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A 37-year-old member asked:

How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is quite : Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Potentially a lot: It depends on much feces your intestines are filled with. An obstipated person might pass a significant amount of stool once the flow gets going.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2019

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