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Old 08-04-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Since I've started eating healthier and drinking more water I've notice a change in the frequency I'm in the restroom.

I'm having BMs twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night (it use to be once a day or every other day). As for...um...liquid disposal it's at least once an hour.

Is this normal? I know drinking too much water can be bad for you, I probably go through 64-80oz of water a day.

I know this isn't a very "pretty" question, but it's making me crazy not knowing if this is typical. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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Your body is adjusting. Everyone is different in how their body reacts to new eating and habits too.

What many people wrongly believe is that infrequent trips to the bathroom means they are constipated - not necessarily. As long as it's normal WHEN you go, then you're not constipated. I only go every 3-4 days when in weight loss mode (eating at a deficit), but it's normal. I used to have to run to pee every hour, but that stopped eventually too.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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I would think it's pretty normal. You are probably getting more fiber than in the past and your system is adjusting. So, yeah, probaby pretty typical.
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As for BM it's about every other day for me.... actually you are supposed to have a BM once a day to twice a day. so you seem fine. Anyway as for the "liquid disposal" I drink about 50-70oz of water every day depending on the heat and what I'm doing that day. I think it's 3-4 times for me. Once in the morn sometime after lunch and really late at night and sometimes a random time in between haha. If you've spiked your water intake by alot in a short amount of time you're body isn't used to it so it just pushes it through. That could be why you go so much. To check you might want to observe the color (gross I know...). Clear means you're drinking too much (or if you have diabetes that is sometimes a cause). A straw or light yellow is perfect. It shouldn't be cloudy or foamy either. But thats usually just if you've eaten something that threw the balance off. Sometimes consuming too much protein makes it a tad foamy. Anyway sorry if that's tmi. But it's usually a good way to tell.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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Certainly not tmi! Thanks everyone! Everything seems to be "normal"...it just felt odd that I was the only one walking down the hall as often as I have been at work.
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Haha I know what you mean. Sometimes it feels as if everyone else never goes and I feel weird for going every so often. But I suppose everyone feels like that every once in a while.
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Totally normal. You're drinking more water, which means more frequent pee breaks. Also, I'm guessing you're probably eating healthier, right? So, more veggies, more fruits, etc. All of that = more fiber, and more fiber + more water = more frequent BMs.

When I'm totally OP and eating lots of veggies and drinking lots of water, I have BM twice a day as well. As long as -- ok, this is gross -- your stool is a normal consistency, it's totally fine. It's only a problem if you notice any really drastic changes in color or texture.
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OMG, I seriously feel like I'm pregnant again with the trips to the restroom, lol. But drinking water has made me feel and look so much better, it's a small price to pay IMO.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #9
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I don't know about the BMs, but I wouldn't be alarmed by two a day. That's not so bad.

As for the water, 64-80 oz is what you SHOULD be drinking, with 64 at the minimum. I drink four quarts a day, which is roughly 128 oz. I think the urination thing gets better after time, though I can't say for sure yet. I just don't drink as much if I have something important that day.
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Since I've started eating healthier and drinking more water I've notice a change in the frequency I'm in the restroom.

I'm having BMs twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night (it use to be once a day or every other day). As for...um...liquid disposal it's at least once an hour.

Is this normal? I know drinking too much water can be bad for you, I probably go through 64-80oz of water a day.

I know this isn't a very "pretty" question, but it's making me crazy not knowing if this is typical. Thanks!
Consider yourself lucky. I had a fairly regular BM pre-healthy lifestyle and went once a day. EVERY TIME I start eating healthy/exercising, I go through a couple weeks of constipation. But after those first two weeks, I regulate again and start going about once every other day.

I also experienced the pee-every-hour curse at first, but that's normalized to about 4 times a day. You sound normal though! I wish I had such frequent BMs.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:58 PM   #11
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Lol, I drink 100 oz's of water at work and the girls in my office have started tallying my potty breaks. In a 9hr work day I use the restroom 15 times!!!!! Just remember that our fat leaves our body through our urine so I don't mind my gazillion trips to the bathroom
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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I go through the same thing. I have IBS so it's a very welcomed relief to the usual constipation I have. I can pee up to twice an hour when I'm careful to get my eight glasses of water in.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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Mine is the exact opposite- I frequent the ladies much less frequently (that's as nice as I can put it).
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Everytime I have to take a bathroom break to urinate I do something physical on the way there (usually kegaling the whole way too ) and I like to think of it as my little "extra exercise."

More water plus releasing glycogen = frequent potty breaks.

On the BM thing, I wish I could go 2x a day! With the reduced calories plus exercise even a decently high fiber diet plus my fiber capsules isn't helping me much and I get so bloated and yucky feeling. Ugh.
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I definitely do #1 way more often, but it makes sense since I make sure I drink a lot of water.

But my BM's have slowed down to every three days or so, despite the fact that I've been making sure I eat 20-35g of fiber nearly every day. Very frustrating.
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