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What is "Shopping Poop"?

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You may have heard of the term "shopping poop" or "mall poop" (or maybe you are thinking what the heck is that?). These terms refer to when you have that sudden urge to go number two in a department store.

This isn't uncommon and there are a few reasons why this may occur.  Read on fiber friends on why everyone is pooping in your local Target's bathroom.

Why Would Shopping Make You Want to Poop?

woman carrying many shopping bag purchases

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There are a few reasons below:

You Are Super Relaxed

Some people call it retail therapy for a reason. This may be your happy place.

Being in a familiar and comfortable environment can relax the body. Stress levels are reduced and your nervous system, which is associated with digestion, can become more active, and suddenly the store's bathroom is calling you.

Shopping is Exercise

Homer Simpson exercising very slowly on treadmill

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Moving around enough can also help you evacuate your digestive system more easily. You don't need to sweat it out during a Crossfit class to get the benefits of physical activity. So get shopping, we mean moving.

It's Part of Your Routine

A trip to the store may be a part of your daily rituals. The body adapts to repetition and consistency. Perhaps shopping errands and pooping became one in the same.

It's Just That Time of the Day

It may be that you are shopping at that time of the day when you usually go to the bathroom anyway. Many people go in the morning which may be prime time for getting errands done.

Everyone is different and maybe the thought of pooping in Nordstrom's gives you anxiety. We have a blog post on the fear of public poops here.

If you are experiencing changes in bowel health, consult your medical doctor who has a full understanding of your medical history and can provide personalized advice.

How to Poop Consistently With Bonny

Pop and Poop very berry squares

Our fiber powder is a custom blend of psyllium husk and prebiotic inulin that both love water so when they hit your gut they expand into a cleaning gel machine. Bulking up the stool and taking it to the toilet where it belongs. Daily use promotes painless regularity. The prebiotics even feed the good bacteria in your gut! 

Our fiber powder is available in amazing flavors like Apple Pie, Mixed Ripe Berries, and Super Strawberry. We also have Very Berry Squares made with dried fruit and fiber. No preservatives and 100% natural. Can't decide? Buy both.

As always, we wish you pleasant poops.

sources: HealthDigest and BuzzFeed