20-Somethings - Less Bowel Movement

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09-24-2008, 01:07 PM
do you encounter less bowel movement now you are more active?....

Shannon in ATL
09-24-2008, 01:59 PM
I do. I didn't have a lot of movement before, I would go a couple of days in between pretty regularly. It seems like now I sometimes go three, four, sometimes five days. I was starting to worry about it a little so added in some fiber this week.

So, since you asked the question I guess you have experienced it? I read all kinds of posts about people who could take a brisk walk to loosen things up, but it just isn't working for me... :)

09-24-2008, 02:05 PM
i can go up to 7 days without....
i dont know whether this is due to over exercise and burning too much....
or whether its just i dont eat enuf to go regularly any more....
i do have irritable bowel that has calm down one **** of a lot since my weight loss attempts....

09-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Yes. I eat 40+ grams of fiber a day and used to go twice a day. Since I started running and taking step classes I'm lucky if I go once a day and now it's um.......more watery.

09-24-2008, 04:32 PM
I have more ever since going vegan. The healthier you eat the more it regulates your body. Not sure about a whole week, that doesn't sound good!

09-24-2008, 04:50 PM
I go a lot more now that i am healthier. Usually exercising gets things moving for me. Why not try to add some fiber in your diet to see if it helps. 7 days seems pretty long to me

09-24-2008, 05:12 PM
I'd say since eating healthier and exercising I'm more regular then ever (twice a day.) Seven days seems worrisome to me. Up your fiber and drink lots of water and see if that helps.

09-25-2008, 09:51 AM
Yeah try more fiber and beans!! For sure :)

09-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Try eating Activia yogurt and making your own fruit smoothies every day. People are supposed to go at least once a day and two or three times is even better. When I am on a diet and taking in less food I find I go a day or 2 now and then without going at all. But 7 days is not healthy at all!!

09-25-2008, 04:37 PM
Ya know what helped me is those 100 calorie popcorns. That with a cup of coffee...

09-25-2008, 05:18 PM
I find that I go a lot 'less' and sometimes up to 4 days w/out going...by that time I am feeling so bloated and yucky!..literally full of crap i suppose..lol...I eat TONS of fibre/fruit and drinks a lot of water so I have no idea really why I am not going more.....I do find that if i have a few "bad" eating days or a few large meals I will go more often..perhaps because a lot of it is not needed by my body...more in, more out right??

Wolf Goddess
09-26-2008, 12:47 AM
As long as I eat some raw veggies every day, I'm fine, but I have noticed that if I go a day or two without eating specifically raw vegetables, I just don't go.

09-26-2008, 03:05 AM
lol ive just been twice in the last two days....
both naturally i am pleased to add....