Fiber Intake

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SuberWoman

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Posted: 01 Oct 2012, 18:54
I need to add more fiber to my diet, for reasons anyone can assume. Can anyone tell me what is the recommended amount of daily fiber?

I have limited my calories dramatically during the past week, so could it be my body is adjusting?
bugcakes

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Posted: 01 Oct 2012, 19:26
try to get at least 30 grams of fiber in your day.. if not more!

eat lots of fruit Smile
Snow833

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Posted: 02 Oct 2012, 08:45
I always eat a lot of veggies and fruits and still I had problems like you till I started drinking 2 cups of camomile tea a day, after a few days you'll see the effects. If nothing works for you than take a day out of the week when you'll be home and eat some fresh or dried apricots with chocolate or regular milk now that definitely works.
amberrozell

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 07:47
apples, coffe and fiber powders. after two to three days you should be right back on a "regular' track. Smile
Turtledrumme...

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 10:15
Whole psyllium husks. Vitamin Shoppe brand is a favorite of mine because they don't add sugar or anything. Taste is bland. I put a Tablespoon worth in a glass of water, stir it, and chug. Then half fill the glass to rinse what sticks to the side of the glass and drink that. Repeat 3 times a day. Wanna talk regular? I'm practically my own atomic clock.
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lenakh

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 11:32
pears, apples, barley, most vegetables, avocados, berries. I usually get at least 25 grams of fiber a day just by adding those to my diet without any extra supplements.
~Lena

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mrspackrat

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 12:45
Can one get too much fiber? I've notied that lately I'm up towards 50g of fiber daily. It's mainly due to my increase in dark leafy greens and veggies.
SuberWoman

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 13:03
Thank you all for your posts. Lifestyle changes are difficult without the unexpected bumps in the road. The psyllium husks sound apt to work and I have flax seeds too that I have often put into yogurt. I'll have to pull out the flax again. Thank you all again for your help!
Polarisld33

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 13:03
According to a nutritionist I spoke with, there isn't a "too much" with fiber. She claimed that back in the "caveman" days, people got over 100g of fiber a day and our bodies did just fine with it.

Beans are a great source of fiber, too. Plus they have protein and are low in fat.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 13:21
I usually get at least 50 gms a day. Mostly from veggies - that's what I eat mostly. Also fiber one bars, high fiber tortillas. (You want to gradually increase fiber because if you do it all at once, you will upset your stomach) And some people can not tolerate the fiber in things like fiber one bars, but I can handle it myself. It's good for your cholesterol, blood sugars, and bowels!
lenakh

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 15:21
newmooney - I put whole flax seeds in salads. The best way to eat them ground is "Muffin in a minute". It's usually an Atkins plan recipe, but I enjoy it very mush even though I'm not doing Atkins.

Muffin in a Minute
Serving Size: 1

1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 packet splenda packet
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1 teaspoon butter

Put the dry ingredients in a coffee mug. Or a bowl for a different shape. Stir. Then add the egg and the butter. Mix. Microwave 1 minute (or more). Take out. slice, butter, eat. Set mug to soak immediately.

Per serving: 235 Calories; 18g Fat (63% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 9.5 g. fiber; 223mg Cholesterol; 284mg Sodium
~Lena

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gkcfm95

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Posted: 03 Oct 2012, 16:26
i eat oatmeal with milled flax seed every morning. gives me about 8g of fiber. add a tsp of cinnamon and a little milk and it's awesome. get real oatmeal in the canister, i think steel cut oats taste the best, but nutritionally it's all the same. just stay away from the instant stuff in the packets.
i also second the muffin in a minute, those are really good with cream cheese.

~kelly
lenakh

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Posted: 04 Oct 2012, 11:30
newmooney, the recipe has no simple carbs in it Smile it's 11g carbs, but 9.5 of it is fiber!
~Lena

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ellicel

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Posted: 04 Oct 2012, 11:43
I added chia seeds (like flax seeds, but no grinding necessary!). 1 tbs = 5g fat, 5g fiber, 5g carb + tons of omega 3s. Occasionally, I'll do a Hemp Fiber Pro protein shake -- 14g carb, 14g fiber. But that's not the most appetizing so I only use it when I know I haven't been getting enough from veggies.
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seafood_eate...

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Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 13:12
newmooney wrote:
I have been avoiding simple carbs like bread, rice, cereals etc so haven't had fibre from those things but I have been eating lots of fruit and veggies daily and drink coffee and water only and still suffer from irregularity, I am going to try the psyllium. I also have ground flaxseed, does anyone have any suggestions how I could ingest that without it tasting like crap Wink?


You don't like the taste of flax? It has a very subtle nutty taste. Warning: it goes rancid very easily when ground. Buy it whole and grind it fresh for each use. And store the seeds in a well-sealed container in the fridge.
Lesnal

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Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 14:24
i like to eat edamame.... they are in the shell but once steamed you just suck out the peas.... they come with sea salt thats how i like em... makes me not miss chips and such... and very good in fiber.
eg730

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Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 15:51
https://www.webmdhealth.com/nl/nlv.aspx?id=81B7CFAB142195E3&s=52137
zenwolf

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Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 19:19
ellicel wrote:
I added chia seeds (like flax seeds, but no grinding necessary!). 1 tbs = 5g fat, 5g fiber, 5g carb + tons of omega 3s. Occasionally, I'll do a Hemp Fiber Pro protein shake -- 14g carb, 14g fiber. But that's not the most appetizing so I only use it when I know I haven't been getting enough from veggies.


Chia seeds & Hemp seeds are great additions for extra fiber. Chia seeds are tasteless so take on the flavors of what you are mixing it with and you can mix them in just about anything! Check out www.superseeds.ca which is a great informative site about Chia Seeds and their benefits. Hemp seeds taste really nutty to me and they work well in yogurts, on salads, etc.
seafood_eate...

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Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 07:24
In love chia too-- superfood of the Aztec warriors-- but have to special order it. For me usually chia in yogurt or fruit smoothies, and flax in veggie smoothies. One of those every day. Also raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds are great as a standalone snack or on salads.



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