Let’s Get Dirty – Are you Pooping Enough?

Yes, you read that right. We are talking about pooping. Uncomfortable yet? While this topic seems to be one that people shy away from, it’s also one that is very important to our health and well-being. Using the bathroom seems like such a simple thing that some have a daily routine of, but this is not the case for others. While we all know there are multiple reasons people become constipated or just simply don’t use the bathroom enough, one main reason is our diets. Could of guessed that one right? But, I’m not talking about eating too much cheese – I’m talking about not getting enough Fiber. It seems as though getting your daily Fiber intake is one main cause in irregularity for people. We can get Fiber in numerous ways from things like fruit, vegetables, whole grains and all those yummy foods, but it’s extremely hard to do so. Women need 25 grams of fiber a day and men need a whopping 38 grams. Guess how many grams an apple has? 3-5. What about a banana? 3-4. Although we try to eat balanced meals daily (that’s a task in itself!) to have to worry about fiber intake and getting 25 or 38 grams a day just seems undo-able. According to webmd most people only get an average of 15 grams of fiber a day. Hence all this talk about are you pooping enough!

It seems like such an easy way to become regular – well guess what? It is! All it takes is keeping track of your daily intake to make sure you are getting what you need. This will be a pain in the a** at first but it will be worth it. Getting an idea of where you are at currently, then gradually working your way up to what you need – and I do mean gradually or that will result in some not so great repercussions- will help you change your eating habits as well as bathroom! Once you make fiber a priority, eating high-fiber foods will just become habit and help your entire over-health just from this simple trick.