Okay here is my question - how much does constipation effect your weight?
I have IBs and can go up to 10 days without having a bowel movement of any kind...
I am currently on day 5 of not 'going' and wondered if that was affecting my weight yo yoing - I am bloated and have a painful abdomen.
Sorry if TMI x
I would think it might result in a extra pound or two. I mean that's a significant amount of fecal matter sitting there. Between the excess weight & the bloating from the IBS, it's not wonder you are a bit of a yo-yo at the moment.
Actually I read somewhere that if your poo sinks in the water it means your not eating enough fiber. And not 'going' for days on end definitely adds weight. Not fat, just actual waste weight. If you try to invision all of the food youve eaten throughout the day, its probably at least a pound, and thats just for 1 day!
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