Grunt! Groan! Growl! Push! Squeeze! Pinch!
Sound familiar? Is this your typical bathroom experience when it comes to dropping the kids off at the pool?
I sure hope not. Sadly though, I suspect that a lot of you reading this are indeed making these noises and working awfully hard just to product one little nugget of poopy goodness.
I know how it goes. Been there, done all that. I cringe when I think how I used to believe that this was all normal. Par for the pooping course if you will.
Did you know that the proper way to poop is actually an incredibly pleasant, energizing pooping experience?
Pooping isn’t strenuous, something to be feared. It is something to look forward to. An experience that takes less than two minutes and leaves you feeling uplifted!
How often does that perfect poop happen for you? Would you like it to happen more?
There are a lot of reasons you have less than stellar bowel habits. In fact, I’ve broached this subject in several posts. If you feel inclined (perhaps while spending a bit too much time on the throne), you might want to check out Everyone Poops. There are lot of great pooping related posts there.
Geeze – looking at this list of past posts makes it seem like I kind of like writing about poop. Huh. Actually I do! But all in the name of bowel health. Plus writing about poop is pretty fun. Why not take a typically sensitive topic and make it enjoyable to learn more about?! Plus we are all friends here so why not talk shop about our daily pooping happenings or backups as the case may be.
Back to that three step pooping program I mentioned.
I’m not going to go into health issues, food consumption, and the like in this post. You can get the scoop on all that and how it plays a role in your elimination habits from the posts linked above. Today, I want to focus on your pooping experience and how to make it pretty darn incredible.
Before we go down that road, I do need to mention that I am not a licensed medical professional nor do I play one on this blog. So use this info as you see fit but do not consider it medical advice.
The Proper Way To Poop – Three Steps To A Pleasant Pooping Experience
Before The Poop
If your bowels tend to be a little sluggish (for whatever reason), you might consider using a product that gently and naturally moves things along. There are a lot of options out there and I have tried plenty of them! Some of my go-tos include:
- Magnesium (I use this powder daily)
- Probiotics (This is the best one I have found and I take it daily)
- OxyPowder (when the going gets really tough)
During The Poop
Make sure that you are positioned properly. The human body wants to squat. Sitting is a terrible way to poop but it’s what we are taught to do. Squatting is ideal but not something that is easy to master with today’s common toilet designs. The Squatty Potty helps get you into the ideal pooping position, making it a heck of a lot easier to get things to evacuate the premises.
After The Poop
If you have successfully had an ‘ideal poop,’ there won’t be much evidence left behind on, well, your behind! In fact, a little splash of water is all you need to freshen things up!
A bidet is a fantastic way to get things in tip top shape after a poop. There are all kinds of options…bidet attachments, bidet toilet seats, and stand-alone bidets. All are good options. It just depends on your preference.
I recently had the chance to try out this bidet attachment. I have wanted to try something like this for a while but just didn’t get around to it. Plus, I have to space out all the weird hippy things I try, otherwise Rasta Daddy gets a little cagey.
For a very cost-effective, easy to install toilet sidekick, I’d say that it is a winner. It took about 15 minutes to install and was ready to get to work immediately.
And there you have it! The proper way to poop for a pleasant daily pooping experience! Toodles!
Melanee Mathur says
Great information on “proper pooping”!
Anne perry says
I would love to win.
Chi Chi says
I’d like to win simply because I would LOVE to poop better. The bidet would be icing on the cake. 🙂
I agree! I would also be thrilled if I won. It would beat squatting on the commode.
As someone in the recovery stages of colon cancer I know I could benefit from a Squatty Potty
Catherine Griffice says
Pooping the right way is something I covet!!!!
Darlene Owen says
I would love to win as my grandson is 4 and still not potty trained, this might help him.
Jaclyn Harwell says
Would love to try the squatty potty!
would love to win this. thanks for the chance!
Would help my son who has been having lots of poopy issues for a long time!!!
This would be so cool to win! Thanks!
I would love to win! I have one squatty potty already and love it. It would be great to get the whole house squatting!
Carol G says
Thanks for a chance to win two of the items on my wish list and I consider the spray a bonus!
I would love to win. I use a stool now and it really does help.
I have wanted a Squatty Potty for a few years but have yet to get myself to buy one. Keep hoping to win instead!
Danielle F says
I would love to have a Squatty Potty! I have some family members with difficulty pooping & the would help them 🙂
Marshall Moens says
Would like to win this prize package! !
I have been interested in a squatty potty for years! Thanks for the opportunity!
I’ve been thinking about getting a Squatty Potty since hearing about it on Shawn Stevensons podcast. I would love to win this package!
Michelle Stepp says
Id like to win because Ive been using a little stool for awhile and even though I eat fairly healthy and exercise regularly I still don’t go poop but every few days which honestly scares me. I just want to go normally and not have to strain
marcus duncan says
started using coconut oil this year and its amazing .
heard about squatty potty watching tmz.
what an awesome prize package . I would love to win this !
good luck to all who enter the contest .
love our squatty potty – another one would be great!
Janet Roberson says
I have diverticulitis and even while eating carefully and exercising, I still have problems at times. I am very interested in The Squatty Potty.
Kim Campbell says
I have wanted to try the Squatty Potty for awhile, I have IBS and suffer from bouts of diarrhea and then constipation! 🙁
As a professional who healed herself and now works with women who have chronic digestive struggle, I especially appreciate info on simple lifestyle that make the difference. Good nutrition is important, but what we put in our bodies is only part of the picture. How we *use our bodies* is an vital, though commonly overlooked aspect of our overall health – especially digestive health. Good article!
(And yes, I’d love to win the kit — and share these products with my clients!)
Great information. I would love to have this for my family.
I learned about this product more than a year ago and believe in it. I have wanted one since I first read about it!
Brian MacEachern says
I would love to win. I have Crohn’s disease and the squatty potty I have makes a huge difference! I would love to have one for my downstairs bathroom as well!
SJ Roragen says
I would love to win because after many surgeries and chemo, I need all the help I can get as far as being ‘regular’. 🙂