South Beach Diet - Benefiber while on SBD?

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07-21-2010, 02:11 PM
Has anyone tried adding Benefiber to their SBD? I am about to start Phase 1 and right now I must have an Activia yogurt daily to keep things moving. I know the Activia is not allowed on Phase 1. :)

07-21-2010, 02:17 PM
I have metamucil (and I'm still in my 20's -- for shame) every day. I've always had a sluggish "system" and it really helps keep things moving. You're talking about the benefiber powder, right? That is allowed on P1.

07-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Hi Zeffryn, yes the benefiber powder is what I was referring to. Thank goodness it is allowed, I didn't know what I was going to do. I have always had problems with this area also. Guess some people are just "blessed" with sluggish systems. Oh, lucky us.

07-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Same problem here. Benefiber doesn't really seem to help me, I might have to try metamucil.

07-21-2010, 02:56 PM
metamucil works better for me than benefiber. There are still times when I have to drink some "colon stimulating" tea. I've seen the doctor a few times about this, and a sluggish system is all he can come up with. I make sure to eat plenty of fiber rich fruits and vegetables, lots of beans, easy on the cheese and dairy and lots of water.


The problem IS getting better since I've lost weight, though. I wonder if that was a factor?

07-21-2010, 04:23 PM
Zeffryn, will hopefully be able to let you know my experience, once I loose some weight. About the sluggish system, or could it be cause your eating better?

07-21-2010, 04:25 PM
I wouldn't doubt it zeffryn, weight has so many negative effects. I will have to try metamucil. I have heard a lot of recommendations for it. I was fine until I got a really bad sinus infection in March, and my Dr put me on this REALLY high antibiotic...I have been having a really hard time ever since. Then I got pg, was really constipated, I miscarried but the constipation still lingers. My sister has the same problem. Sometimes I think it could be something like IBS...but its frustrating! So I do feel your pain...literally.

07-21-2010, 04:30 PM
PinkHoodie, I used to take a med called Zelnorm for IBS, it helped for a while, It was however a nice break from the IBS symptoms, but it didn't cure the problem. The only thing I have had really help me (non-medicated) is eating Activia yogurt every day, atleast one serving of it.

07-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Lindsay'sMom - I've always eaten quite I just eat smaller portions and exercise a LOT more. ;)

07-21-2010, 09:40 PM
I need to come up with an exercise routine next. Start with the food regime then exercise plan.