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What's a Poop Window?

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Have you ever heard the term poop window? And no it's not a window where you go. A "poop window" is the time of the day when nature typically calls. There is no wrong time of day to go but what if you miss that window because you just can't find a toilet? Read on fiber friends to learn more about what can happen if you don't go right away.

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A poop window is the time of the day when you typically have a bowel movement. It can be first thing in the morning, or mid-afternoon. Some people are that regular (and we hope it's because of Bonny but more on that later). As you may have guessed, this is not a scientific term.

It is important to note that everyone is different. Bowel habits vary widely and can be influenced by diet, physical activity, if you are dehydrated, and/or general health.

What If You Miss Your Poop Window?

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As we have said before, go when you need to go. (It's okay to have to wait sometimes if a bathroom is not nearby.) Frequently holding it in can lead to issues like constipation and worse fecal impaction.

When your stool is ready to leave your lovely body, a signal is sent that says get to the bathroom. 

If you don't go to the bathroom right away, things can start to happen. You may start clenching together your cheeks to hold it in. You may feel a sense of pressure and this pressure can lead to abdominal distress.

After many hours of not going, you may feel the need to poop disappear. This doesn't mean you don't have to poop, you do. Your muscles have pushed the stool away from the rectum, where it was positioned to leave the body, back to the colon.

As time continues to pass, your stool hardens inside your body because the lower rectum starts absorbing its water. As you know fiber friends, a lumpy, dry stool is VERY hard to pass.  

You may notice your belly is very bloated, and as you may have guessed it's going to be very uncomfortable to pass this stool in the toilet when you do go. We are talking about bleeding, straining (hemorrhoids), and possible tearing (anal fissures). There is also the added risk of fecal impaction.

To sum up, go when you need to go. 

How to Stay Regular

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A fiber supplement like Bonny can help you be regular, like clockwork.

Bonny is an all-natural, plant-based fiber powder that contains psyllium husk and prebiotic inulin, which provides a custom blend of soluble and insoluble fibers. These prebiotic supplements are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.

Check out our amazing flavors like Mixed Ripe Berries, Apple Pie, and Super Strawberry

As always, we wish you pleasant poops!

Sources: Women's Health, MedicalNewsToday