Fitness Minutes: (57,345)
4,900 8/20/11 5:17 A
A side note: If you're taking fiber laxatives like Metamucil, you MUST drink plenty of water; otherwise things can get rather unpleasant at the other end as dry bulk attempts to find a way out. If you know what I mean.
Fitness Minutes: (14,985)
610 8/2/11 10:08 P
The metamucil was too harsh for me. I swiched to citrucel sugar free. Much better and easier to drink.
How about making a smoothie for breakfast and adding it in there. Added bonus-if you use some strawberries and blueberries in your smoothie they're a great source of fiber too.
Fitness Minutes: (20,182)
1,163 7/29/11 3:19 P
I use Konsyl which is a powder that you have to mix with water. I prefer no flavor and I only use it when my fiber intake is too low. I try to make a pot of homemade bean soup or chili each week and have some for one of my meals. I will also add chia seeds to a lot of recipes to add extra fiber. Beware of some extra fiber products. I bought double fiber bread, and it was very thick and twice the calories of what I normally use. I would prefer to just have two slices of my regular bread.
Another flax seed user here. I have burned out on the taste of ground seeds (tip: don't just eat a spoon and wash it down). I'm hiding the taste in fruit smoothies. I use a cup or two of berries, eight ounces of Good Belly probiotic (or juice, or green tea) a few scrapings of ginger root (keep in freezer, grate frozen--simple, no loss) and two tablespoons of the ground seeds.
I have used it over really wet cereal, like oatmeal or brown rice. Boxed cold cereal with a milk? odd, but edible. not pleasant. Flax needs to be eaten raw, but psyllium (metamucil) does not, so adding it to bran muffin batter, or even pizza dough could fly (unflavored, of course).
My ex MIL added hers to ice cream. This was her "diet."
When I was a kid, my stepdad used to drink this stuff and he'd refuse to rinse the glass out after. It'd get set into the sink and left all day and then guess who had the task of scraping all the dried gunk out of the glass??? ME. Now, on a kinder and gentler note, the Fibersure stuff doesn't seem to do that and it doesn't have the sweet fake taste.
Fitness Minutes: (13,569)
91 8/31/10 7:06 P
I buy the Trader Joe's brand psyllium husk powder. It is plain, has no flavor and no sugar, etc. I mix it into a glass of crystal light, and it is delicious. And WAY cheaper than buying metamucil, etc.
I have to lower my cholesterol. When I saw my summary from yesterday I did very well in all areas except cholesterol...I couldn't find the break down of cholesterol intake though. Is there a place this can be found?
I also hate the sliminess. I drink it in a cup of water but the big difference in it not making me gag is to stir, drink immediately and drink in fast gulps. Even if you leave it sit for one minute the mixture thickens.
Fibersure is a great one! It has recently changed it's name to Metamucil Clear and Natural. It is made with inulin which is so much better for you. It is tasteless, odorless, and if you put it in water, you can barely taste it. Best part, 1 tsp gives you 5 grams of fiber! I put a tsp in my morning coffee. I've also put a tsp in yogurt, pancake batter, water.... Just make sure to mix it in well or can get lumpy. Try to get most of your fiber from real food, but 2 tsps a day will give you 10 grams of fiber.
I love this stuff. I use the unflavored unsweetened. I add it to things (like see the beef post above) but mostly I mix it with carrot juice and drink it before I go to bed. I drink it fast before it gets puffy and slimy then drink some more liquid. Aside from the other salubrious effects already mentioned it make your poop come out clean and regularly.
Fitness Minutes: (26,341)
537 11/1/09 10:43 P
I bought the Benefiber clear and add it to my drinks. There is no taste and I sometimes add it to my oatmeal. I too have cholesterol problems, so this does help. I also use flaxseed in my oatmeal - I figure every little thing helps with the cholesterol???
Has anyone tried the little chewable tablets you can get like at WalMart? I can't remember the name brand, but I've been curious to try the chewables, as I don't want to have to swallow a pill. Also, is any brand less expensive than the other? They all seem rather pricey when I've looked in the past.
Hi, New to this site, but I love it! I also take Metamucil, but only the capsules. So easy! Dose is 9 capsules a day, so I take 3 with each meal. It's so much habit now that I don't even have to think. Great for taming cholestrol and good for bowels also.
I take a Psyllium Husk brand that has no "sugar" added so 4 teaspoons is 15 calories each (60 calories) total and then I mix it with 12 oz. can of no-fat chicken broth for 20 extra calories. I put 2 tsp. and mix it with 6 ounces of the broth and drink it down. Then to the other 2 tsp. and six ounces. That is 80 calories total but worth the fiber. I really don't have to have that much fiber as 28 grams is what the total days fiber is suppose to be, but I do it so I get that plus what I have in my diet. I can't down the psyillium husk with plain water as it is TOO gross. I haven't tried mixing it in with yogurt or anything because it swells up too much.
Fitness Minutes: (110)
13 10/8/09 8:12 P
The only problem is they dont sell these where I live only the powder. So I am trying to find a way to make the most of it
Fitness Minutes: (35,335)
791 10/8/09 8:02 P
I had to take Metamucil for a stomach problem. I hated the taste and then I found Metamucil capsules that were perfect.
Fitness Minutes: (69,575)
76,924 10/7/09 7:35 P
I take metamucil too. I take mine right after I eat supper. I use the orange flavor. I have also eaten the metamucil cookies. They are ok.
I just mix mine in one cup water, mix and drink fast. I guess I'm used to it now. If I miss a day or 2 I can really feel it!! Good luck! Lyn
BeneFibre On-The-Go Stick Packs are advertised here in Canada. Appearently they do not get thick, they have no flavor and can easily be added to any food or drink. They do also have a Strawberry Lemonade flavored one. I have not tried these but just giving you the info. They are around $10 Canadian for 20 sticks.
Fitness Minutes: (110)
13 10/7/09 10:29 A
The Doctor told me that I need more fiber in my diet and suggested that I take metamucil to get more fiber in my diet. Since I've started taking it I realised that my cholesterol is much better and it also helps me loose weight faster which I love but I hate the slimy taste of it so I was wondering if anyone ever tried any breakfast recipes using metamucil... Can I put some on my cerial in the morning? Do you think that would work? I would really like to keep this as a part of my diet as it has helped me so much - Any suggestions anyone... Please?
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