Tuesday, August 28, 2012
bring on the fiber
I don't think I've ever been so happy and relieved at the end of a doctor's appointment. For the past several months, I've been dealing with stomach issues that never seems to go completely away and that several doctors visits couldn't solve. But after a recent specialist's visit, I found out what was going on and what I could do to feel better. The best news: there's practical things I can do to feel better, and I don't have to keep questioning what is going on with my body.
The upside to all of this digestive trouble is that it's going to force me to lead a healthier lifestyle. I'm supposed to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, get 7-8 hours of sleep, and eat a healthy, high fiber diet (25-30 grams a day). I'll also be trying to avoid high fat foods, highly processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine. So no alcohol and caffeine -- major boo -- but like I told my brother, at least I'm 27 and not 21. That would have been terrible.
Ready or not, I'm about to get down with me and my healthy self! Bring.on.the.fiber (BOTF).
Thanks for reading!