Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ode To Fiber

At one point or another, we all find ourselves here ... Choose a path... Find yourself ... Figure out exactly what you are going to do for the rest of your life blah blah blah

I never would have thought at the age of 24 I would be where I am right now.
I have so many interests and passions, yet, I am utterly confused.

How do I want to spend my life?
How am I ever supposed to choose which path to take?

I do know two things:
Fiber, health and nutrition drive my soul... And photography is my greatest passion.
So, how do I make these two things my life?

In a perfect world, I would travel overseas for months at a time, snapping photos, volunteering, and spreading the word of fiber.

It probably sounds a bit silly, but it's true. I owe my life to fiber. It's completely changed me. My health, my body, my mind... my entire life.

Let me clarify... When I say "it", I mean a fiber supplement that I have been taking religiously for 6 years now. It is a triple fiber, protein, vitamin supplement that my father created about 30 years ago. Since I began taking my dad's advice (and mix), I've tried to learn just about everything I could about nutrition, the human body and the effects of a high fiber diet. Fiber has become a bit trendy in the past year or so, however, the real dominance of fiber is still fairly unknown and very illusive.

In reality, it's as simply as this: a high fiber diet can prevent heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and obesity. Pretty crazy, huh? It's a difficult one though - because it's nearly impossible to maintain a high fiber diet without a supplement. That's where my dad's mix is key.

I was 18 years old... overweight, low confident and extremely unhealthy. I tried so many ways to lose weight, to feel good and nothing ever worked. I just wanted to feel beautiful and healthy. I wanted to look in the mirror and actually like what I saw... Long story short, I changed my life through my dad's mix and his teachings of fiber. And through all of it, I have developed my own theories on fiber and how it can so easily transform the human body with dedication and a refreshed outlook on what you put in your body.

I promise that I'm not one to preach, I just get a bit carried away (and very emotional) when I talk about all this... It has inspired me so much and I wish more than anything I could help anyone and everyone out there who wants to change their life but doesn't know how.

Nevertheless, I am still at this immense, intimidating crossroads in my life. I have so many passions, yet I feel stuck in this wrath of confusion. What will my 'career' be? How am I supposed to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life?

I do know one thing, and it is going to sound absolutely crazy (as if this entire post hasn't already been rampant and crazy)... But I am thankful to have such strong passions in my life. I am thankful that I can wake up everyday and feel strong, healthy and beautiful.
So for that, thank you fiber :)


  1. Ohhhh I love your passion! I want to know more about your high fiber diet, please please please email me, I want to know what kind of plan your dad created for you... pleaseeeeee

  2. Allison you changed my life!! I take my fiber every morning!!! I love it, and I love you!!!! You are so wonderful and fabulous!!! xoxo