protein and big poop
It Hurts asks:
I started eating a healthy diet a few months ago with plenty of protein
and fiber. And now sometimes I poop long poops, but sometimes I poop large bulbous poops that really hurt. How and why?
There seems to be lots of misconceptions as to what a "healthy" diet consists of. What is good for one person may not be so good for someone else.
That which comes out of your ass speaks volumes as to what is going on inside of you, and the state of your health in general. Diets high in protein can cause unbelievable degrees of constipation, and diets too high in fiber can cause debilitating diarrhea. The trick in getting a "healthy" diet regimen is to find the right balance of the proper types of food.
Try not to focus as much on words such as protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. Instead, make a point to eat a variety of foods. Experiment with different combinations of food types until you find where your "poop comfort" zone falls. Then base your diet on what gives you the best end result.
Thanks for asking Motherload!
Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.