Fat Loss CRIME #21 Constipation and Failure to POOP Every Day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ok, now I know this is an uncomfortable subject for some...but it IS an important topic to think about! Whether you want to discuss it here or have an internal debate is up to you. Or even if it Sparks you to talk to your doctor....MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

Hey everyone!!

This is a blog about a blog....well it is kind of a blog. Actually it is a manual. It is a manual that one of my mentors, Brad Nelson, issues to his BootCamp Clients in Minnesota. (If any of you are in the St Paul area I HIGHLY recommend you checking out his place... ) There are more actual transformations and blogs at...

That being said, it is my goal to give you 27 days of Fat Loss Crimes....yup, I said it. Pretty sure I am guilty of some if not most of them. How many are you guilty of? How many are you willing to change?

emoticonFat Loss CRIME #21 Constipation and Failure to POOP Every Day. emoticon

Are we really going to discuss POOP?
Yes, Ethel, we are. Get Your PhD. "Poop Happens DAILY."
Poop. Crap. Dung. Fecal Matter. Poo. S*%t. Did you just get more comfortable?

Are you constipated? About 50% of the American population has trouble with daily bowel movements. In my experience, women seem to have more trouble because of hormonal differences…approximately 7 out of 10 women I see for fat loss have difficulty in Dept #2. This leads to Auto-Intoxication—accumulated decaying fecal matter creating toxins that are re-circulating into your bloodstream. Sludge that is hanging out in your intestines and causing you to feel sick. (THANKS BRAD!! LOVELY THOUGHT!)

Pooping is a primal, normal, regular bodily function for every mammal on the planet…or at least it should be. DAILY! Optimally it would be 20-30 minutes after each larger meal. If you are not pooping AT LEAST ONCE PER DAY and optimally two to three times per day (HOLY CRIPES!!!), then you have systemic digestive issues that already are or soon will be wreaking havoc on your system.

What causes constipation?
Processed food, dehydration, lack of exercise, prescription drugs, and over-use of OTC laxatives. All of these lead to an imbalance of bacteria in your digestive tract leaving you with more bad bacteria than good bacteria.

If it’s NOT coming out…it’s NOT coming off. Repeat… “If it’s (poop) NOT coming OUT, it’s (fat) NOT coming OFF!"

This SINGLE daily activity (pooping) is the quickest path to feeling better and seeing fat loss results and it means your body is properly digesting food, giving you more energy to invest in Looking Great Naked.

FAT LOSS is a function of waste elimination—both what is already backed up in the body and also what will be produced as a by-product of you becoming more active with your training.
I recommend the following to help re-balance your digestive tract and regularly scheduled bathroom activity…

*ProBiotic Restore--re-seeds the intestinal lining with good bacteria.
*Herbal Cleanse-- gentle uneventful intestine/spleen/liver cleanse to kick start fat loss.
*OmegaPlex--high-quality Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation when cleansing.
*Rehydrate--the most advanced electrolyte replacement drink on the market

emoticonVerdict #21
POOP ONCE Minimum DAILY. 2-3 Times Per Day Optimal. emoticon

Yup I brought it up. Yup I think it is a REALLY important topic. Digestive health isn't JUST about being fat. It plays a role in how we feel as well.

Did YOU know that the GI tract is also known as the "little brain". It sends signals to the "big brain" alerting it to stress. Then the brain releases chemicals and hormones from there to counteract stress.

Huh. Who knew?

Are you food journaling? I would say there will be most that say yes or at least I have....Have you ever tracked your OUTPUT? Have you tracked when you pooped or peed? These are GREAT indicators of how well your body is functioning. Think about doing it for a week.

Now you may have noticed Brad through some products out there to help regulate the GI tract. This is part of the business he and I are both involved in. I won't promote them here but will say if you are interested in learning about them let me know. They aren't for everyone but they do work when used correctly. There is a 19 year proven success record and several in the line have been independently tested by Dr Oz.

So here is what I say.....GET OUT THERE AND POOP PEOPLE!!!! giggle....

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    Ive stopped drinking my morning coffee and seem to have stopped my morning poop too! I'm trying to lose weight so this seems counter-productive!!! Is it safer to drink the one coffee and keep my bowels moving??? Or should I try something else??

    2353 days ago
  • no profile photo THEMRSH
    I have a friend with chronic poop problems which both of her children have inherited. I am proud to say that I fall into the 3-4 day regulars and sometimes my output exceeds my input, I'm quite sure. How's that for TMI? emoticon
    2436 days ago
    Great information. I have always felt that my being regular made a bid difference in how "easily" I lost the weight...
    2438 days ago
    Also, we didn't say QUANTITY of the poop...just that you should poop.

    I happen to eat cleanly most days and I poop most days twice a day.....granted it is large volumes, but my system is moving.
    2438 days ago
    I will say this. I have a Masters Degree in Exercise Science. Always thought that Cleanses were bunk. But like ALL myths and truths in the weight loss industry not everything can be blanketed. So if you read carefully I stated IT MIGHT NOT BE FOR YOU.......BUT IT HAS PROVEN TO WORK.....

    This has been formulated by the doctor that invented INTERVENOUS FEEDING....pretty sure he has some idea of GI system. And to say something totally is true is close minded right off the bat.

    I was totally against all things supplemental. All things cleanses. Until the day that I was at my wits end health wise (not fat wise, but healthwise).

    The cleanse listed here is all about EATING. You EAT FOOD every 2-3 hours. WHOLE FOODS....this isn't a drink yourself clean type of thing.

    And NO fat doesn't come out in your bowels BUT if you are clogged up then proper absorption of nutrients is NOT occurring. Point blank fact. If things aren't moving properly then you DO feel run down. Another proven fact.

    www.supplementalscienc is a website that is constructed by doctors who have graduated from the highest universities in the world and discuss why supplementation is important.

    But like I said, it is not for everyone.

    PS: Too much coffee can lead to constipation.....
    2438 days ago
    VERY important topic. My DH thought I was crazy when I told him that, ideally, you should poop for EACH meal you consume.
    2438 days ago
    This just isn't true. First off, regularity is individualized. There is nothing saying that once a day is optimal for any person. Also, when you're on calorie restriction, it's quite common to go less because there is less bulk. Finally, fat does NOT come out in bowel movements, fat acid is mobilized for energy when there isn't energy available (i.e. in the form of food or glycogen).

    Cleanses or detoxes are a waste of money.

    Here is something you might be interested in reading.

    2438 days ago
  • FITAT50
    Yup, a lifelong problem for me and yes, I have tracked it. I've tried Pro Biotics, fish oil, plenty of fiber, lots of water, occasional herbal teas...but my system does not want to cooperate. Oh well, it is what it is, I deal with it and know sometimes I can definitely blame my weight gain on this problem.
    2438 days ago
    Drink water. Eat vegetables. Eat yogurt. Walk. Drink coffee.
    2438 days ago
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