Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An Apple a Day

Do you know why "they" suggested to have an apple a day to keep the doctor away? Fiber.

Recently Jeff had some health issues (severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) and the doc thought it was either gallbladder related or possibly an obstruction (or something) in the colon. Before requiring gallbladder surgery, he advised Jeff to try and get 25 grams of fiber per day to see if he could get more regular and possible pass whatever was causing him angst.

That's like 25 pieces of whole grain bread. Or an entire box of brown rice. Or 12 apples. Not feasible.

So Jeff tried Fiber One Honey Cluster cereal. And found he really likes how it tastes and the energy he gets in the morning. Not to mention it is like 12 grams of fiber already, so he is well on his way by 10AM.

BUT - you know what ELSE is coming by 10AM? The first BM of the day. Followed by a second. And a third, sometimes. Add in plenty of flatulence in between, and I barely recognize the man I married. He previously disappeared but once a day for 10 minutes, regular like clockwork.

I think we are both ready for this fiber "experiment" to be over!!!

1 comment:

Anna said...

This had Jed and I laughing hysterically out loud! Only because we can totally relate with our similar "experiment" when Jed ate a Fiber One granola bar a day. Good luck!