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TURTLESDOVE
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4/9/13 2:43 P

great! Thanks



OBIESMOM2
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4/9/13 2:39 P

I'm not so sure it's JUST fiber. I think it's bulk too. If fiber was the only concern, you could add Benefiber to your shake (or crush fiber supplements, as you mentioned).

but...if you add a salad or steamed (or raw) veggies as Becky mentioned, you get add'l fiber AND some substance AND some nutrients for not many calories. It's so easy to grab a bag of salad greens or 'washed and ready to eat' produce these days. Or slice some squash and steam it in the microwave.

or zap a sweet potato in the microwave. I do that all the time. I eat them plain. It's a quick filling afternoon snack before I head to the gym or something I can eat with a salad for dinner.

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 4/9/2013 (14:41)


TURTLESDOVE
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4/9/13 2:27 P

thanks guys.I have a busy schedule so I was kinda wanting a quick healthy fix that would fill me up when I get home from work to keep me from overindulging at dinner.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,530
4/9/13 2:16 P

The Equate shake has 5 grams of fiber.
By adding some fruit or salad to this meal replacment---you could easily bring the fiber content to 7-8 grams. Then focus on other high fiber foods to round out your other meals and snacks--- you should easily be to at least 20 grams for the day.

Becky



FEDGIRL4
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4/9/13 2:10 P

You want one that is high protein too. Protein is what turns off your hungry signal.



TURTLESDOVE
Posts: 1,061
4/9/13 2:05 P

I'm not doing them right now Coach, and I find that I lose weight on 1200 calories a day, regardless of what I'm eating. I just know that I don't get filled up on processed carbs, and the equate french vanilla shake that I was drinking has an awful lot of sugar and it just makes me want to eat more. That's why I was asking about the fiber. Thanks



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,530
4/9/13 2:00 P

How many of the meal replacement shakes are you doing daily.
What is the calorie amount in the shake?

SP Registered Dietitian Becky



TURTLESDOVE
Posts: 1,061
4/9/13 1:56 P

I would have to say that FIBER is the real key to weight loss because it feels you up. I would like, however, to drink those delicious meal replacement shakes, but they leave me starving. Does anyone know any high fiber ones or can I just crush up fiber supplements to put in them? Also, I don't mean high protein, but high fiber. Thanks, Amy



 
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