sticky poop and brown rice

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Pooppuppy asks:

In an attempt to start eating a little healthier, I recently started to put more whole grains and fiber in my diet, cutting out the foods that were more "enriched" that I had been eating all my life. Whole grain pasta instead of regular, brown rice instead of conventional, rye bread instead of white, bran flakes in the morning, etc.

About a week-and-a-half to two weeks (at most) after I started the new diet, I started to discover that my poo had gotten a bit "sticky," and would break off in mid-shit. Now small pieces often get stuck, and I'll have to strain a bit to dislodge them -- or go back to the toilet later to get rid of them.

This has been going on for about two weeks, and my butt's inflamed from all the pooping and straining. Could this recent change be due to my change in diet, or could this be more serious?

Dear Pooppuppy,

A very common mistake that people make when they convert to a healthier diet is that they completely cut out one of the essential ingredients for making good poop: oil.

With all the talk about cutting out fried foods and meats because of their artery-clogging properties, it's no surprise that many people don't get the types of good fats they need -- fats that will not only lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol levels, but also provide the proper lubrication and bonding needed to form a good poop.

Some examples of good fats/oils to choose from include olive oil, canola oil, fish oils, flaxseeds, avocados, and nuts (especially walnuts).

You can take simple steps to incorporate these good fats into your diet by putting a little bit of olive oil on your bread, making a fruit drink in the blender with a bit of flaxseed oil, eating some fish, taking a supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids, eating a handful of nuts every day as a snack, and so on.

I believe that if you add this to your already healthy diet, you will notice significant changes in energy and overall general feeling because of the healthy effects of better cholesterol levels. And you will also get rid of your sticky poop.

Thanks for asking Motherload!

Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.

16 Comments on "sticky poop and brown rice"

The Big Wiper's picture
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Excellent advice from Motherload! I use olive oil for cooking and get plenty of Omega-3 in the form of certain fish, Wheat Nuts and vitamins. I also eat a lot of brown rice and do not experience the sort of problems the poster describes.

One of my favorite things to do at certain restaurants is to eat a bit of French bread dipped lightly in olive oil, rather than using butter.

My cholesterol levels are fantastic (in the right way!)

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Deja Poo's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Coromega Cod Liver Oil not only has Omega-3 but the DP family can attest to its poop purging qualities. In a life of stickiness -- or worse, stuckedness -- a couple of sliders are a great relief!

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shitwit's picture
k 500+ points

I love drizzling olive oil all over my salad and then taking a nice healthy dump. It's been one of the few things that keeps this (still) pregnant pooper regular!

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PoopySmurf's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Shitwit, I hope that you eat the salad first. ;)

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

The key with the oil is moderation. Be sure to drink sufficient amounts of non caffinated & non alchoholic beverages.

I'm not saying that it is not okay to have coffee of liquor, I am just saying that they do not count as fluids.

Make sure to get some form of protein as well.

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The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

If using olive oil, I recommend the extra virgin first cold pressed. Make sure it says "first cold pressed", meaning it has not been super processed. Even if it is "extra virgin", it has still had minimal processing. (My gallbladderless bung notices the difference and will not tolerate any processed oil.)

Nuts and flaxseeds (as recommended by Mother, are also the best sources of oil you can get. and I LOVE avocadoes. Enjoy pooping clearer and with less million wipers!

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LK's picture

I have been taking 2000mg of fish oil in vitamin supplements for about a week now. Does it make your poop smell like it as well?

Deja Poo's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Good question, LK. Next time you take dump, take a big whiff also.

Don't forget to report back to us.
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hannah's picture

WOW! u must have no life to be making this but i must not either but a sense of humor!!GET A LIFE!!

Feeling weird's picture

Hey LK....I too have been taking 1000 mg of fish oil and am only now wondering if that's the cause of what has been making me (and my poop) smell differently from before.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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I have been taking fish oil supplements for years and don't think they have had any effect on my dooking. My shit stank before the supplements and still stinks today.

Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

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Shitbox Eddy's picture

After months of improving my diet, I created the perfect storm.

I, too, have been eating more brown rice (wraps instead of bread) and more fiber.

Yesterday — on top of a breakfast of oatmeal and brown sugar, salmon oil and Vitamin-D tablets, a lunch of cod and potatoes, a snack of Trader Joe's omega-3-loaded vegie chips, canned tuna and arugula and a supper of spinach linguine tossed with olive oil tomatoes and fresh tuna — my intestines, while confusedly churning this oily brown dough and several cups of gourmet coffee, were sending out stinky distress calls that made the cat run into the other room and start reburying his litter.

Well, it's 10:30 a.m. the next day, and I'm feeling better cause I just dropped a stinky blob that nearly clogged my energy efficient toilet. Sheets of oily poo stuck to the side of the bowl and wouldn't go down after 4 flushes.I feel a bit like the guy who gave birth to the space creature in Alien. Glad to get it out, but a little embarrassed something like that came out of my body. Oh, yeah, my fiancee is now taking a shower in the bathroom I just destroyed.

ChiliKahKah's picture
j 1000+ points

Geez, sounds like a trail the Exxon Valdez would leave !

Anonymous Coward's picture

I too have been experiencing sticky poop for the past couple of weeks after eating brown rice. For all those people who are dissing us for talking about our poop, poop can tell a lot about a person's health: look up webmd and poop

anyway, I've also gained a lot of weight. I'm wondering if its due to eating brown rice. Its the only thing I changed. If anyone else has been experiencing this it would be good to confirm

MSG's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

We mix brown rice with white rice. It takes a bit longer (few minutes) to cook, but it tastes very good and has had no discernible effect on my bowel movements.

Anonymous's picture

I know I'm joining late but the stinky shit has some wisdom. Fiber, roughage and fish oil are a midday squeezers best friend. Currently I'm having the stinky poo from which I think the cause is too much homemade yogurt. Sticky and stanky . Anyone got a better line of shit?

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