My doctor says I have to eat more fiber. Since my recent illness, I tend to pay close attention to what he thinks I should do, so fiber I will eat. But it isn’t as easy as it should be. First of all, I thought I had always eaten my fair share of fiber, but it turns out that is not the case. They say I should eat between 20 and 35 grams of fiber daily to keep my digestive system healthy.
The doctor isn’t making it easy, either. He says I can’t eat things with skins, apples, potatoes, etc. But the skin is where the fiber is, so that makes it a little tough.
So I have become obsessed with fiber, with counting what I am getting for the day, with finding more sources that will get me closer to my goal of 35 faster. I have bought fiber supplements to help. I read the nutrition labels on everything. I downloaded a chart from the Internet that lists the fiber content of common foods, and I check it every time I put a morsel in my mouth just in case I can add another gram or two to my tally for the day.
It’s almost getting to be too complicated to eat, what with the forbidden list of foods (skins, for example), and the need to eat more fiber, less fat, drink more water, less alcohol (translated, no alcohol). I suppose it will get comfortable after awhile, but for now, I am obsessed with fiber.