Today, I am discussing a subject that we all have to deal with, even though no one really talks about it much, yet everyone does it, and as we get older, it becomes more and more prevalent in our thoughts.
Yes, I am talking about the bowel movement.
Also known as the Daily Constitution, the dump, dropping the kids off at the pool, BM, hitting the head, pinching a loaf, Old #2, go to the bathroom, crap, take a shit, you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
If we’re what they call “regular”, then we set aside time each day (at times more than once) for the necessary elimination.
We have to hope that we “go” every day, otherwise we are constipated; not fun to deal with. So, we watch our diets carefully? to maintain regularity, and some of us (myself included) take fiber supplements to aid in the daily regime.
When we’re kids, we don’t give a shit about regularity (no pun intended..or was it)…we just go when we absolutely have to, and he hold it until it’s more “convenient”. If we do this too much, it can lead to an uncontrollable explosive where the worst happens.
For many of us, as we get older, regularity can be a joy unbounded as we unload the previous days’ food intake, hopefully at the same time; sose we can plan the rest of our day around it, right? After we’re done, we’re good for the whole day! yessir!
Our diet pretty much controls how often and how smooth it can go…lots of fiber and roughage (well, not lots, but some) are required to aid our digestive system for a “clean getaway”, which are rare…but every once in a while, we have a dump that just flows and flows; perhaps twice in one sitting, that can be a Golden Jubilee of dumps; even better if clean up is a quick once over; a self cleaning dump if you will.
Ahh, those are rare, but I think we unconsciously strive for that result, as opposed to the other one: the sticky dump…oh yes, you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout…the three flusher because so much paper is required for clean up..ew..
Let’s face it, we cannot every day eat the correct amount of fiber and roughage to ease our bowel movements, so we deal with whatever we end up with for our Daily Constitution.
Speaking for myself, I have gone to a fiber supplement powder that I put a heaping tablespoon into my first cup of Joe every morning, and I am so frickin’ regular, that I can almost set my clocks by it….almost.
I do not take laxatives. Taking a laxative means that I cannot venture more than 25 ft from a crapper until the deed is done, or I’ll have an “accident”. They are very unpredictable and everyone out there handles them differently.
Too much fat, like eating pizza toppings and no crust will run through me like water off a duck’s back. The same result is enjoyed, but am I done now? If I am unsure, I stay close to the house.
Making and eating homemade nachos with many thick slices of jalapeños on top of refried beans, usually contributes to a guaranteed BM, but with the “twice burning” theory…jalapeño seeds do not digest. My worst experience with the twice burning was with pepper jack cheese…holy crap…that casserole burned twice for two days before it was all eliminated…no more pepper jack cheese for me, no way no how, huh uh.
One must remember, that eating fiber for smooth bowel movements must be accompanied by water. Yes, the fiber in say pinto beans (very good fiber supplement) needs water to do its magic in the digestion process. If you do not drink enough water every single day, you will have…the sticky bun syndrome.
We’ve all had it without too much liking.
Increase your daily water intake regardless if you bump up your fiber intake or not will help your body maintain a healthy balance of fluids.
Just tryin’ to help.