Weird weight fluctuation possibly and most likely water or food weight

So ive been eating oatmeal fruits and lots of fiberous foods and drank lots of water well decent amount and had little sodium and about 3 or 4 days ago ive been 157 pounds continuously for the week before the past 4 days as well but ever since 4 days ago, my weight stalled at 160 every end of my workout. Ive been pushing myself like everytime and sweating but it just stays at 160. And referring to how i eat lots of fiberous foods limit salt and eat fruit, i cant seem to poop(lol) sometimes not even once a day and if im lucky i do it once but its legit as small as those fake poop toys. I know im overstressing but thats just how i am and i would really like a legitamate answer to my concerning question. This is also because im worried that all that food weight that i carry will become excess stool and Elvis Presley died from excess stool so im concerned for that but also just to get rid of that 10-20 pounds of unnecessary poop just sitting in my body. Please help :(

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  • diannethegeek
    diannethegeek Posts: 14,776 Member
    Didn't Elvis also have a genetic condition that caused bowel paralysis? Do you have a similar condition that would be of concern?

    It's not uncommon for some people to go only once every few days and it's not unhealthy unless there are other symptoms. If it's becoming an issue in other ways, you should check with your doctor to see if there's an underlying issue that needs to be treated.
  • SugarAndSugar
    SugarAndSugar Posts: 84 Member
    I thought Elvis died of drug abuse, but moving along.

    You don't mention any fat intake. You also don't mention what your overall intake is. Fat helps keep it moving, but if you are trying to subsist on one serving of oatmeal and teo of fruit, there isn't much to move.

    Polyunsaturated or saturated or other? And can you list some? Because i am eating plenty amounts of peanuts and i am also in a caloric deficit if that helps
  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,187 Member
    Elvis died of something that almost killed my father and did kill also one of my fathers' cousins. It wasn't an over-full bladder, but rather a hemorrhage of a blood vessel in the wall of the bladder. The poop doesn't cause it.

    Now, you've changed your diet in a way that increased fiber. There are 2 kinds of fiber. You need both kinds.
    They are soluble and non-soluble. When you have too high a ratio of non-soluble to soluble fiber, your gut slows the pace of peristalsis moving things along. It gets slow and may take a couple of days to find the exit.

    Chia seeds are a quick and easy way to get a bunch of extra soluble fiber. I add 10 g of chia seeds to my pizza 3 times a week and things are quite regular for me. You can mix 1 teaspoon of chia seeds into anything you're about to eat and help solve your regularity problem.
  • 1houndgal
    1houndgal Posts: 558 Member
    So ive been eating oatmeal fruits and lots of fiberous foods and drank lots of water well decent amount and had little sodium and about 3 or 4 days ago ive been 157 pounds continuously for the week before the past 4 days as well but ever since 4 days ago, my weight stalled at 160 every end of my workout. Ive been pushing myself like everytime and sweating but it just stays at 160. And referring to how i eat lots of fiberous foods limit salt and eat fruit, i cant seem to poop(lol) sometimes not even once a day and if im lucky i do it once but its legit as small as those fake poop toys. I know im overstressing but thats just how i am and i would really like a legitamate answer to my concerning question. This is also because im worried that all that food weight that i carry will become excess stool and Elvis Presley died from excess stool so im concerned for that but also just to get rid of that 10-20 pounds of unnecessary poop just sitting in my body. Please help :(
    These concerns are best addressed by your health care team (PCP, medical care specialists, mental health clinicians, eating disorder specialists etc. )

    A number of issues could be going on and need to be ruled out. Going online here is not the best way to get the answers you need.
  • SugarAndSugar
    SugarAndSugar Posts: 84 Member
    Bump
  • L1zardQueen
    L1zardQueen Posts: 8,756 Member
    Take the 10 vegetable/fruit challenge, you will thank me later <3
  • KateTii
    KateTii Posts: 886 Member
    my weight stalled at 160 every end of my workout. Ive been pushing myself like everytime and sweating but it just stays at 160.
    I might be interpreting this wrong, but you won't notice a sudden drop of weight after working out - if anything, you will probably gain weight from drinking water whilst working out. Weightloss is less of a day-to-day thing and more of a month-to-month.
    i cant seem to poop(lol) sometimes not even once a day and if im lucky i do it once but its legit as small as those fake poop toys.
    You don't necessarily need to poop once a day. Even once or twice a week is fine. If you are eating less food and the food you are eating is more nutrient dense, you will poop less.
    all that food weight that i carry will become excess stool and Elvis Presley died from excess stool so im concerned for that but also just to get rid of that 10-20 pounds of unnecessary poop just sitting in my body.
    You are having bowel movements, so I doubt you are constipated. You won't have 10-20 pounds (4.5-9kg according to google) of poop backlogged in your body - if it was that bad you wouldn't be feeling very good and would be close to needing the hospital.

    Regardless, if you are worried - it's always better to go see a doctor than rely on non-professional advice from the internet :)
  • 100_PROOF_
    100_PROOF_ Posts: 1,168 Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    OP, you keep looking for all these big earth shattering truths in tiny little details, you are swayed by every tidbit of woo you hear, you are making this way more complicated than it needs to be.

    As you've been told in all of your threads...

    You will not lose weight in a consistent straight line. Stuff like water weight fluctuations and varying digestion times are natural and normal and will affect scale weight. You do not need to micro manage the foods you eat.

    If you're concerned that you are eating a lot of fiber and not pooping enough, make sure you are not eating too low fat. Since you have changed your way of eating a lot in the last month or so, it may take some time for your digestive system to readjust. If you are still concerned, get a physical.

    Qft

    Op your behavior indicates that there may very well be something else going on here and you should really go to a doctor and tell them all about your various concerns. If you're dealing with this much confusion it's best to see a professional.
  • LW3380
    LW3380 Posts: 118 Member
    I have a sore head after trying to read this post.... :s