Generally I get enough fibre becaue I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables - 5 to 9 servings a day is usual for me. I cannot eat many of the high fibre foods including Spinach, cabbage, many beans. I eat lots of apples, carrots, celery, onions. I've noticed drinking senna tea has helped my bm's.
There's a good SparkPeople article on Fibre. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_fiber.asp
I posted the following on another forum. Here is is:
SparkPeople Emails - A great one today for everyone. It's one of those hidden dangers to healthy living and weight loss "Diet Danger: High Fructose Corn Syrup" (abbrev HFCS).
'The data suggests that HFCS does not provide the body with a sense of fullness. This may cause an increase in excess calorie intake, leading to weight gain.
HFCS is in most Jams instead of sugar when we used to make our own. 'Today HFCS is found in a variety of foods from soda pop to ketchup, fruit drinks to salad dressings, cereals, breads, flavored yogurt, and sauces.'
This article appears every once in awhile. But I always need reminders. I try and avoid HFCS whenever I can. One of strategies is to use jams with only fruit, sugar, pectin and citric acid.
Have you read the list of ingredients in flavoured yogurts and the number of calories?
I melt a tsp of jam in the mircowave & add it to plain yogurt for flavouring. This reduces a serving of yogurt by 50+ calories. Melted jam thinned with some water makes a great fruit syrup.
This article today just struck a nerve for me and I wanted to pass it along. Hope I don't come across as lecturing. I haven't done well on my weight loss but I am eating healthily. My sweet craving after a meal is what does me in. If any of you have any strategies for it, I'd welcome hearing them.
Another helpful SparkPeople Article - Healthy Protein, Carb and Fat ranges
And Easy Ways to Eat 5 Fruits & Veggies Each Day
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