This post may contain a little bit TMI for some folks out there. No…I won’t be talking about Sonny and Cher, but about digestion and my…wait for it…poop. And more specifically how long it takes my body to process food, between the time I eat it and the time it’s outta my system and into the NYC pipes.
It’s been a long week here at the Dude Ranch. Stomach pain. Real bad stomach pain. There are times when I accept that I’ll go thru stages like this…all part of being a celiac. But this week was something different. Had to be a specific reason.
Well this morning I made a visit to my porcelain friend…
…built a log cabin
…busted a grumpie
…cranked an Eight Ball
…dropped a bomb
…dropped kids off at the pool
…gave birth to a state trooper
…laid some cable
…made a deposit
…pinched a loaf
…pushed out a grumpy
…released the chocolate hostage
…saw a man about a dog
…sent a fax
…squeezed out a Cleveland steamer
…stocked the lake with brown trout
…threw the deuce
…visited Uncle Grumpy
…and it was red. Real red. Not blood red…but BEET red.
But wait a minute. I had beets on Monday (Mrs. Dude made an amazing dish with ground turkey, sweet potato and beets). Today is Friday. That’s (counting on my fingers) 4 days. 4 days to pass thru my system. Is this normal? Good question. Off to Google.
Ouch. According to a study done by the Mayo Clinic, from start to finish, food should leave a man’s body in about 33 hours (women a bit longer). And vegetables and fruit should pass even quicker. And last time I checked (Googling just to make sure I don’t sound like an idiot), yes…beets are a vegetable.
So the last time I ate a beet was Monday at 6pm. I dropped my cable at 6am this morning. That’s (doing this in my head) 84 hours!! Now this is no scientifically validated experiment, but something tells me that’s why my tummy has been ouchie all week.
A few questions/comments:
- To all my fellow celiacs out there, do you experience this? Any idea how long it takes you to process a meal?
- No more beets for me. Which is a total bummer. My mom made beets once in awhile when I was a kid and I hated them. Well, I think I hated them. I may have just hated the idea of them. Or maybe the way she cooked them. I didn’t realize I love them until a few years ago. Well it was fun while it lasted.
- Beetlejuice was such an original, awesome movie.
- I cannot say enough about this video. I have so many questions.
Got beet issues? Do tell. No need to say it three times (Beetlejuice reference for those not old like me).