Kind of an awkward question, but a legitimate one nonetheless. So does pooping make you lose weight?
Yes, pooping does make you lose weight. But it’s only temporary. Studies done on this very subject show that the average stool weighs about .2-.24 pounds. That’s right. Your poop weighs about 1/4 of a pound. After last night’s all you can eat buffet it probably weighs even more, but that’s a whole different topic.
So if you’re tracking your weight loss by getting on the scale you should probably go number two first because it can affect your numbers. Obviously the downside to this weight loss method is that it is only temporary. You’re going to eat again and replace the weight you just deposited into the toilet.
Some people abuse the body’s capacity to poop and take laxatives after they eat in order to constantly have bowel movements. This is dangerous and very unhealthy. It’s also a sign of a major eating disorder.
Some people who start exercising and eating right find they go poop more often and on a consistent basis. That’s because your body is adjusting to a new lifestyle. It’s also because it is working like a fine tuned machine that’s processing foods and making waste. It also has to do with an increased metabolism as well.