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    Red face Infrequent Poop

    Yup. It's gross, it's a little inappropriate, but we're all strangers here!

    It has never really bothered me but my boyfriend thinks something is wrong, so I would like to ask my favorite, most-knowledgeable community.

    I was hoping that the Primal lifestyle would fix this "problem" when I started a year ago, but it has not changed. Whether I eat the SAD diet or Primal, I only poop once a week.

    According to Practical Paleo, it looks a-ok, it's just infrequent.

    What do you guys think? Should I see one of those awful conventional wisdom doctors?
    Am I missing something in my diet?
    Or is this just how my body is programmed and shouldn't worry about it?

    Anyone else's body follow this type of pattern?

    Sorry if this is too inappropriate for the internet.
    Started eating Primal in October 2011.
    Started lifting heavy things on October 26, 2012.
    Started sugar detox: November 12, 2012
    [may or may not have been purposely before Thanksgiving]


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    What are you eating? Mostly fats and protein?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    What are you eating? Mostly fats and protein?
    Yup. Lots of eggs, chicken, always have a side of veggies like brocceli, brussel sprouts or a salad. And some sweet potatoes, fruit and seafood are the bulk of my diet.
    Started eating Primal in October 2011.
    Started lifting heavy things on October 26, 2012.
    Started sugar detox: November 12, 2012
    [may or may not have been purposely before Thanksgiving]


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    Quote Originally Posted by egrok View Post
    Yup. Lots of eggs, chicken, always have a side of veggies like brocceli, brussel sprouts or a salad. And some sweet potatoes, fruit and seafood are the bulk of my diet.
    Fat? Just from egg yolks and the little bit in chicken?

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    Try some probiotic supplements. You may be missing some good gut bacteria. My 11 yr old daughter was a once in 5 days person. But she's every day regular with one bottle of robotics. Amazing change.

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    Man, I can't imagine taking a poop a week--if i don't go once a day I start feeling pretty shitty (oh, that was dreadful and unintentional...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by egrok View Post
    Yup. It's gross, it's a little inappropriate, but we're all strangers here!

    It has never really bothered me but my boyfriend thinks something is wrong, so I would like to ask my favorite, most-knowledgeable community.

    I was hoping that the Primal lifestyle would fix this "problem" when I started a year ago, but it has not changed. Whether I eat the SAD diet or Primal, I only poop once a week.

    According to Practical Paleo, it looks a-ok, it's just infrequent.

    What do you guys think? Should I see one of those awful conventional wisdom doctors?
    Am I missing something in my diet?
    Or is this just how my body is programmed and shouldn't worry about it?

    Anyone else's body follow this type of pattern?

    Sorry if this is too inappropriate for the internet.
    Ah, we are not total strangers since you have your photo posted -- unless it's someone else. If you feel "okay" about your regieme, then I wouldn't worry about it. If you are bloated, and your clothes don't fit and you are straining and aching and it interferes with work, then it might be a problem. So, is it a problem for you or isn't it?
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    Ever since i started Primal I stopped getting bloated. But other people think there's something wrong with me so I figured I'd ask you guys if I'm missing something essential like kale or seaweed hahah
    Started eating Primal in October 2011.
    Started lifting heavy things on October 26, 2012.
    Started sugar detox: November 12, 2012
    [may or may not have been purposely before Thanksgiving]


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    If the infrequent bowel movements are accompanied by intestinal upset or you have other nagging health problems to go with it, I would worry about it. However, if there's absolutely nothing wrong with your health that you're aware of and you just don't shit often, it's probably not cause for concern.

    I fall into the first category, myself.

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    Sorry for pushing for some graphics, but maybe you can tell wether there's something going on by the appearane of the poop, when you get to poop? lol Maybe check out the Bristol Stool chart

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