The other day Jeff Eats was doing some “research” on coffee…and low and behold look what my IT skills pulled-up from everydayhealth.com.
Interesting reading…but, for all these years- I thought REGULAR meant with milk!
I just hope the quoted experts-below know what they are talking about and aren’t just full of crap..,
By the way, not to talk out of school or nothing, but Jeff Eats is a ____times a week man-myself!
Better Digestive Health: The Experts Weigh In
What Is Considered “Regular”?
“Regular” is a relative term depending on the individual. For some people, bowel movements three times a day is typical, while for others it’s three times a week.
Everyday Health: What is considered “regular”?
Su Sachar, MD: “Regular” is different for different people. People often have the misconception that having one to two bowel movements a day is “normal,” but in actuality, one person’s regular may be another person’s constipation. When you’ve strayed from your pattern, and it persists, you may need to alter your diet and check with your health-care practitioner.
Lisa Ganjhu, DO: Everyone is different with regard to bowel movements. Having regular bowel movements simply means having bowel movements in regular timely intervals. Whether that is every day or every other day, once a day or twice a day — again, what is your normal? Bowel movements are irregular when they are not your normal consistency, amount, or frequency. A decrease in frequency or passing harder stools would be considered constipation. You can get back to your regular bowel movements by increasing your water intake or increasing your fiber intake. If that does not help, you should talk to your doctor.
Alison Manger-Weikel, RD, LDN: Regularity is a relative term depending on the individual. For some, it may mean a daily bowel movement, and for others it may mean every other day. For most, at least one regular bowel movement daily that is neither too loose nor too hard is considered regular. Straining or uncomfortable bowel movements may be an indication of constipation and should not occur frequently.
Sarah Mirkin, RD: Most people think of regular as one movement per day. Regularity is actually very individualized. It can be up to three times a day for some people — or every three days for others. More or less than either end of the spectrum suggests constipation or diarrhea. A change in bowel habits or bloating and discomfort is something to speak to your dietitian or doctor about.
Elisa Faybush, MD: Having regular bowel movements does not necessarily mean having one bowel movement per day. The general range is from three times a day to three times a week.