by Scott Olsen
How many people including you will ask that question out loud!? In fact, many do ask that question in their mind or on the keyboard of their computer while doing an internet search. ‘How to poop’ is questioned by those who may be suffering with diverticulitis, gastritis, constipation, colon cancer or constipation in pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and more. How to poop is a truly good question.
Let’s break down into steps some answers. How to poop can be answered first by how often should I poop? The healthiest answer is once after every major meal. The normal individual eats 2 major meals a day, so that answer would be 2 times a day. An absolute minimum is 1 poop a day. All bowel movements should float indicating good fiber levels which help keep your colon walls clean and produce easy peristaltic action (moves thru the colon with ease).
The next question to answer is what to eat to relieve constipation? A diet that consists of fresh fruit only until noon, that means nothing else. No cereal, no eggs and bacon or bread, no milk etc. Why? Our natural elimination cycle (when our body has entered the pooping cycle) starts at approximately 4 am and ends at approximately 11 am. Consuming anything but fruit will result in interrupting this cycle. It’s like trying to drive a car on 3 good tires and 1 flat tire, it just doesn’t work. Being bloated, tired and gassy is a result of that. Milk is also a constipator. Toddler constipation is many times due to milk and dairy products. The only milk a baby or toddler should get is his or her mother’s milk.
The next answer in ‘how to eat to poop‘, is to begin by looking at your lunch and dinner plate. Your plate should be 2/3 – 3/4 fresh, delicious, steamed, sautéed, or raw vegetables.
The other great secret in how to poop is combining your food properly. What does this mean? Combining your food properly means never eat a protein and a starch together such as meat and potatoes, which we have all been taught incorrectly to do. Never! If you have a meat, eat it with vegetables (not starch), no pasta with meat, no potatoes with meat, no bread with meat, etc. If you want to have pasta for dinner, eat it with vegetables, no meat and pasta together. Are you crazy? You may be thinking. Try it! It takes 1 hour to digest an entire meal if you combine it correctly like I just described. It takes 6–8 hours to digest if you eat the way you always have, a protein and a starch together such as meat and potatoes or spaguetti and meat balls. And guess what? Digestion is the number 1 energy consumer of the human body. Now you know why you get tired after lunch or a wrongly combined meal. So what do you think you will gain by combining your food correctly besides no belching, gas, indigestion? Energy! 6 to 7 hours of extra strength and lots of energy.
How to poop is simple. Eat fruit only for breakfast. 3/4 of each lunch and dinner plate made of delicious vegetables. Combine your food correctly. Drink at least 2 quarts of fresh water a day*. Take a nice walk every day for at least 30 minutes or more.
Poop does a body good! How to poop was really a good question!
* 1/2 your body weight in ounces is the optimal water intake most scientists agree on.