Eating healthy has never been my forte even though I have always wanted to be a healthy eater. I am by no means fat but I wouldn’t say I am the healthiest person in what I eat. I can tell when I don’t eat healthy because it affects a lot of things including the frequency of messy diapers (increased frequency is a good thing because you want to be regular) as well as my energy level for exercise. So, I have taken on the challenge to try and eat healthier and cut back on a lot of the things that I tend to indulge in such as Butterfingers (yum!). I am also trying to drink more water and up my protein intake because consuming more protein will help me feel fuller longer instead of engulfing loads of carbohydrates and fats.
Incontinence works the same way as people without incontinence in the sense that more fiber and what not makes you poop more often – we just don’t have control. So, I am trying to become more regular in that sense because it is healthier. Peter will end up changing more messy diapers but I don’t think he minds especially if it is for a good reason. Regularity is defined by the individual and is not a “set in stone” type of thing. Some people poop 3-4 times a day and some may only go once. As long as you are “regularly” going then you are OK but if you find yourself not pooping whether it is in a diaper or not for a couple days or more than you may want to reconsider your diet and exercise habits. Exercising in fact does help regularity.
I know many of you probably think I am skinny and in shape looking but I will disagree a little bit. I am skinny but I am not tone which is what I am trying to do. I need to cut back on the fat, exercise more, and increase my protein so that I can put on more muscle and get rid of the excess flab I do have on my body. I don’t necessarily want to lose a lot of weight – I just want to tone my body. Gotta get my diaper butt in shape! My butt especially needs toning because I don’t have a huge butt but I wish it was a bit bigger. So, if I tone it up a little bit then it will look a little bigger…at least that is my plan. I will keep you all up to date with my status of my exercising and dieting..
Good for you on getting healthy 🙂 I should really be doing the same over here… I remember a few yeas ago I cut out drinking soda all together and man it was like over night I felt 100% better. I felt like I had more energy and going from drinking ONLY mountain dew and root beer and not much else to drinking mostly water was a huge change. Good luck with the getting healthier initiative.
I know what you mean…cutting out soda is very hard for me. I think I am starting with at least going to diet soda. I get crazy caffeine withdrawal symptoms if I cut out caffeine completely. But, honestly I wish I had enough money to buy more fruits, vegetables, chicken, etc. It just gets pricey when you are trying to eat healthy but I am sure I will learn to eat healthier, cheaper, and more frugally. Hopefully…
I moved to Japan and lost 50 pounds and became a bed wetter (no relationship between the two though) 😛 Mostly because I stopped eating greasy foods and drinking cola. There are a lot of locally grown veggies I can buy at the supermarket for pretty cheep.
Are there any farmers markets nearby? locally grown, seasonal veggies are normally healthier for the body and the budget
I don’t know a lot about dieting but for toning, doing proper squats is a great multiple muscle group workout that has great rewards. Lunges are also great for toning the lower half mixed with jogging for cardio and calorie burning can have very positive relults.
It’s hard to get disciplined and excercise, especially when I’m busy with work 🙁 The promise of more messy diapers does encourage me to eat healthier 🙂 I love a good messy diaper!
Greetings. If you take a look at the website I listed in the relevant field, which for the record is my mother’s blog, you will find lots of interesting ideas about healthy things you can grow in your garden and eat. As has been previously stated, farmer’s markets are a great and relatively cheap place to find fruits and vegetables, and sometimes meat as well, that is usually locally grown and distributed. This blog is updated regularly, so if you like it feel free to check back often. I have also made this summer a summer of positives, which included joining a gym, creating a healthy eating plan and taking piano lessons, and I feel exponentially better even after only two months of change. Have a pleasant day, and please tell Peter that I’ve been checking his blog and haven’t seen anything for over a month. Believe it or not, he does have interested readers who will check in often if there’s something to see.
Stacy – are your messes firm/solid or mushy? A “healthy” poop should be fairly firm, for the most part. Also, is there a lot of… volume? Do you have large messes, typically? The healthiest is a firm, large, mess. It may really fill the seat of a diaper to an obvious degree, stretching it a bit, but the saying “a healthy poop” is exactly that. Also, I find it to be a turn on walking in a full diaper – but only if it’s mostly firm. I love the weight of a big load in the seat. Do you?
Good luck with the toning! I’ve found that it’s not necessarily the NUMBER of calories consumed, but the QUALITY of the calories. Try to limit the wasted calories (candy bars, high-fructose corn syrup, Twinkies, whatever…), and don’t worry too much about the unsaturated fats (you need those!), but limit the saturated fats and try to avoid trans fats. Just don’t deprive yourself of all treats, because you’ll crash. 😉
It feels good to treat your body well!
Whenever I poop I want it to be large,firm and healthy. Is eating fiber really the best way to do that?
If you really want to eat healthy and have a lot of messy diapers, you should go vegetarian or vegan. I’m vegan and I poop 5 times a day, and it comes out really easy in my diapers. being vegetarian/vegan forces you to eat tons of fiber.
Eat several small meals a day and keep your calorie intake down to 1200 to 1400 with a daily walk of at least 1 mile.
pooping is a healthy habit I always look forward to my poops.