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Old 04-13-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question The Fiber35 Diet

I was in the health food store yesterday and came across thei new diet called The Fiber35 Diet. Below are some things off the website and out of the pamphlet.

"By eating foods that collectively provide 35 grams of fiber per day, you will drop the weight you want to lose and maintain your ideal weight for the rest of your life. And by significantly boosting your daily fiber intake, you will reduce your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other obesity-­related conditions.

Fiber will help curb your appetite.
Fiber stimulates cholecystokinin (CCK), a hormone that facilitates digestion in the small intestine and promotes a feeling of fullness. When you curb your appetite, you can reduce your caloric intake.


Fiber will actually eliminate calories from the food you eat
(the Fiber Flush Effect).
Research has shown that people who follow a high-fiber diet tend to excrete more calories in their stool. This is because fiber helps to block the absorption of calories consumed and lead calories out of the body.

Fiber foods are low energy-density foods.
Energy density refers to the number of calories in a particular volume or weight food. While foods with a high energy density pack a large number of calories per bite, foods rich in fiber typically have a very low energy density. As a result, you can eat a larger volume of food without consuming a high volume of calories.

Fiber slows down the rate at which your body converts carbohydrates into sugar.
High-fiber foods help normalize blood glucose levels by slowing down the time it takes food to leave the stomach and delaying the absorption of glucose (blood sugar) from a meal. Foods rich in fiber also increase insulin sensitivity, which refers to how well your cells respond to insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps to escort glucose out of the bloodstream)."


So is it possible that it is true. That a high fiber diet can be this healthy?
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A high fiber diet is definitely healthy. I eat a high fiber diet and it has helped me quite a lot. Of course they are emphasizing the benefits of fiber while other diets haven't quite emphasized it. I personally learned about the benefits of fiber a couple years ago while following the South Beach Diet. The SBD book talks about similar concepts.

We've recently started a group in General Diets called "Fiber Fanatics" where those that are interested in following a high fiber diet can discuss various issues.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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Read the review about that book from the homepage, they compared this to another high fiber diet book, very interesting.
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Thank you both for your input, I will head over to the spots you pointed out.
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Heh. Well, that seems to have some validity to it-- it sounds reasonable. I don't know that just eating high fiber foods with magically drop the pounds (calorie intake is a much more reliable indicator!) but there is so much literature out there advocating a high fiber diet for so many other health reasons that it seems that you pretty much can't go wrong in upping your fiber intake.
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high fiber "dropping the pounds" is really just marketing of course. Fiber helps many of us lose weight but it'd be nice if the pounds just dropped by automatically eating high fiber foods.
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I am a calorie counter who eat lots of fiber. For me they have to go hand in hand. I need to set limits on what I eat, no matter how healthy it is. Just eating foods high in fiber will not result in a weightloss. Calorie restriction is really key. I usually eat well over 50 gms per day of the stuff. It helps to keep me full and satisfied, which of course helps me stay on plan - helping me to lose weight.
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Fibre will help curb your appetite, sure, but you still have to make the right choices about your food intake. If you eat lots of fibre, but also continue to eat too many high-cal foods, I doubt you would lose weight.
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rockinrobin -- question how do you manage to get so much fiber into your diet? Thx
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My breakfast is 1/2 cup Fiber One cereal mixed with 1/2 cup Kashi Go lean cereal - that's 20 gms right there.

Lunch is 3 cups of cauliflower - 12 more grams and a veggie burger type product - another 5 gms usually.

Dinner is quite often a huge stir fry with tons of veggies and chicken breast. Easily another - 6 gms or so.

Snack is yogurt with a heaping TBSP of Fiber One Cereal. Sometimes I'll eat this 2 X a day. That's at least another 7 or 8, maybe more.

It's berries season right now. I can eat a whole little flat of raspberries - more fiber. Or strawberries.

And then of course I just eat the Fiber One plain, I munch on it. More fiber.

So that you see is how I get in so much Fiber. Great stuff.
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I too follow a high fiber diet. some of my staples are:

I like the all bran 13g 1/3 cup (add it to yogurt etc)
I like the low carb tortilla from Misson 11g per
fiber one bars 9 grams per (new on the market, sweet candy bar saisfying, and only 140 on the cals)
edemame is a favorite snack 4g for 1/2 cup with the shell Trader joes sells it in the frozen food section cooked and uncooked
nuts, berries, beans etc
if you are just starting, take it slow. you have to work your way up to it, lots of fluids is essential also with the way of eating
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"fiber one bars 9 grams per (new on the market, sweet candy bar saisfying, and only 140 on the cals)

those are yummy I agree I purchased a box and I try to keep cereal bars in the truck the office, my purse and my laptop bag along with Almonds for a quick fix.

I do eat a lot of yogurt but I never thought about throwing cereal in there. I do however make a lot of smoothies and add protain powder and flax meal in there and also when I make waffles and pancakes on the weekends for the family. They actually like the litte texture the flaxmeal gives. I suppose if I do this daily that would make a difference.

Thanks a bunch thats a start
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