I am in LA right now. I was stuck at the airport for an extra 2 hours, which really sucked because my day was sooooo super busy! I didn’t even shower before I left! I basically woke up, ate bfast, skyped with Bex and Davey Wavey, had another phone conference, worked out, taught Pilates, packed like a maniac, and then went off to the airport! A little breather woulda been nice…
Staying up a little late to prep for tomorrow morning’s exercise video shoot! I brought all of my colorful Nike shoes and all of my fave fitness clothes with me. So just painting my nails a little while watching Dr. Oz. Hungry Girl was on and she made me REALLY hungry with her luscious low calorie recipes, ahh, the temptations of late night television.
I kind of stopped listening to the TV for a while as the paint on my toes were drying when I thought I heard Dr. Oz say “Constipation Breakfast Bars” – I was like huh? C’mon Dr. Oz, don’t use the word constipation in a food name! But then I looked over and the women were eating something that actually looked REALLY GOOD.
They were his Fruit & Fiber Bars!
1 tsp psyllium
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Applesauce to taste
Mix all together then put in fridge to harden!
I’ve been eating a lot of psyllium lately (just got it last week) to make sure I stay healthy and regular, and so far so good. You can get psyllium husk at Trader Joes pretty affordably, like $6.99 for a good sized tub. It is really important to pay attention to the regularity of your bowel movements because keeping clear makes your body less toxic, less lethargic, and overall it feels a lot better. You are more likely to be energized and your clothes will probably fit better!
My best tips for staying regular are: hydration, daily exercise to keep your intestines moving, and more fiber.
I didn’t do the nutrition calculations for this bar because I don’t know how much applesauce you should be using, so I apologize for that! But maybe someone can try and tell us how much applesauce they need to use?
And oh! Just a random snippet I got from tuning in – did you know that a person can pass a up to 160 lbs of stool (poop) a year!?!?!? THAT’S NUTS!!!! A normal person, can pass about 68 lbs and a super constipated person, just 18 lbs? That is insane!
Sorry for the unusual post, but I know that a lot of women suffer from constipation and I thought this health topic may be of use to some of you! Hope it was :) Now, off to get my beauty rest! Nails are dry!
Much love, Cassey