09 AM
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Everything about this thread points to trolling.

New user... no friends... no previous posts... first post is a hot topic. Hmmmm noway


That thought had crossed my mind as well.
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March 26, 2012 10:10 AM
Well I guess that I have to try working out more and eating more fibers =))
And up my water intake =))
March 26, 2012 10:13 AM
My spinning instructor has a great quote, that, "If you're waiting until you're thirsty to drink, it's already too late." In other words, hydration is critical while exercising. I see so many "he-men" and "she-men" out running mile after mile with no hydration and wonder, what is their body doing to replace lost fluid? I would seriously up your fluid intake while exercising, as well as before and after.

Also, the phenomena otherwise known as "starvation mode" is for real and a diet that's too restrictive in caloric intake will bring it on, almost instantly. Slowed metabolism then adds to unwanted weight gain as you add calories to come out of starvation mode... so the strategy is to avoid starvation mode... Add exercise and track the calories burned (e.g. wear a HRM from Polar, etc.), then add and consume your Xcals, daily.
  10753284
March 26, 2012 10:23 AM
I burn about 900 calories every time I work out,
how many calories should I have ?!
Edited by reemalali On March 26, 2012 10:27 AM
March 26, 2012 10:27 AM
MFP suggests what you should eat daily based upon gender/age, then weight loss goal... Perhaps 1200, then adding in your Xcals, that would take you up to 2100 total cals per day. I bet if you ate 2100 cals on a 900Xcal day, your problem would be solved in 24 hours.
  10753284
March 26, 2012 10:37 AM
well I am going to try it this week 2100 calories, the days that I go to the gym =))
the days that I don't go to the gym I'm going to stick to 1200 Calorie =))
March 26, 2012 10:40 AM
I had this issue, before I started drinking water religiously. If anything else, drinking water has helped my waist shrink. I was at this weight years before when I was lifeguarding and my waist wasn't as slim You probably should up your calories to atleast 1200, drink water and you'll go everyday and the weight will stay off.

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I poop once every 4 days, i eat about 1000 calories per day and i go to the gym 5 days/week,

I also noticed that when I work out I hardly sweat, even when I run !

Please advise me, what is wrong with me ?!
  8423433
March 26, 2012 10:46 AM
Every one is different if that is what you have always done then its probably normal for you, if you used to go more often before you were dieting then you need to drink more water, some mineral waters can help, I drink San Pelegrino. If you up fibre you must up liquid or you will feel totally bloated. Don't stress about it though, if you feel uncomfortable sort it out, if you don't just try upping your fluids & having a bit of fruit or fruit juice.
As for sweating that is an individual thing I never used to get at all sweaty when I was younger, now it runs off me!! Often it is hormonal, be grateful that you are not one of those poor souls who sweat too much, that is far worse
  19808982
March 26, 2012 11:18 AM
I hope that things will get better this week =))
March 26, 2012 11:34 AM
Good luck, I would be soo uncomfortable if I missed even a day of going to the bathroom.
If all else fails, just get in some prune juice and have 200ml before you go to bed, or 100g of prunes. That has never failed me and they contain potassium which is a plus.
March 26, 2012 11:42 AM
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There is nothing wrong with taking a laxative if you don't go. I do on a regular basis, and have for about ten years. If I don't, I won't go for five days. Stress usually does that to me. But there are many reasons for it. Take a laxative. You will feel so much better and regular.


Please see a physican before starting with the use of laxatives; a physican can recomend what type of laxative, how much and the frequency of use. Also a physican can determine if you just need bulking from fiber, or if you actually need a stool softner.


Please do not start taking laxatives they can/are harmful on the body. Like the above poster said see a physician if you want to go that route. I am a nurse and have seen the effects of laxative dependency...not pretty. To increase peristalsis (contracting movements of the intestines) you want to drink lots of water (at least 72 ounces daily, increase fiber by eating lots of fruits & vegetables, and exercise (walking is good for peristalsis.) I had major problems with constipation due to some scar tissue, etc and when I upped my water & fiber I started having regular daily bowel movements.

One thing I would ask is that when you do have a bowel movement what is the consistency? This is also a good indicator of what is going on. Is it soft formed, hard small "balls," color, etc. I know most people generally don't look at their stool but it is a very important indicator and a doctor/health professional would ask you these questions.
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