I'm not giving up on the fiber. I know the importance of eating it. I am babying my tummy right now so my fiber is low today, but calories and sodium is good. 1487 calories, 1451 mg sodium and fiber 12 g. I will try to keep my fiber around 15 g or so and then work at building the fiber back up slowly once my stomach is feeling better. Until then I will focus on keeping my calories and sodium down. My plan will be to gradually up my fiber grams to between 25 & 30 grams. Hoping that I can do that.
I edited to add this that I wrote on diabetic thread. I had forgotten this.
When I was in my late 20, I had colitis. I haven't suffered with it in so many years that I had forgotten about it. Today, I remembered that the doctor I had back then told me that I had to be careful eating a lot of roughage/fiber because I could not eat a lot of it because it caused my colon to go into spasms. I took medicine for it for years. I'm not going to have it again so I will be careful and eat it in moderation.
I looked up indigestion on MedMd and it suggests eating small meals about every 2 hours. I never wanted to do that, but I think I will try doing it. In fact, I think Intuitive Eating principles will help with that as it says to eat about every 2 hours and eat only as much as needed to satisfy without feeling stuffed.
I'll still here sharing what I learn as I do this if that is fine with everyone.
DETERMINATION keeps me going when the going gets tough.
I can believe that "I can" or I can believe that "I can't," and either way I will be right.
I choose to believe I CAN!!!
First mini goal - 202
Second mini goal -182
Third mini goal - 164
Fourth mini goal - 147
Final mini goal - 132
Last edited by pattygirl63; 03-29-2014 at 07:56 PM.