Sometimes you just have to wonder if celebrities ever stop in an interview and think, “Man, did I really just say that?” During the latest episode of Red Table Talk, a web television talk show starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Will Smith shared that during an emergency family meeting, he responded to a question about “how many times poop in the course of a day.” Smith’s response was that he “can go three days without it.” Yeah, Smith’s son Jaden had the same response: “That is not good! That’s why your farts smell like that.” Trey, also Smith’s son, advised, “You might wanna take a look at that,” while Adrienne warned, “You have to poop daily.” And Jada’s response? She held up three fingers and confessed, “Three times a day for me.”
The topic came up in the course of Smith admitting to his family that he had reached the highest weight of his life: 225 pounds. The weight gain came from Smith’s new habit of eating “four to five muffins” for breakfast. Jada and Willow noticed the weight gain, giving Smith the nickname, “Pudge Muffin.” That prompted Smith to take action. “I don’t want to be a Pudge Muffin to my family,” the actor said, and then went on to explain that he’s “hooking up a Smith family intervention.” The show went on, with family members sharing their own relationships with food, health, and wellness.
So is it healthy for Smith to go that long, or should he try to be more like his wife? Frank R. Malkin, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Charles River Medical Associates in Natick, Massachusetts, explains, “Everyone is different. Some people go one a day, others go two or three times a day, and some people go every three to four days. If your normal routine changes, then it’s time to see a doctor.”