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    Explain this...

    please don't take this in a nasty manner....since I've started riding my bike I have to go to the bathroom more frequently and when I do "it" floats....I know this is an odd question, but can someone explain why? by it I'm referring to solid waste.
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    it didn't float before? I think THATS when you should have been asking questions!!

    looks like nothing is off limits in these forums..... oh and with your nick I dont know how you're going to get away with this post...
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    Oh wow... ROFL.

    Too be honest, I'm not 100% sure about your question.. but I'd have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that your body is using more nutrients from your food. Since you're using more energy... less "goop" comes out your rear end... therefore creating a "lighter pile of goop" (hehehe). I'd assume this has something to do with it considering.... you're exercising more now.

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    it's toyota racing development not TRD LoL. Anyways I appreciate the input...I assumed it had something to do with exercising...not sure what though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clancy98
    it didn't float before? I think THATS when you should have been asking questions!!

    looks like nothing is off limits in these forums..... oh and with your nick I dont know how you're going to get away with this post...
    mine doesn't float...

    anyway, I started doing pretty high-calorie exercising about four years ago, back in high school. and I noticed that I **** a lot more then before. my only thought is that since I am burning more calories, I'm eating more, and therefore, more waste. just a guess.

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    its simply gas

    have u changed your diet as well?

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    Well, that is known in some circles, who are concerned with such things, as "floaters" and "sinkers". Apparantly, it will float if the diet is high in fiber and fruit and vegetables and low on processed foods. I know this from being taken to a spa once where they emphasized this kind of diet and discussed such matters. From my experience, it does seem to be true but I have not conducted rigorous testing on it.

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    I just found this quote from health911.com and provided the link. From what this says, you would have had to change your diet to see changes. So I don't know what's going on. Our bodies don't process fiber, it just passes thru us. But fibers do great things like absorb toxins and expand in our colon and clean the walls as they pass.

    "Take this simple test to see if you have a bowel problem: if your stools float, they have enough fiber; if they sink, you don't."

    http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_consti.htm

    http://www.sharpman.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=994 here's another link, just search the page for 'floaters'

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    please don't take this in a nasty manner....since I've started riding my bike I have to go to the bathroom more frequently and when I do "it" floats....I know this is an odd question, but can someone explain why? by it I'm referring to solid waste.
    The comments about a diet change are right on. Have you altered your diet's Fiber content recently? Depending on the type of Fiber you consume, you can vary your stool weight, and that may impact the density of the stool. Density=Mass/Volume, so if the weight, or mass, of your stool decreased and the total stool volume stayed the same, then your density would decrease. If the density of the stool wasn't enough to displace an equal amount of water, then it would subsequently float.

    Fiber may be fermented by bacteria residing in your colon. When the bacteria ferment the fiber, they produce CO2, Hydrogen, Short Chain Fatty Acids, and Methane (gas). Fruits and vegetables contain hemicellulose and pectins that are more fermentable. Resistant starch, starch that is indigestible even after prolonged contact with enzymes, is very fermentable - cereal has .4-2% resistant starch, potatos have 1-3.5%, and legumes have 3.5-5.7% resistant starch. Also, a large intake of grains, seeds, and bananas can cause your body to ferment more of this resistant starch.

    The specific gravity of your stool matters as well. SG is a comparison of the density of a material with that of water. So, if the SG of your stool is less than that of water, it should float. Have you had more gas lately? Usually this floating stool will accompany a dietary change, diarrhea possibly due to malabsorption, and an increase in gas. Also, it could be an acute gastrointestinal infection that causes the problem.

    Hope this helps!

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    It's in the poop faq:

    http://www.heptune.com/poop.html

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