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AVONWITHJENN
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6/6/13 1:44 P

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Thanks WOUBBIE! You are right that our health requirements are based on each individual. I guess it's all a trial and error until I get a system going and find what works for me. I started probiotics this week so maybe I will start to see a change here soon.

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6/6/13 1:35 P

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Yes, the fiber recommendations are pretty much made up, just like the 8 eight-ounce glasses of water recommendations. They are VERY loose guidelines, but subject to so much variation as to be meaningless.

Water requirements, for instance, will be completely different based on your current weight, the temperature and humidity, the electrolyte balance of your body, whether you're running a fever or not, whether you're losing weight or not and on and on. The real measure of success is when you find that you are no longer thirsty. (Thirst is actually a warning sign of mild dehydration.)

A near-to-zero carb diet requires next-to-no fiber. Add nuts or cheese and you will need fiber. Add too much and you will need over the counter meds, lol!

Sweeteners can give you the opposite problem. So can alcohol, even moderate amounts.

The real guideline is your own body. If your bathroom habits are functioning pretty well then you're getting enough fiber. If you're too far to one extreme or the other then look to your food for a solution first.

And don't discount the idea that your intestinal flora are totally out of whack. If you're not already taking one, a strong probiotic is probably your first best course of action. Give it a few days and see if you notice any positive or negative changes and then adjust your food accordingly.

If you try everything here and are still not as regular as you'd like, then you might need to supplement.

Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 6/6/2013 (13:37)
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6/6/13 1:19 P

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Cheese does it for me too. Just be sure and drink lots of water with the supplement and take as many as you need I have taken up to 5 at a time. Again everyone is different.

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Thanks team! I am going to grab me some avocados and a Fiber supplement. My son used to use the Equate version as well and it seemed to help him a lot.

Some days are great moving and others are slloooow! I am thinking cheese may be the culprit?

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I use a fiber supplement from Walmart, equate brand. It is basically pysillium husk. Flax meal is a very good fiber also that you can add to whatever or make muffin in a minute with it. I think if you don't have problems with things moving and you are eating some veggies I wouldn't worry about it. I need it to keep things moving. I actually also take a generic stool softener to help. See what works for you. Look at lables for fiber counts if you want.

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6/6/13 11:59 A

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I do not believe you need fiber. If you are eating high fat meats, things will all move smoothly.



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Hi Avon -

I have being doing Atkins for about 4 weeks now, and I find myself low on the fiber also. When I use the nutrition tracker and I add some berries, it seems to help with my fiber count.

This team is really informed and helpful - I'm sure you will be getting more replies soon.

I need some tips on fiber also.

Edited by: JLKL1980 at: 6/6/2013 (11:47)
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6/6/13 11:42 A

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Avocado! It's an excellent source of fiber!

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Hello All. Even though I have dabbled in eating low carb, I am very new to the low carb world. I have been eating this way for the past 4 days and not really following any one plan but I noticed on my tracker that I am not getting in enough fiber. Do you have any tip, tricks and ideas for how I can bring up my fiber?

-Jenn
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