Lifeline to the fiber deprived
November 24, 2007 9:31 PM Subscribe
Traveling in Japan. Bowels frozen tighter than Renee Zellweger's face after a Botox binge. Advice.
I'm a brown rice, mixed nuts, and raw veggie kinda guy, and my current diet is wrecking havoc on the lower 48. Mostly, I'm eating tofu, sashimi, and white rice, with hardly any veggies, apart from tsukemono (pickles). My guess is that the severe drop in roughage is "impacting" the problem.
Funny thing is, I'm not bloated, in pain, or uncomfortable. Just not as, shall we say, prolific as before. Think Peter of Family Guy at the toy factory after a severe hangover. Output, but down to 20% of normal.
First question. With these conditions, should I be worried? (If the answer is no, please tell me.) If it's yes, what's a quick way to increase fiber in Japan? Pop into a convenience store and load up on nuts? Salad with the breakfast set at a kisaten?
Or, should I take the fast lane, and go for a laxative? Recommendations for a brand I can buy at your friendly neighborhood drugstore?