When I eat too much fiber, it plugs me up, as in constipation. Not only that, but it makes my abdomen bloated and uncomfortable. Not everyone reacts to fiber the same, and I learned that more isn't better. It took me almost a year to figure out it was the fiber.
I've been eating just about the same thing for breakfast for a loooooong time-- I really like it and it gives me the calories, carbs, fat and protein I need. As long as you enjoy it and it's good for you, I don't see anything wrong with having the same thing twice in one day, or the same thing several days in a row or whatever. Sometimes people get bored with eating the same stuff, but I don't think it's *necessary* to not repeat the foods we like.
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2,171 2/21/13 1:46 P
Nothing wrong with eating greek yogurt twice a day. In fact, the actual serving size on mine (Fage) is 1 cup. As long as it's a healthy food (like greek yogurt is), there's nothing wrong with eating the same foods over and over. I ate the same breakfast and snacks for like 9 months! I got my variation through dinner, and my lunches are usually leftovers from dinner the night before.
You can eat "the same foods over and over" so long as over the course of the day, your menu provides you with appropriate carbs, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. For example, you should have some leafy greens each day - maybe the only kind you like is spinach and you eat that every day - that's just as good as eating spinach on monday, chard on tuesday, kale on wednesday, romaine lettuce on thursday.... same things with eating yogurt every day for your dairy item, just as good as having yogurt on monday, cottage cheese on tuesday, milk on wednesday...
greek yogurt, not low fat would be a great idea, especially adding some crushed nuts to it... try adding a little un sweetened cocoa, super tasty stirred in!
I usually eat the same breakfast three days in a row, as long as you change other things around and every day isn't exactly all the same, repeating snacks is fine, particularly when its an actually healthy snack like yogurt and nuts.
Is there anything wrong with eat 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt at 2 different times throughout the day? I love the stuff, and always look forward to having it in the afternoon with some nuts for crunch & a stir-in of something for flavor (i.e. peanut butter). I could easily eat it at another meal/snack to get me up to closer to my calorie, but is it okay nutritionally to eat the same foods over & over? I always fear I'll be shorting my body if I don't eat something different everytime I eat. ?
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2,171 2/21/13 1:13 P
I agree that dairy is probably your best bet to add more calories without adding fiber.
I need to add calories to my diet, but I can't add anymore fiber. Everyone says "eat avocado, it's higher in calories and will help you reach your calorie goal", but has anyone seen the amount of fiber in avocado? I can't eat more than 25-30g of fiber per day.
What are good foods to eat that are healthy #1, but won't add fiber to my count. Any ideas?
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