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Day 8: Let’s Talk About Poop.

AM Weight: 159.8
PM Weight: 159.8

 

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Eating out doesn’t have to be hard. Thankfully this is not poop.

 

 

YAY! I graduated out of the 160’s! WOOHOO! This morning I had to rush out with my younger boys and take my husband to the DMV to renew his license . While we waited for him, we went next door to the restaurant and had some breakfast. Mine was an omelet not cooked in butter (I requested olive oil) tomatoes  onion and mushrooms and spinach.

The boys got their own and I gave them my fruit platter.

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We had a busy day today so I didn’t have time to eat lunch but I had turkey patties grilled on the grill for dinner (best thing ever!) I made with lowfat ground turkey. I’m seriously debating making turkey jerky.

But I wanted to talk about something that at some point you will think about.
Poop.
Okay, we can be ladylike and call it ‘The Grand Bowel Movement’.

If you are not a coffee drinker, as I am you may, have noticed that things are possibly getting a little backed up or slower than usual. Even more so if you have been partaking in the evil that is artificial sweetener and you can have some gastro distress attached.
When you start to lose weight your body breaks down the glycogen it originally created and stored from your excess food earlier and as you take in less calories, your body uses that glycogen stored up as energy- the byproduct being more urine.

Your body also creates a larger amount of urea from eating protein, ketones from burning your fat stores as energy as well as other toxins and waste from cells as water. This may cause you to pee more than usual. So it’s pretty normal for you to be using the bathroom a little more. But what about #2?
If you aren’t taking in extra fiber in phase I in your veggies- did you know that you could actually end up carrying 5-10 lbs in poop ALONE if you haven’t gone in a while? Can you imagine?

And if you are especially heavy on  the weight, you could even be carrying 20, 30 lbs of poop!!! Inside you!

There  is some truth to the children’s rhyme (which has many forms):

Beans, beans, beans…
The magical fruit.
The more you eat, the more you poop-
The more you poop, the better you feel,
So eat beans at every meal!
Author Unknown (but they were probably an 8 yr old boy)

Fruit and whole grains, famously, is best for high fiber movements but we still have a week yet without that. So what are some sources of high-fiber veggies and Legumes that I can have in phase I?

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Baked beans
  • Refried beans
  • Black beans
  • Almonds
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Peanut butter
  • Celery
  • Green Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Lentils
  • Kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Zuchini

And this list isnt exhaustive. You can make some great salads out of that and literally- it will move you! *badump-ch!*

Coffee is also a stimulant and helps, so I typically don’t have that issue.

The other important thing to know is that, fiber tends to absorb water- so if you aren’t drinking enough water you can still suffer from constipation!

Hopefully this has helped you!

-PostpartumPooper Loser

 

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