Start Pooping Regularly

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We all poop. I bet you didn’t expect today to be reading about poop but here you are. Never did I think I’d be publicly writing about poop but we are all in this together.

I love talking about poops. Why? They’re a huge clue into our overall health including digestion, nutrient absorption, and gut health (aka my favorite topic ever). The color, shape, consistency, and frequency of your poops can tell you a lot.

While you can check out more about exactly what your poop is telling you here, I’m here to talk about how we can be pooping regularly and what this means for our bodies.

First of all, we should all be pooping within 20-30 minutes of waking up WITHOUT help from coffee. I know, you can’t believe I said that but I did! If you struggle to go to the bathroom in the morning, that’s your body’s way of telling you something is up. So let’s get into how we can have that glorious morning poop without the joe.

The first step is to make sure you’re on a good probiotic. Probiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria and help your body to digest food properly. They also help to boost serotonin levels, regulate hormones, boost immune system, and much more. My favorite is LoveBug Probiotics.

From there, you want to increase your fiber intake. This means more dark leafy greens, root vegetables, whole grains, quinoa, and apples and bananas. Do not skip on the veggies! Aim for 4-6 servings a day at a minimum.

Start the night before. I make sure to drink Magnesium and Benefiber in hot water every night while I meditate and do my DuoLingo. Drinking fiber right before I go to sleep is seriously a game changer in the game of…poop.

If you find you’re still really struggling to get everything moving I have two more solutions. Water. You knew that was coming. I am a health coach after all with a business called Start With Lemon (water). Drinking water keeps digestion regular and gets everything flowing int he morning. Swap your first cup of coffee for hot lemon water with apple cider vinegar and watch everything get moving.

Lastly, if nothing else is helping, you want to take a really good look at your gut health. A damaged gut can cause constipation, inflammation, and a back up in the colon. It can also be responsible for disease, inflammation, acne, mood swings, anxiety, sickness, and so much more. Check out my 4 week course to heal your gut for good.

Let’s make poop cool to talk about. We all do it. Now we just need to all do it first thing in the morning and we’ll be good.

What are your favorite ways to get things moving? Share with us in the comments!