Let's talk about poop. Ideally, you’ll have one to three bowel movements a day.
People look at me funny when I say that. “I’m lucky if I have one a day,” they sometimes reply. “Usually it’s more like two or three a week. Oh yeah, and that stampede to the restroom after girls’ night out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.”
So let’s clear up a few things. You should never have to run to the bathroom. When you move your bowels less than once a day, you’re constipated. When you strain, create tiny poops, or have a poop that stops halfway through, you’re not having poops to be proud of.
Poop reveals more than you might think. An oily residue or slick slides means you aren't absorbing dietary fat well. If you have rabbit pellets or you're straining, you need to step up your fiber intake. Floating poops could be from excessive gas produced by an overgrowth of bad intestinal bacteria.
Besides, when you don't eliminate properly, you can become bloated, fat, and feel miserable.
Let’s fix those issues with these five strategies so you have optimal daily poops: