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Dieting is full of POOP!

That’s right…good diets are full of poop!

I’m no expert with training in the field of health sciences, but I am a person in the middle of her 1st SUCCESSFUL weight loss attempt who wants to share her little knowledge tidbits with anyone willing to listen.

No matter what diet you are trying out or what workout regiment you’re on, there’s one basic principle that stays constant: you lose weight by releasing more calories than you take in.  Now, all diets seem to focus on the last part of that statement, the “calories you take in” part. No one really talks about the “releasing more calories part”.  Sure you burn calories and all that chemistry/biological stuff, but here’s my tip: the more you do to poop, the more likely you’re losing weight.

Now, I know by now, you might be a little disgusted that I’m talking about this, but if you talk to anyone that’s lost a significant amount of weight, they’ll tell you that during the weight loss period, they probably never pooped so much in their life.

Going “#2” is a sign that your body is digesting the food you give it, and its getting rid of whatever it doesn’t need.  A sure sign that you’re losing weight in a healthy way is if you have to use the bathroom within the the 1st three hours of waking up, before you’ve eaten anything.  That way, you know that you’re letting go of waste from what you’ve eaten the day before.  If you’re trying to lose weight, and you’re not pooping, that may be a sign that your body really isn’t losing much.  Pooping is really the only way to get rid of the salads, turkey on wheat, and fruit you’ve been eating.  More importantly, that’s the only way to get rid of the excess fat that your body is holding onto.

Convinced? Great!  Here’s some tips to get your system going.  If not, it wouldn’t hurt to try one or two things to see how it works. Remember, this is not a diet plan, just a few things to work into whatever HEALTHY diet/workout plan you’re already using.

  • Drink a glass of water before you eat anything in the morning and before you go to bed at night.  Water does wonders on your digestive system.  It’s almost like a lubricant for your insides.
  • If you’re feeling a little backed up, take some fiber supplements before you go to bed.  I would only recommend doing this on days where you know you were good on your diet, but for some reason you feel a little clogged up.  Fiber will not stop your body from absorbing bad food you ate, so don’t try and use it as corrective measures for a bad dieting day.
  • Right before going to bed, do a series of core exercises.  I do 3 sets of the following: 20-25 crunches, 15 slow leg lifts & 20-25 bicycle crunches.  Rotate between these exercises with minimal break time in between.  The effectiveness of this step is highly dependent on intensity so you should feel slightly out of breath and tired after doing this.  Hence why you do it right before hitting the pillow.
  • Eat foods with fiber.  FiberOne bars, whole wheat bread with added fiber, and apples are things that I eat that keep me regular.
  • Focus on eating many healthy, smaller snacks throughout the day, rather than a few large meals.  Now this doesn’t directly make you poop, but it does speed up your metabolism.  People with fast metabolism digest their food faster and more thoroughly, and therefore, poop regularly.

So these are the tips that I have.  Try and see how the fit into your current workout/dieting plan.  Hopefully, these tips get you on your way to healthy weight loss.

Happy Pooping! 🙂


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