But I haven't been "number 2-ing" for like 3 days.
And its akward,
so what foods help you poop?
Any kind of chili, salsa, etc. and any kind of soup with beans.
For the long run, include oatmeal, veggies, beans and such in your diet. For the quick fix (the less pleasant way, haha) I find that kiwis, bananas, and popcorn "flush out" the system. :)
Apple juice, prune juice, pear juice, these are what I was told for my son, although he is 4 months, but I think it would still work. I was also told that there is a fine line btwn having enough to make you poo and too much where you are constipated. Also I heard lemon juice and apple cider vinegar is a diaretic, but it has only been 3 days so I don't think you have to go to that extreme
When I drink TONS of water I never notice it helping me in the poo area. I've always seemed to have a problem, meaning I only go a couple of times a week even if I eat high fiber foods and enough fat as well. Maybe that's just the way my body functions. I guess we're all different but I sure would love to go a couple of times a day like some people. My husband goes after every meal. LUCKYYYYYYY!!!!
1/2 dry oatmeal with water 1/2 apple or 1/2 banana and 1 TBSP of Natural PB every morning and a glass of cold water 5- 10 minutes later and in 20 minutes Im going #2, feel so good.... now
but before my diet was very low in fiber 10-15 (high carbs), and it was going every 2 days or maybe 3, horribleeeee....... now im eating around 25-30 g and going 2 times every day..... is good i think because im loosing weight lol.....
Oranges and Raisin Bran are good though, and my dad says corn and beans but they don't work for me specifically.
Time to put on my doctor's hat. If you aren't getting enough fiber, eat food with higher fiber content. Still having problems, make sure you're drinking enough fluid. I recommend against laxatives, beleive it or not the old standards of pear or prune juice really work. They have a poorly digestible sugar in them that passes unchanged into the gut.
Once there the body tries to balance the sugar concentration in the gut by keeping more water there, the result, softer more manageable poo (I sound like a shampoo comercial)
When you said you sound like a shampoo commercial, it made me laugh out loud. LOL.........I hope I didn't wake everybody up.
Thanks for your input, I give my little guy (almost 2) pear juice once a day (only 4 oz mixed with 4 oz of water) and I think that helps him stay regular. I should try it.
to get things going:
Coffee, cola drinks
wheat cereal (also bulks)
to bulk up:
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