Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Changing my approach to my health

Since finding out I have arthritis at the ripe old age of 28 and had my first of two knee surgeries my approach to my overall health has changed.

I already have a good grip on my workouts and although they have changed slightly to appease my current situation I am still working out 6 days a week. My eating could be better but I am happy with my food choices 85% of the time and change it up when I feel it nessecary.

The one thing I am not great at doing is taking daily supplements. As of now the only thing I take daily is my Hair, Skin and Nails. I have a prescription for Vitamin D but forget to take it all the time (bad Carlyn bad) and I don't even have a daily multivitamin! So when I was given the opportunity to partner up with Fiber Choice start taking their Fruity Bites I couldn't resist. 

At first I wasn't sure I needed to take a fiber supplement, but upon further research I found out that even the healthiest eaters don't always reach the daily recommended amount of fiber. It's important for everyone to have/take  fiber because it supports your digestive tract by keeping food and nutrients moving through your system, and by helping your body to properly balance the bacteria in your colon.

For those wondering how to get fiber just from your food, you can choose from: (According to the American Academy of Dietetics) fruits; vegetables; grains; whole grain products such as breads and cereals; beans, peas and other legumes; and nuts and seeds.

So the options are endless, if you eat any or all of those things ;)

I am looking forward to documenting my experience with taking fiber and seeing how it affect my body, if at all. 

Do you take a fiber supplement?

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Fiber Choice. I received Fiber Choice products and compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions stated here are my own.


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