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Lose weight by going to the bathroom?


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This has puzzled me for quite some time. If you go to the bathroom (number 2) soon after eating a meal, does that mean that your body didn't digest that food and that those calories won't go into your body? Can someone explain to me how this works?Thanks!

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No, if you go soon after eating, that is just food you ate earlier...even w a high metabolism, it still has to go through your whole system.....

....I once read that the average person has about 7 pounds of waste in their system at any given time.....although I dont know how accurate that is!!!

No, that is not what it means, you absorb the calories...but beyond that I have no clue haha

No.

When you eat, it triggers your WHOLE digestive system which means your intestines kick into gear, too. Whatever you were ready to poo out in the near future gets a little kick in the pants to come out sooner when you eat.

That's not the food you just ate.

It takes most people between 45 min- 3 or 4 hours to digest a meal.

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Original Post by jamminatorr:

It takes most people between 45 min- 3 or 4 hours to digest a meal.

 Oh lord I hope you're not digesting a meal in 45 mins, perfectly healthy amount of time is about 24 hours from mouth to...out...(I feel crass)

It takes your stomach 3-4 hours to break the food down alone.

You are not pooing out your lunch right after you eat it, you would be very very sick if that were the case, and probably missing most of your intestines.

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Nope, your body is just pushing out the old to make room for the new.  The food you just ate will take 3-4 hours to digest and will not be excreted from the body for 12-24 hours.  I'd say how to figure out how long it takes, but it might disgust some readers; let's just say it depends a lot on your fiber intake.

heck it takes 2 days for the food to exit my body!!!  I ate something like colored frosting once and that is how I found out it took that long LOL

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Oh lord I hope you're not digesting a meal in 45 mins, perfectly healthy amount of time is about 24 hours from mouth to...out...(I feel crass)

It takes your stomach 3-4 hours to break the food down alone.

You are not pooing out your lunch right after you eat it, you would be very very sick if that were the case, and probably missing most of your intestines.

I didn't say excrete... I said digest. Some people do digest very quickly. I don't... but some people's system move very quickly.  Everyone is different.

Thanks for the chuckle!

You know what is TOTALLY bizarre? I have weighed myself before and after and somehow I end up weighing MORE after I go! What the heck? Makes no sense.

 

I took a few days to experiment and weighed myself all through out the day to see how eating affected the scale. I noticed that if I weighed myself a few hours after being awake (and after having water, and coffee) I actually weighed up to a pound LESS than when I weigh myself directly after waking up (and after using the bathroom, usually just to pee). I truly don't understand it. I know its not my scale either, because its extremely reliable.


Anyone know anything about that?

When you exercise and as you are active throughout the day, your body and muscles retain water. When you wake up in the morning, the fluids have moved to other areas (empty stomach) and are removed from the body, hence peeing in the morning. Remember the following (taken from Wikpedia on the net, ) "A significant fraction of the human body is water. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water. Blood contains 95% water, body fat contains 14% water and bone has 22% water."

This is why you it is suggested that a person consume lots of water each day. It helps with the processes. BUT if you drink too much water, you become constipated and can drown (no winning a Nintendo Wii if you drink too much H2O)

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BUT if you drink too much water, you become constipated and can drown (no winning a Nintendo Wii if you drink too much H2O)

 You have to drink A LOT of water for that to happen. I'm pretty sure no normal person is in danger of drinking too much water.

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