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Hi peoples,<br><br><br><br>
I did a search and found a post from 8-14-06 which didn't completely answer my question. I did read that this topic pops up every six months or so but that was the only post I found.<br><br><br><br>
Anywho, I became a vegetarian one month ago. Since then the frequency of my bowel movements has gone into overdrive. I move my bowels every day, which in and of itself is not unusual, but never five or more times a day - which is what I am doing at least half of the last 30 days (and I am having at least two a day on the others). It really seems to me that more is in the out box than I am consuming - which makes no sense to me. This morning I began my day with a bowl of cereal. For lunch I wasn't really hungry but had an orange. I'm about to prepare dinner and I've already gone 5 times today - none of which was small.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, what I found out from the other post was that this is not usual. Most people reported moving their bowels between 1-3 times a day but usually once. So my question is: In your experience with veg*anism, is there something which could account for this?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance for any replies.<br><br><br><br>
Angel
 

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Meat slows your digestion and fiber speeds it up.<br><br>
You very likely are just getting used to your new diet and it will take a little while for your body to adjust. As long as you don't have pain or diarrhea, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Frequent is good. Most people live in a state of constant constipation.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it too much. I go about 3 times a day generally, but they are on the smaller side (I mean, about a third as big as when I go once a day).<br><br><br><br>
The more important thing is the shape apparently.<br><br>
You want to have an curve in your poo, and it shouldn't smell too gross, according to a doctor I saw on Oprah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Thanks to you both! I'm not worried - just curious but figure I will chalk it up to the body getting used to itself again like you suggested.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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Yep, veggies poo more. I had to sit through the lectures of a nutritionist who'd studied poo in detail, it was erm interesting though I'm so glad she didn't show us the pictures <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/toilet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":flush:"> Like the others said you're body is probably just getting used to your new diet.
 

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To give an anology, watermelon and cucumbers are 95% water so you urinate more than eating bread and fries. Animals foods do not have fiber. So it has less waste. But the purpose of eating fiber is to get rid of it. That helps keep it clean.<br><br><br><br>
If you have expensive juice would you pour it down the drain? No that would be a waste. But that is what you do with liquid drano. You pour it down the drain to clean out the drain.
 
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