Atkins - psyllium or flax seed?

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szqnva

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Posted: 30 Jul 2009, 14:10
Hi! I'm new to this site, and in the Atkins induction phase. From what I've read on the forums, it seems like a good idea to have a fiber supplement. What are the differences between using flax or psyllium? And which is better for low carb?
szqnva

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Posted: 01 Aug 2009, 21:51
hellooooo? Can anyone out there help me with this question?
Mrs REJ

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 11:59
I am on Atkins as well and Flax seems to be best. It can take some a few days to get use to it.
Every day I don't cheat i'm a day closer to Not wanting to.
szqnva

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 14:17
Thanks! I didn't get any answer and was starting to think I'd posted this wrong. Do you just sprinkle it on your food? Is ground the best, or liquid?
Mrs REJ

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 14:41
There is a good recipe for MIM (muffin in a minute)that i got from the Atkins site, it is ok to have once a day and great for induction.Daily may upset the stomach until you are use to the flax.
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tsp cinn
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pk splenda
1 egg
mix dry ingredients first,then add egg mix all together put in coffee cup or small bowl microwave 30sec -1 min depending in microwave. Can even add a pat of real butter if you like. eat and enjoy!!
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naando

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 15:16
I take psyllium husk tablets every morning with my vitamin - I made it part of the regimen. But, it didn't help completely. I found that a fiber therapy works pretty well. I'm currently using sugar-free Target brand. It's comparable to Metamucil and has 2 carbs. It's gritty and not the most pleasant thing to do, but it's a lot more pleasant than being constipated.
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szqnva

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 19:58
Wow, Mrs. REJ, that's a lot of flax! Are the Mim's pretty tasty? I did purchase some ground flax seed today and sprinkled some on my salad tonight. The container recommends 2 - 4 tbls. per day, but that may be under normal circumstances...not considering Atkins induction. Do you know what the recommended amount is during induction? I also have some Benefiber, which I'm guessing may be similar to Fiber Therapy?
wantfitin

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Posted: 02 Aug 2009, 22:33
There is no strict recommendation how much flax to use on Induction. Since flax has no digestable carbs (fiber only) and high amount of good fat I would say use as much as you can. In my case - 2 Tbsp a day. I add it to my low carb protein shake. Same with psyllium (seems to have more pleasant taste).
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Mrs REJ

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Posted: 03 Aug 2009, 05:29
The MIM's are really good. Oh and I forgot to post that it is 3.5 net carbs. I also have a single flax pancake recipe if you would like it.
You can also use 1/2 to 1oz cream cheese, 1 pkg splenda 1/8 tsp van or any flavoring mix all together put on MIM or pancake
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szqnva

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Posted: 03 Aug 2009, 18:59
Thanks! Sounds delicious. And I would definitely like the pancake recipe.
Mrs REJ

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Posted: 04 Aug 2009, 05:46
Single Pancake recipe
2 eggs beaten
2 tbsp flax
1/4 tsp baking powder
van,cinn,splenda to taste
mix all together cook with real butter on low to medium heat till done

I have had this with cream cheese, pretty tasty.
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slevah

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Posted: 04 Aug 2009, 11:10
Thanks for posting these recipes Smile... am going to try the pancakes. I didn't realize how many carbs I was stuffing in my mouth until I started "watching". This first week is really hard Sad
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szqnva

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Posted: 04 Aug 2009, 19:55
Yummy! The pancakes sound delicious! Approximately how much vanilla, cinnamon or splenda should I add? And do I add all three? Also, when you say "flax" or "flax meal", is that the same as the ground flax seeds?
szqnva

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Posted: 09 Aug 2009, 19:32
Just made my first MIM tonight. Was pleasantly surprised! Very, very filling. Do you know if it is listed in the food database?



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