Can't keep breakfast in
September 12, 2007 9:48 PM Subscribe
Breakfast goes through digestive tract like a waterslide.
posted by ayc200 to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I know I should eat breakfast every day. My work schedule begins at 7AM, so that means I awaken between 5 and 6AM. I work outdoors thereby needing to pause and take a break when nature calls. Not everywhere has a bathroom, and looking for one may disrupt the flow of the work I'm doing. Holding it in is not an option! This stuff needs to exit my intestines pronto.
This occurs at random, but more often than not I can't keep breakfast in me for more than 20 minutes to an hour before I need to find a bathroom to defecate. I know for certain it is breakfast being expelled because I have seen cereal grains and other breakfast items in the toilet after 'going.'
It isn't a matter of too much fiber in the food. I have eaten on different occasions; boiled peanuts, yogurt with fruit and granola for breakfast, rice and pork stir fry, bagels with peanut butter, without needing to go at all during the day. Yet several days later, these same foods will have me scrambling for a restroom in the span of 20 minutes.
I don't drink any liquid until an hour after ingesting food. Coffee and tea are a laxative to me, so I stay away from those beverages unless there's a sure bet of a bathroom nearby.
How would I go about this digestion problem? I'm worried the food isn't staying inside me long enough for the nutrients to be absorbed thereby being pointless to eat breakfast.