Serious Q: When you eat and get diarrhea...

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  • NormalSaneFLGuy
    NormalSaneFLGuy Posts: 1,344 Member
    how many of the calories do you add to your diary?

    All of them. Doesn't matter how they came out.....or when.

    but why add calories if my body didn't asborb them? It's like fiber, it has calories, but since your body doesn't absorb it they put 0 cals on the label.


    Your body did absorb it...you aren't getting rid of what you just ate..you're getting rid of what you ate long before the Waffle House. If you don't want to put them in your diary, don't ... but know that your body keeps and ACCURATE account of what you eat and absorb. If it makes you feel better to not see it on your MFP...then don't put it there...but you'll be forced to consider this fact when you don't see the scale, and nsv you want.


    Also, if you're having to rush to the bathroom right after eating...you may have an allergy to something you're eating (i.e.: dair or gluten)

    how many times must I repeat this...
    You're stating this under the assumption that your body utilizies every calorie put into it and that none are discarded, even in a moment of internal purging. This can't be true. Your food doesn't go in and magically turn into calories instantaneously. It is DIGESTED. So if the digestion is interrupted, obviously so is the caloric absorption.
  • love9705
    love9705 Posts: 478 Member
    I needed this laugh :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Thanks!
  • BruteSquad
    BruteSquad Posts: 373 Member
    I don't know about waffle house, but I am concerned with the number of paint chips that were obviously consumed at a younger age....
  • felice03
    felice03 Posts: 2,732 Member
    how many of the calories do you add to your diary?

    All of them. Doesn't matter how they came out.....or when.

    but why add calories if my body didn't asborb them? It's like fiber, it has calories, but since your body doesn't absorb it they put 0 cals on the label.

    As someone already said, the food doesnt go through you that quickly. Its your LAST meal that you are eliminating. So should you go back and remove THOSE calories? No. Because those calories were already absorbed.

    troll post or not...I have had lettuce come out my rear. Maybe not that quickly, but I do think it is a valid question....If it comes out looking like it went in, I would say a partial calorie adjustment would be called for.


    having bits come out is NOT looking like it did when it went in. as soon as you put food into your mouth and chew digestion has begun. what you are expelling is just the empty cell walls or fiber. the nutrients have been removed. if you want to deduct calories for that bit of undigested plant matter then go ahead it is . 000001 of a calorie I think.

    Have you looked at my poo? I am NOT talking bits. I have a senstive stomach...certain things come out looking like how they went in...no I am not talked about corn poop either. I have had salad for dinner and it come out the other end in the AM. many other things do this too me as well...please don't judge my poop unles you come take a look in my toilet!
  • iWaffle
    iWaffle Posts: 2,208 Member
    Did someone say "waffles"?

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    Waffles NEVER count as calories.
  • mikeyboy
    mikeyboy Posts: 1,057 Member
    how many of the calories do you add to your diary?

    All of them. Doesn't matter how they came out.....or when.

    but why add calories if my body didn't asborb them? It's like fiber, it has calories, but since your body doesn't absorb it they put 0 cals on the label.


    Your body did absorb it...you aren't getting rid of what you just ate..you're getting rid of what you ate long before the Waffle House. If you don't want to put them in your diary, don't ... but know that your body keeps and ACCURATE account of what you eat and absorb. If it makes you feel better to not see it on your MFP...then don't put it there...but you'll be forced to consider this fact when you don't see the scale, and nsv you want.


    Also, if you're having to rush to the bathroom right after eating...you may have an allergy to something you're eating (i.e.: dair or gluten)

    I can tell you have never had the hash browns at Waffle House. You will poop out things you ate long ago, thngs you just had, the hash browns topped 10 ways, and the coffee. Heck you might even poop things you have not ate yet! I not an allergy, it's called a mud-slide.
  • predent
    predent Posts: 95
    If I see one more person saying that the stomach absorbs all of your food, I'm going to take all of my anatomy, biology, and microbiology textbooks and throw them at the internet. Your stomach doesn't absorb anything other than alcohol. It's your small intestines that does the absorbing.

    Now, back to talking about pooping whole waffles :)
  • odusgolp
    odusgolp Posts: 10,477 Member
    If I see one more person saying that the stomach absorbs all of your food, I'm going to take all of my anatomy, biology, and microbiology textbooks and throw them at the internet. Your stomach doesn't absorb anything other than alcohol.

    And BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!

    I knew I was really just being more effective and ahead of the game by sticking to booze.
  • jennielou75
    jennielou75 Posts: 197 Member
    I had chronic diarrhea with my ibs.......suffered nearly every day for 15 years. I put on weight till I got to 23 stone......I think I absorbed a few calories and prob ate more because I felt psycologically empty!!!!
  • professorRAT
    professorRAT Posts: 690 Member
    What many of you are describing here are NORMAL transit times for digestion. It is quite possible to have WAY faster than normal transit due to motility-related diarrhea. In this case, it is true that nutrients may not be absorbed properly. I won't speculate how that translates into caloric intake. It probably depends on the cause/type of diarrhea.

    Here is an example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14572571
  • NormalSaneFLGuy
    NormalSaneFLGuy Posts: 1,344 Member
    What many of you are describing here are NORMAL transit times for digestion. It is quite possible to have WAY faster than normal transit due to motility-related diarrhea. In this case, it is true that nutrients may not be absorbed properly. I won't speculate how that translates into caloric intake. It probably depends on the cause/type of diarrhea.

    Here is an example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14572571

    Here is another example:
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  • professorRAT
    professorRAT Posts: 690 Member
    What many of you are describing here are NORMAL transit times for digestion. It is quite possible to have WAY faster than normal transit due to motility-related diarrhea. In this case, it is true that nutrients may not be absorbed properly. I won't speculate how that translates into caloric intake. It probably depends on the cause/type of diarrhea.

    Here is an example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14572571

    Here is another example:
    IMG03788-20100803-1435.jpg

    :laugh:
  • lindsiswatchingyou
    lindsiswatchingyou Posts: 114 Member
    Here is another example:
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    If its brown flush it down, if its chunky it must be funky!
  • flobeedoodle
    flobeedoodle Posts: 176 Member
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    Have you looked at my poo? I am NOT talking bits. I have a senstive stomach...certain things come out looking like how they went in...no I am not talked about corn poop either. I have had salad for dinner and it come out the other end in the AM. many other things do this too me as well...please don't judge my poop unles you come take a look in my toilet!

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    I'm always amazed at how poorly I chew. I can understand things rushing through, but I thought I at least chewed my food. The evidence says that I do not, though. (Also, I can eat lunch and see the food again before I leave work, it doesn't even have to take all night.)
  • Lisah8969
    Lisah8969 Posts: 1,247 Member
    This is the funniest message board EVER! Thank you! And sorry about your Waffle House experience. :cry:
  • sjohnny
    sjohnny Posts: 56,142 Member
    I disagree. I have eaten blueberries and within 30 minutes I **** and see a blueberry in the toilet.
    Real talk.

    Edited to say: And it's not a blueberry I ate the day before. This is me eating blueberries for the first time in a month or so. Are you saying it's one of those from a month ago? :noway:
    Yes. It was a blueberry from a month ago. Blueberries are a superfood and your body stores superfoods in their whole form until it gets a replacement. In some cases, if you chew superfoods up or eat small pieces of them they will be reconstituted into their whole raw form in your gullet (the gullet is the organ responsible for superfood storage) - be very careful eating pomegranates. Your fresh blueberry was stored and the blueberry from a month ago was shat. Next time you eat a blueberry the last one you ate will be released from your gullet and shat but your body will hold onto it until then.
  • TArnold2012
    TArnold2012 Posts: 929 Member
    no matter what you eat it takes hours to go through your system, you're just passing stool that is foods youve eaten previously, hope this helps!

    Jesse Short
    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS
  • TheRealParisLove
    TheRealParisLove Posts: 1,907 Member
    Definitely log what you ate, then make a note on your food diary that you had diarrhea. You will be able to track what the irritant in your diet is this way. Some common culprits are wheat, gluten and dairy products.

    Once you see a trend, then you can just work to avoid the food that is causing the irritation.
  • sjohnny
    sjohnny Posts: 56,142 Member
    I find it ironic that there is a discussion about "logging" what caused diarrhea.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    Best thread in a LONG time!!!