Here’s the poop.
What goes in must come out, one way or another. What your body doesn’t burn for energy or store as fat from the food you eat gets eliminated from your body through either urine or feces. And what comes out tells a very accurate story of what’s going on in all the systems inside your body.
Even devoid of symptoms, the texture and frequency of your bowel movements can tell you if all is well or if something is a little off.
Your body doesn’t allow you to hide anything
You notice pretty quickly when something you eat doesn’t agree with you. If you have chronic–or even occasional–stools that don’t seem to be as they should be, you should pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Here is a poop scale to help you gauge what normal, healthy dookies should look like with some advice on what to do if you’re at one end of the scale or the other. It’s a little graphic but a picture is worth a thousand words.
Types 1 and 2 are what you manage to squeeze out when you’re stopped up–constipation. Food isn’t fully digested resulting in lumps–you can see whole pieces among the excelsior.