100 lb. Club - How are you getting enough Fiber?




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Joszac
03-24-2011, 10:30 PM
I'm having a hard time finding enough foods to get the correct amount of fiber a day. Right now I'm eating Lentils once a day. It's amazing how much fiber those tiny little beans have! I make them diff. a lot but I'd like to find other foods that are higher in fiber than say 3-5 grams a serving.


stacygee
03-24-2011, 10:46 PM
I went back and looked at my food diary and found a couple of things with 3+g of fiber per serving: fiber one bar (oviously, hearts of palm (I eat on my salad), avocado (a lot of calories but 1/2 an avocado a day is okay).

LovelyComplex
03-24-2011, 10:48 PM
1 cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber and only 64 calories. :)


amandie
03-24-2011, 11:32 PM
Joszac- I just made sloppy lennies (basically sloppy joe with lentils instead of meat) last night and they were sooo good!

Do you like prunes? Raisins? Dried fruits? Add them to your cereal, oatmeal, breads, etc. That's about what I know. Sorry!

djs06
03-24-2011, 11:47 PM
Sugar snap peas and vitamuffins. YUM.

Jennifer 3FC
03-25-2011, 12:06 AM
Kashi cereal, stir-fry with napa or bok choy, broccoli, onions and squash on brown rice... plus citrus fruit and salads!

FitGirlyGirl
03-25-2011, 12:35 AM
Lots of whole grains - I eat couscous, wheat, quinoa, millet, barley, and whatever else looks interesting at Whole Foods

Fiber One - Cereal, bars, and muffins

Lots of veggies and fruits

Lentils and other beans

Multi-grain breads

Pasta from Fibergourmet.com

Shmead
03-25-2011, 07:41 AM
Bran. You can mix bran into all kinds of things. I try to go 50/50 oat and wheat to get soluble and insoluble fibers.

Trazey34
03-25-2011, 09:55 AM
I'm all over quinoa these days, i cook it and use it cold (i'm also crazy for greek salad, so i put tomato/olive/cucumber/red onion in the quinoa and toss with a little greek salad dressing), and I like a scoop of cold baked beans with my sammich for lunch - a bit high in sugar but man i love cold beans LOL

lottie63
03-25-2011, 10:09 AM
I like quinoa too, and flax, two tbls of flax added to a smoothie or something has about 8 grams of fiber.

synger
03-25-2011, 10:57 AM
I've actually re-thought my fiber needs since going lower-carb. At first I was really worried that I wasn't getting my 25 grams of fiber/day. And I was nervous that my BMs went from 2/day to once every other day. And yet, I WAS regular... just not as often as when I was eating higher-carb/high-volume.

The majority of the carbs I do eat are fiber-full... veggies, fruit, pulses. Yet I often don't get more than 15 grams of fiber/day.

I seem to be doing just fine.

lottie63
03-25-2011, 11:14 AM
fiber is good for lots of things though, not just keeping you regular. Good for preventing diabetes and high cholesterol, etc.

caryesings
03-25-2011, 11:22 AM
Dried figs. Fat free refried beans.

Joszac
03-25-2011, 03:43 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I have a whole list of new foods to help with the fiber. I love lentils but I know I can't continue to eat them that much AND be happy just for the fiber.

CanadianCutie
03-25-2011, 04:36 PM
My go to fiber source is fiber 1 cereal, mixed some greek yogurt and fruit maybe a little honey (if it's not an overly sweet fruit). the fiber 1 cereal if you get the original is like 53% of your fiber for the day.

juliana77
03-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Fiber is super important for long term colon health... my mom had diverticulitis and begged me to start eating high fiber NOW because it's an extremely painful condition. She actually had to have part of her colon removed.

I try to eat around 35-40 grams per day while keeping my carbs around 150. It's tough to get a lot of fiber without going crazy on the carbs. Common high-fiber items in my food log are low-carb tortillas (11g fiber 18g carbs), Fiber Plus bars (9g fiber 19g carbs), nuts, apples, green beans. I will take a psyllium husk supplement if my totals are on the low side.

FreckledMom
03-26-2011, 02:04 PM
I used to have problems with fiber too but after going vegetarian it has not been an issue..quinoa, beans lentils..all good!

lottie63
03-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Fiber is super important for long term colon health... my mom had diverticulitis and begged me to start eating high fiber NOW because it's an extremely painful condition. She actually had to have part of her colon removed.

I try to eat around 35-40 grams per day while keeping my carbs around 150. It's tough to get a lot of fiber without going crazy on the carbs. Common high-fiber items in my food log are low-carb tortillas (11g fiber 18g carbs), Fiber Plus bars (9g fiber 19g carbs), nuts, apples, green beans. I will take a psyllium husk supplement if my totals are on the low side.

I dot this too. About the same numbers.

lottie63
03-26-2011, 03:41 PM
I used to have problems with fiber too but after going vegetarian it has not been an issue..quinoa, beans lentils..all good!

This is true. I'm vegan, my fiber is so high now! :D

Joszac
03-26-2011, 04:26 PM
My carbs are about that but I my fiber fluctuates a lot. 22 - 36 grams a day. How much water are you guys drinking?

lottie63
03-26-2011, 04:54 PM
I dirnk 64-96 oz a day.

FreckledMom
03-26-2011, 08:59 PM
This is true. I'm vegan, my fiber is so high now! :D

I am heading in the vegan direction, I think getting off cheese yogurt and milk in my coffee needs to be a slow process tho.

I just got Appetite for Reduction and some of the meals in there ...I cannot WAIT to try them!:carrot:

and would you mind if i ask you questions as they come up about vegan meals? Do we have private messages here? Or do people use yahoo? yeah i am such a noob :)

WannabeNurse
03-27-2011, 03:44 AM
Lottie- I'm with you on the vegan thing. Since I went vegan I have 2x/day bm's (sorry, overshare!) so I don't even bother counting fibre grams. I know I'm getting enough b/c my body is telling me that it is! :-D

stacygee
03-27-2011, 02:30 PM
Just remembered I also drink Crystal Light Fiber. It is 10 calories and 3g of fiber. I count it as water (which I try for about 64 oz.).

juliana77
03-27-2011, 03:41 PM
Just remembered I also drink Crystal Light Fiber. It is 10 calories and 3g of fiber. I count it as water (which I try for about 64 oz.).

I had no idea this existed! I will have to pick some up.

I don't drink as much water as I should, especially on the weekends (at work I'm usually drinking tea all day since it's so darn cold in the office). Working on it though!

Joszac
03-27-2011, 04:05 PM
I didn't know there was a crystal light fiber either. Now I'll have to try some.