Regular bowel movements and my lack thereof?
February 9, 2013 5:22 AM Subscribe
Why am I not pooping or am I overreacting?
posted by xicana63 to health & fitness (26 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So I've lost 15lbs (so far, yay!). I'm eating super clean and loving it. I'm now 175.4lbs, 24yo woman, 5'5" eating 1300-1500 calories a day. I went from regular bowel movements once or twice a day when I was eating processed foods and other junk, to have a bowel movement once or twice a week. I generally have these movements (and it's one HUGE poop but it comes out really easy that I don't realize its big until I look down to flush) the morning after I've had a little bit of dirty eating.
So is it normal to only poop once a week?
If not then how do I get myself to poop more frequently?
More details, if needed:
Food consumption is mostly: wild AL salmon, organic chicken, fruits & veggies (no potatoes, eaten whole or in smoothies), chia, nuts, greek yogurt, kefir, whole eggs
LOADS of water - around 68 oz a day
Workouts: Cardio 4x a week, weight training 3x a week
Days I don't poop I am a bit gassy