Originally Posted by Wannabehealthy
If you are concerned about odor, my DIL bought something called PooPourri. It's a spray that you use before you go in public places. They sell it online at Amazon.com and I saw it advertised in a retail store in my area.
OMG my bf has this in this bathroom and it totally works! LOL. They are like $11 for the bottle but a couple of the ppl in the house suffer from IBS (I know TMI, but this thread is about crap after all!) and it honestly does do the job!
It's kinda like febreeze in a way. I asked him why he didn't just use a can of air freshener and he said "who wants to come in the bathroom and smell cinnamon scented crap" LOL)
Annnyway, on to OP's question; wouldn't say that I feel thinner as much as I feel better and more and energized. I know there is a culture (is it Chinese?) where they believe we all have a dominant organ, well if that is the case, I would think mine would be my colon. I almost feel reborn after a successful visit to the bathroom.
Like was said before, monitor that behavior b/c if you start avoiding functions and all of that, it is a short step away from trying to 'make' it happen or becoming dependent on that having happened in order to allow yourself to enjoy the day.
Life is life. We all feel better/cleaner/thinner/healthier when our bodies have expelled toxins and waste, BUT we are functioning and working even when they haven't yet. Don't focus on it. It's like starting to focus on your breathing patterns and then becoming unable to take your mind off of it.
Let life happen, and enjoy the moments as they come. Release the idea of having to feel your absolute best/thinnest every moment. That is elusive and impossible. Shoot, if you are only one good poop away from feeling thin, then you are a heck of a lot closer than the rest of us