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When do you poop?

Commented on March 14, 2014
Created March 03, 2014 at 11:39 PM

TMI? Not on Paleohacks...

My girlfriend goes consistently upon waking nearly every single day. Out of bed, to the pot. Lucky!

Me: could be any time but usually missed the chance if it doesn't happen by 4:30PM. Getting pretty regular despite the irregular schedule, having improved diet and exercise.

Anyone else here like my girlfriend? Any tips on how to be like that? It would be awesome to get it out of the way right off the bat.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:45 PM

Hold up... I googled "Mother Tonic"... Are you trying to lactate? I just want to poop earlier in the day man... my boobs are working fine thanks :-)

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:43 PM

Another great suggestion. I do the squat when I go too. I find it really strange that Americans (and now most of the world) think it's natural to sit down and poop. Next thing you know we'll have reclining toilets.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:42 PM

Awesome. Yeah it sounds werid but I've advised many people complaining about getting bound up to spend some time each day lying on the ground and stretching/squirming and gently rubbing their lower abdomen so your suggestion sounds pretty rational to me.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:36 PM

Regarding the desire to train myself to go in the morning, this is probably the most helpful comment. I think I'm just "trained" to go at work since it's the time I'm least likely to be disturbed or unable to reach a clean toilet. Maybe I'll just have to spend some time on the pot before work just in case... See if things start shifting over time.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:27 PM

Well, it's not particularly bad, I just stopped myself before I got to verbose. It's not particularly good either though since it's mostly PUFA's and while, yes, it's mostly omega 3, it's of the type that our bodys can't make much use of. So, more of it is likely to go rancid in our blood and lead to oxidative stress.

The other thing is that I don't like to induce bowel movements with sheer bulk. There are a lot of good arguments against that. I only use it when I know that I'm particularly lacking in bulk/water in my gut.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:39 PM

Side note, one thing ill give eating beans is that you can take some epic craps. Once while camping i ate rice/beans/broccoli, and took the best crap ever the next day, Filled the bowl. HAHA TMI! you asked for it!

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:39 PM

Side note, one thing ill give eating beans is that you take some epic craps. Once while camping i ate rice/beans/broccoli, and took the best crap ever the next day, Filled the bowl. HAHA TMI! you asked for it!

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:38 PM

Haha i used to hate it when id go out for a walk then desperately need to go and have to do a 'wild one', although i love doing a wild one, nothing like a good squat to get it out the tubes, it can be hard to find somewhere private and hold it in the same time if you really need to go!

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:35 PM

Can you expand on the "fatty acid profile" of Chia and why it's bad? Thanks!

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on March 06, 2014
at 06:50 PM

totally. it's opposite from the "common knowledge" we are taught but that's why people end up with chronic constipation.

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(624)

on March 06, 2014
at 04:23 PM

It took me a while to learn that on days I feel blocked up, more fiber is BAD NEWS. I do the same now, on the off chance I realize I'm blocked up I'll just avoid fiber until things get back to normal.

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(624)

on March 06, 2014
at 04:22 PM

Low carb did bind me up. I'm eating quite high carb now (for paleo) and I go almost every day. The trouble really comes on odd/busy days or on the weekends, when I don't know where I'm going to be. For instance when traveling the urge never even comes. At work, it comes because my "gut knows" that I can excuse myself any time. So if I just went in the morning, the variability wouldn't be a problem.

I cut back in chia because of the fatty acid profile, etc... but it does seem to help. Maybe I'll go back to it.

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on March 07, 2014
at 01:35 AM

I always go in the morning after my "Mother Tonic" is ingested. Sometimes I will move again in the late afternoon. Just depends. Also, I use a small step stool in the bathroom to bring my knees up and form a more natural position for elimination.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:45 PM

Hold up... I googled "Mother Tonic"... Are you trying to lactate? I just want to poop earlier in the day man... my boobs are working fine thanks :-)

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on March 07, 2014
at 12:13 AM

Sitting in the natural squat position (legs shoulder width apart, knees fully bent, butt barely hovering above the ground) always gets things moving for me, most times instantly. If you think about it, It is the natural position to help release the bowls. If I don't squat for a few seconds, I could be backed up for days. Also, while I'm in the squat, I may rock my butt back and forth a bit.

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(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:43 PM

Another great suggestion. I do the squat when I go too. I find it really strange that Americans (and now most of the world) think it's natural to sit down and poop. Next thing you know we'll have reclining toilets.

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4a4c984873d8fe43474e754814aea84f

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on March 06, 2014
at 11:38 PM

Dont worry, if I managed to do it you will too. Tips you can follow: -(Night before) Warm cup of water with magnesium citrate before you go to sleep. Magnesium really does wonders to loosen up stools and get things moving. -When you wake up, jump 30 times, but don't engage your core. The point is to let it loose and shake the intestines a little, as it will also wake you up. (I KNOW IT SOUNDS REALLY STUPID BUT IT IS ACTUALLY REALLY EFFICIENT JUST TRY IT OUT) -At least try to go to the toilet in the morning (even if nothing comes out, you might just pee), but you will eventually be able to do it. It will take time, since your body has to get used to it, but trust me, it will. Hope this has helped :) -Nat

Medium avatar

(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:42 PM

Awesome. Yeah it sounds werid but I've advised many people complaining about getting bound up to spend some time each day lying on the ground and stretching/squirming and gently rubbing their lower abdomen so your suggestion sounds pretty rational to me.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 06, 2014
at 06:10 PM

Right after my coffee.

When I was in the military, we trained ourselves to go every morning. Wake up 30 minutes early, drink a full glass of water, and sit still it comes. Took me a few days -- but once you are on teh schedule it's easy to keep it. Nothing worse than getting the feeling in the middle of a 10 mile exercise.

Medium avatar

(624)

on March 14, 2014
at 03:36 PM

Regarding the desire to train myself to go in the morning, this is probably the most helpful comment. I think I'm just "trained" to go at work since it's the time I'm least likely to be disturbed or unable to reach a clean toilet. Maybe I'll just have to spend some time on the pot before work just in case... See if things start shifting over time.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:38 PM

Haha i used to hate it when id go out for a walk then desperately need to go and have to do a 'wild one', although i love doing a wild one, nothing like a good squat to get it out the tubes, it can be hard to find somewhere private and hold it in the same time if you really need to go!

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De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

on March 06, 2014
at 04:50 PM

Morning for me, I always do yoga & drink water when I wake up which probably helps things move along. Upping fibrous veggies or starch definitely helps too, I tend to eat one big meal in the evening every night, I seem to be quite regular as I see it again the next morning like clockwork :)

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:39 PM

Side note, one thing ill give eating beans is that you take some epic craps. Once while camping i ate rice/beans/broccoli, and took the best crap ever the next day, Filled the bowl. HAHA TMI! you asked for it!

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 06, 2014
at 07:39 PM

Side note, one thing ill give eating beans is that you can take some epic craps. Once while camping i ate rice/beans/broccoli, and took the best crap ever the next day, Filled the bowl. HAHA TMI! you asked for it!

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Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35

on March 04, 2014
at 02:55 PM

typically I go around 7:15 am which is after my workout and after I eat breakfast but I hurt myself so I've been off for almost 2 weeks. Now I go every second day right after eating lunch.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on March 04, 2014
at 01:35 AM

i mostly have a morning poop but some days (like today) i skip it. usually exercise in the morning or a few cups of hot lemon water will get me going. i tried all that today but still nothing. i hate being backed up so i just limit fiber to basically 5 g or less on those days so i don't get any more backed up.

Medium avatar

(624)

on March 06, 2014
at 04:23 PM

It took me a while to learn that on days I feel blocked up, more fiber is BAD NEWS. I do the same now, on the off chance I realize I'm blocked up I'll just avoid fiber until things get back to normal.

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86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on March 03, 2014
at 11:48 PM

I am a morning pooper myself. When I hit the gym at 5am, it's right before my workout. When I wake up a bit later, then I usually have some water and it's about that time. I've previously had some troubles and 2 things worked GREAT: chia seeds and apple cider vinegar. I used them at different times when I had problems and they both worked wonders.

Now I just eat healthy, take my probiotics, have a good amount of resistant starch (via potato starch in smoothies and steamed-then-cooled sweet potatoes) and stay hydrated.

Are you maybe dong low carb? That was a problem for me before...if so, add some sweet potatoes and it could do the trick. Good luck!

Medium avatar

(624)

on March 06, 2014
at 04:22 PM

Low carb did bind me up. I'm eating quite high carb now (for paleo) and I go almost every day. The trouble really comes on odd/busy days or on the weekends, when I don't know where I'm going to be. For instance when traveling the urge never even comes. At work, it comes because my "gut knows" that I can excuse myself any time. So if I just went in the morning, the variability wouldn't be a problem.

I cut back in chia because of the fatty acid profile, etc... but it does seem to help. Maybe I'll go back to it.

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