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Showcase

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Posted: 03 Apr 2011, 09:58
I too had a few issues trying to figure out what to mark certain'exercise' functions as. I think stairs may well be placed in the walking catagory. Sit ups I have no clue, but playing with the kids could possibly fall into housework. I ended up using shoveling for the 8-20 horse stalls I clean daily, seemed closest. As for fiber, if you feel that most of the foods with fiber in them you don't care for, you could always resort to a fiber supplement capsule. Personally I tend to eat a lot of pears, and I like my Fiber added oatmeal, and I bake whole, multi-grain breads.

The only 'pointer' I can think of off the top of my head, is to give yourself little goals inbetween. Maybe for every, say, 10 lbs you treat yourself to something. The biggest thing I was ever taught was you should never exclude a food from yourself, that only causes you to crave it, an ultimately binge on it. Instead allow yourself a little taste of this or that every so often so mentally you don't feel your being punished.
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Posted: 03 Apr 2011, 11:26
Beans and lentils are excellent sources of fiber and most fruits and veggies have good amounts of it too- apples, pears, strawberries, peas, avocados, green beans, cauliflower... I think fiber has gotten a bad rap and because of all those commercials, we think that it has to come from things that taste bad or cereals that have been packed with it. In reality, if you're consuming more whole grains than processed bread products and eatings lots of fruits and veggies, the fiber will take care of itself. The only time I really think about fiber is for breakfast, since its important to get my day off to a good start so I don't start snacking midmorning. I hardly think about it after than and tend to get well over the recommended daily amount.
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Posted: 03 Apr 2011, 17:02
Flax is pure fiber, 4g per 2 tbsp. You can find milled flax seed in the baking isle by the specialty flours. There are a lot of great recipes for making flax breads, muffins, and pancakes.
I also know people that sprinkle it on cereal or add it to their coffee. I haven't tried it, but Kashi has some cereals with flax that I've heard are good too.

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Posted: 03 Apr 2011, 20:47
Flax Seeds are also good sprinkled on salads, pastas, rice, and oatmeal/grits. If youve never had them before, just know that if you chew one directly, it may feel slightly 'slimy' or 'slick' on the outside, this is perfectly normal.
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welcomematt

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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 08:49
I get fiber every morning with a high fiber english muffin, They are onlt 100 cals. There are many varieties (Store brand, Thaomas' and Fiber One jouned the bandwagon). I need protein so I will have it as a sandwich (fried egg, Turkey ham, Turkey sausage, BLT (1 piece of microwaved bacon, lettusce, Tom & a little low faat mayo) The total is 200 cals - and it holds me till lunch.
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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 09:40
Remember that unmilled flax seeds won't give you much of their fiber punch. They need to be ground. Ironically, the ground ones store longer without going rancid than the ground ones, so I buy them whole (and they're a lot cheaper this way) and then grind up a 1/2 or cup or so at a time in my magic bullet. I eat it almost everyday on my oatmeal. Yummy! I also sprinkle it on toast with peanut butter, and add it to salads. Enjoy!
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sngglebnny

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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 09:46
I have to disagree. The unmilled flax seeds won't give you the benefits of the flaxseed oil because the outer shell cannot be digested, but it will give you the same "fiber punch" as you call it.

I also like to buy them whole because of the longer shelf life and grind them with my coffee grinder. They are wonderful.
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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 09:52
Showcase wrote:
Flax Seeds are also good sprinkled on salads, pastas, rice, and oatmeal/grits. If youve never had them before, just know that if you chew one directly, it may feel slightly 'slimy' or 'slick' on the outside, this is perfectly normal.


whole flaxseeds are more or less useless..they really need to be ground or milled for any real benefit.
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sngglebnny

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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 10:29
jo60 wrote:
whole flaxseeds are more or less useless..they really need to be ground or milled for any real benefit.


I have to disagree with that statement too. The seed is a fiber, however the other nutrients are inside. By grinding them before consumption you get the rest of the benefits. So eating them whole is not "useless", and a good chewing will release these benes as well.
Dieting is like religion. There are the basic rules that everyone should follow. The rest you personalize to a lifestyle for the best results.

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Posted: 04 Apr 2011, 12:00
What worked for me was keeping track of everything I ate. I also highly recomend walking at least 4 days a week for at least 30 minutes per day. You will begin to see changes and you will feel much better.



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