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I know people, a lot of people, that don't have regular bowel movements, so I thought it would be a great public service for me to tell them how to do it. It's easy. Take it from me.
You get up every morning, drink a pot of coffee, and run to the bathroom. Simple.
Oh, wait, that didn't work? Okay, drink more water.
You already drink your weight in water each day? Hmmm.
Increase the fiber in your diet.
You eat so much fiber that the plants in your house cower when you look at them? Well...
Try exercise. Massage. Enemas. Suppositories. Medications. Aloe juice.
No? How about visualization? Hot stones? Prayer? Rubbing a rabbit's foot?
Huh (Eyebrow raised). Well, you must be doing something wrong, then.
Now, I'm really not that stupid or insensitive. I do realize that everyone's body is different and those that suffer from chronic constipation have, pretty much, tried everything to relieve it. I don't believe they sit around and stuff their bodies with crap they know will make it worse. I'm sure it must be a frustrating and painful experience, one that I have zero experience with. I'm lucky. I don't worry about it. I don't 'think' about it. I don't wake up every day with a stomach ache, hoping today is the day I can get some relief. it is not a part of my life that forces me to consider everything I put in my mouth, or every activity that I do.
But being overweight is. And it is frustrating, and yes, those of us that are chronically overweight (insert constipated if it helps with the big picture) have tried everything, and do get cranky and feel bad and bitch and moan about it at times. But we aren't necessarily doing anything 'wrong'. Our bodies are different. And while you wake up with a stomach ache, hoping today is relief day, we wake up and jump on a scale, hoping the miles we walked the day before or the salad and water diet we've been on has made the needle go down just a tiny bit.
I don't blame the chronically thin for offering their suggestions. I get it. I don't consider it 'shaming', because I do realize they are trying to be helpful. But it gets old. Just as it would get old if I offered you a fiber bar for dessert instead of the cheesecake that everyone else is having, just because I know you need it.
So just think about it.
Our bodies are different. What works for one doesn't work for others. Be supportive. And be kind to one another.
And drink that pot of coffee in the morning. Really, it's the key! :)
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