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I don't really belong here but I saw this thread and was so interested. I have MS and I have a HUGE problem with chronic constipation due to smooth muscle inactivity in my intestines. I have to ingest a freakish amount of fiber to remain regular. I use good old fashioned metamucil (double dose twice a day). Oh but that is not what this is about. I like fiber one cereal. I prefer the flakes. I love those packets of oatmeal with the pre-sweetened flavors but I add more fiber to it because it just does not have enough. I add it by putting plain psylium husks in it (about a tablespoon). It tastes fine and adds a ton of fiber. I eat fruits and veggies pretty much all day long. I blend lots of fruit smoothies in the blender - frozen berries combined with a bit of soy milk is pretty yummy. I love all bran crackers. Fiber one also makes a snack bar that is good. I like the bread called "double fiber" made by orowheat. I eat raw almonds and raw walnuts (keep them in the fridge). Ok that is all I can think of. I hope that gives you some ideas. I have done the solumedrol and have gotten those steroid munchies. Good luck and eat well!!!
Love and prayers,
Yeah... Fruits and veggies are good snacks, and I should definitely get more in my diet.... Thing is, I get to go grocery shopping once a month... so... I don't get regular access to raw fruits and vegetables (I get juices... they last longer)...
Thanks for the advice regading keeping my fluids up while I'm increasing my fiber... I'll keep that in mind. I definitely don't want to get anymore constipated...