I am sure you have heard by now that the latest health craze is adding more fiber to your diet. Fiber helps you feel full, helps prevent disease and makes you regular. Oh yeah, today we will be discussing poop.
I am a big fan of Dr. Oz from Oprah fame (I loathe to admit that I watch Oprah, but who am I kidding, I do). I loved his books You an Owner’s Manual and You on a Diet and we have really tried to change the way we eat around here because of them. One big way is trying to increase our fiber intake. The goal is to have enough fiber in your diet so that your poop is shaped like and S or C. Seriously, you are supposed to pay attention to this because it is a good indicator of how your general health.
So to this end, we have gotten rid of all white stuff (pasta, bread, rolls) and have switched to whole grains. We have tried to increase our fruit and veggie intake. I have also discovered an ingenious way to get more fiber into my breakfast. I like a smoothie in the morning. It is easy to make and I get more fruit in my diet. So per Dr. Oz’s suggestion, I have started adding a tablespoon of Metamucil to my smoothie. You can’t really taste it and it is packed with fiber. Happy eating (and pooping)
Tomorrow, on Things I Love Thursday (when you read that, I hope you hear a deep, soap opera announcer voice), I will be discussing another high fiber love of mine. Until then, check out other Works for Me Wednesday ideas over at Rocks in My Dryer.