The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.
Veges trump grains any day in the superfood for poop category!!!
…There are two different places on this infograph that say I have absorption issues. How does one even bring that up to their physician? “I was looking at a poop infograph, if that computer is connected to the internet I can show it to you, and it said my food isn’t being absorbed properly. Can you, uh, run some kind of,er, test for that?
Sadly, your physician wouldn’t know what to do. 🙁
I think you’ll have to get a referral for a dietician for that.
Try consulting with a Colon THERAPIST. They would probably recommend a colonic session, which would help get rid of old waste and assist your body in absorbing nutrients. Its kind of like dressing clean/new clothes on a dirty body……hope that helps.
If you tell you doctor the signs (e.g. my poop tends to float) and ask if it is something to be concerned about, he/she should be able to put the two together!
My pee is almost transparent as I drink a lot BUT I sometimes feel dehydrated… Don’t know what causes that. ( burning eyes, dehydrated mouth)
Maybe you are allergic/irritated by something in your bedroom/apartment? Do you have carpets on the floor and a lot of clothes around – it could be dust mites. What do you wash your bed linens and pillowcases with? Some detergents can dry out the skin and irritate the eyes. Do you sleep with your face in the pillow or on your back/side? Do you breathe through your mouth? Try keeping a glass of water on your nightstand or increase the level of moisture in the room – some air conditioning is killer for eyes/skin and check the filter and wash it. Do you have a spring/summer allergy to plants?
I hope you find something that helps 🙂
Thanks for the advice Jasna!
At work there is air conditioning so I think that must be what gives me this dehydrated feeling because I don’t have it when at home. (And I sleep on the back, no carpets and stuff because I am allergic to a lot of things unfortunately).
I will try to increase my water intake and drink more regularly. I can stay hours without drinking and then drink a lot of water all at once and I guess that is not ideal.
For the dry eyes, try a warm compress over the eyes. My doctor told me sometimes with the allergies and environmental pollutants that we have to deal with everyday, our eye ducts get clogged and causes dry eyes. A warm compress periodically at night well help. Even a misting machine usually bought for at home facial helps the eyes.
..Or drinking too much. I know that might sound weird but your body has probably learned there’s a constant supply and doesn’t hold much water anymore. It may be as simple as adding a touch of salt or lemon to your water – something to encourage your body to hold some, instead of draining it.
Thank-you for this useful information…Will pass it on…
ROFL! Funny presentation with lots of useful info. 🙂 Thanks again Erika.
Hilarious AND informative…and I’m totally forwarding this to my brothers 🙂 Toilet humor is always funny.
Thank you so much for posting this.
awesome graphic. all the info, all in one place. 🙂
Thanks for this, it was really informative.
Wow, sadly I have experienced each of thse poops except pencil thin. However, I didn’t find what I was hoping to find and that is the fact that I never feel like I am fully done after a bowel movement. I wipe way too many times and never get a “clean” finish. I apologize the TMI ladies!! Thanks for this informative info!
omg hannah me too! I asked my bf, i said do you ever wipe and its just wont go away. and them you can even shower and or bath and go to the bathroom later and omg its back again even though you havent pooped again.
This has explain a lot. Now I have some answers from some of the questions that pop up during these bathroom visits. Thanks for sharing.
This is great! I want to print and post it in our bathroom. I love talking about poop : )
This was dope!
So is your poop supposed to sink and not smell?!?! I thought it is supposed to smell no matter what?
The smell shouldn’t be overpowering, like your food wasn’t digested properly. If it floats, there’s too much fat in your diet.
All this time I thought it was suppose to float and if it sinks it was bad. I had it backwards.
great ‘poop’ information !
Wonderful infographics I guess and I’m gonna save it.
It may be as simple as adding a touch of salt or lemon to your water – something to encourage your body to hold some, instead of draining it.
What a cute little chart. My poops are looking pretty good at the moment, thanks for asking! Lol. Urine looks good too although I could prob drink more water. Great info on what to watch for!
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