Do You Lose Weight When You Poop?

Poop, also known as feces, is what’s left of your food and drink after your body absorbs nutrients. If you’ve ever felt lighter and less bloated after having a bowel movement, you’re not alone. Technically speaking, if you weigh yourself after a large poop, you’ll likely notice a drop in the scale. This may cause you to wonder whether pooping after each meal would lead to long-term weight loss.

Unfortunately, the human body does not work that way. Weight loss comes down to burning more calories than you consume. This article will discuss how much weight you can lose from pooping and how many calories a bowel movement can burn. It will also discuss the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

Excerpted from VeryWell Health

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