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So, as of June 1st, I've been vegetarian for four months. One of the first things that I noticed after becoming vegetarian, is that I poop a lot more--often times, twice a day, and sometimes even three or more times. I understand why I'm pooping more often, but is this normal? Should I be concerned?
 

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Its normal since I've gone vegan its at least three times a day if not more. Meat clogs your colon where as a plant based diet is easier to digest.
 

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I heard once that a healthy person should poop three times a day, so that's perfectly normal that you're going that much. I've noticed I go more since becoming vegan, too. I used to go once every few days, now I go every day. I've been hospitalized many times for stomach issues and I've had constipation issues stemming from this, so this is really great for me that I'm getting healthier as a result of a plant diet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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As long as you're not having any abnormal stomach pain, and your stool looks normal, I wouldn't worry about it. Eating more veggies means that you're probably getting way more fiber in your diet than you used to get - which isn't a bad thing. Just remember to drink plenty of liquids as well. If it continues to bother you or gets worse, you might want to consult your doctor, just in case. Some plants hold more fiber than others, like most leafy greens, broccoli and such. Research which foods have more, then you can determine how much fiber you're getting in a day. You might just have to cut back on some of those things.
 

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I vary, usually 2-3, sometimes 4. I only pooped once a day before turning to the darkside, back then, twice a day was a very momentous occasion.
 

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At this moment in time I am only dropping a plop once a day, this is because I am on a diet. When I am gaining weight I'll heave about twice a day.<br><br>
So some people are going 3-4 times a day eh? I don't even turd that much when I'm eating 5000 calories a day!<br><br>
I only think you should be concerned Spang if you run out of toilet paper!
 

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2-3 times a day here, too. And, most of the time, they're fast and easy. I always cringe when my omni friends go to the bathroom and come out half an hour later - that must HURT.
 
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Oh, that's another thing, the poops are quick and painless too, for the most part.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AeryFairy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2908971"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
2-3 times a day here, too. And, most of the time, they're fast and easy. I always cringe when my omni friends go to the bathroom and come out half an hour later - that must HURT.</div>
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Back in the day when I was a hardcore carnivore, I'd go about once a week. I'd be in the bathroom for about 45-60 minutes.<br><br>
****ing insane.
 

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I've always went 2-3 times a day. I think it's more to do with having a balanced, healthy diet, since there are clearly meat eaters who manage it, too, according to Dr. Oz.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Herbivorous B.I.G.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2908983"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Back in the day when I was a hardcore carnivore, I'd go about once a week. I'd be in the bathroom for about 45-60 minutes.<br><br>
****ing insane.</div>
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The heck?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blank.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":|"> I remember a fair bit of time and pain from my omni days, but nothing that bad! Usually about ten minutes, once a day... but then, I ate a reasonable amount of fresh fruit and veg with my meat, so...<br><br>
an HOUR on the toilet?! REALLY?!
 

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Yay!!! Another poop thread!<br><br>
As a carnivore, I pooped about twice a week.<br><br>
Now, it's exactly 1.5 hours after every meal, large snack, or large beverage.<br>
Like very annoying clockwork.<br><br>
Here's a sticker:<br><a href="http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/i-m-vegan-and-i-poop-3-times-a-day-sticker-851" target="_blank">http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/i-m-...ay-sticker-851</a>
 
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AeryFairy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2908971"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
2-3 times a day here, too. And, most of the time, they're fast and easy. I always cringe when my omni friends go to the bathroom and come out half an hour later - that must HURT.</div>
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Same here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AeryFairy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2909029"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The heck?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blank.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":|"> I remember a fair bit of time and pain from my omni days, but nothing that bad! Usually about ten minutes, once a day... but then, I ate a reasonable amount of fresh fruit and veg with my meat, so...<br><br>
an HOUR on the toilet?! REALLY?!</div>
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Fruits and veggies were a waste of space. It was all meat, all the time.<br><br>
It was bad news.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2909034"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yay!!! Another poop thread!<br><br>
As a carnivore, I pooped about twice a week.<br><br>
Now, it's exactly 1.5 hours after every meal, large snack, or large beverage.<br>
Like very annoying clockwork.<br><br>
Here's a sticker:<br><a href="http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/i-m-vegan-and-i-poop-3-times-a-day-sticker-851" target="_blank">http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/i-m-...ay-sticker-851</a></div>
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who got all excited over a poop thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
And I think what you consider your annoying pooping clockwork is really impressive and awesome. I'm envious of your poops!!
 

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Oh, that's another thing, the poops are quick and painless too, for the most part.</div>
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Perfect! That's the way they're meant to be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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I go about once per day and the boyfriend goes 2-3 times per day. We eat the same foods although he needs and eats double the calories. We also have the quick and painless variety.<br><br>
As an omni kid, I had <b>horrible</b> constipation and stomach aches. Can't believe people can live like that most of their lives. ;_; Ouchies.
 

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I'm a first thing in the morning vegan. Nothing else, really, unless I'm traveling and off-schedule.<br><br>
I'm so glad none of you know my real name! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
Wait, some of you do....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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What about times? I'm usually tapped out within seconds. Back when omni, sometimes it was a bit of a struggle to get it out...
 
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