I used to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Over years, my diet has become mostly meat and grains. I've recognized that this is not healthy, and I just recently (the past two weeks) have done a whole revamping of my diet. I went to the store and bought a variety of fruits and veggies.
And now my stool has changed. It's mostly lose, but not diarrhea. It's formless. In fact, an article I found calls it "cow-pie" stool. From what I found on a forum , this kind of lose stool is a result of all the fibber and the fact that I have changed my diet so drastically.
However, while the previous forum concluded that his kind of stool change is normal, healthy (compared to the usual solid stool), and will stick around as long as you maintain a high-fiber diet, another forum on the same topic considered this to be not normal.
So I'm just wondering what is considered to be healthy stool? Should I expect my body to get used to fiber or should I expect soft stool for as long as I stay on this diet?
I am not vegetarian. I do eat meat and dairy (just less of it at the moment). I am not experiencing any constipation or pain. Just trying to get my facts straight on what is normal and what is not. Thanks.View Thread
Yesterday Breakfast - whole grain cereal with 1% milk Lunch - broccoli, carrots, coliflower, and tomatoes with hummus Dinner - water base soup with tomato, onion, kale, and a few scallops Snacks (throughout the day) - an apple, an orange, handful of grapes
Today Breakfast - blueberry, strawberry, raspberry smoothie with ice Lunch - peanut butter and jelly sandwich on 35% whole grain white bread. An apple. Dinner - water base soup with tomato, onion, kale, and black eyed peas. Snacks - gluten free granola, an orange, handful of grapesView Thread
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