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Konjac and Garcinia Cambogia 2x/day to feel full and speed up weight loss

I struggled with constant hunger - I mean I felt like I was STARVING all the time. I started taking Konjac Root (Nutrigold) 2x/day (first thing in the morning, and early afternoon) along with Garcinia Cambogia (heard about it on Dr. Oz - not proven to work though) and it has REALLY helped. I also cut way back on gluten, artificial sweeteners and any added sugar, which probably also helped make cravings subside. I lost 50 lbs. in 7 months and feel fantastic.

- Submitted by ELIZADUCK 1/24/2014 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Corn has SURPRISING Benefits!

I LOVE corn! Fresh from the garden and especially on the cob, it is one of my favorite vegetables! But I did not know til reading The Doctors Book of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Magazine that it can help lower cholestrol because it has a soluble fiber that binds with bile{ a cholestrol-type fluid created by our liver} and leaves our bodies as it is undigestible.Also because of the fiber it contains, it seems to help in fighting cancers such as lung cancer and

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 6/6/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Cinnamon -a high fiber way to add flavor to yogurt and smoothies

Just one teaspoon of cinnamon has about 5% of your daily fiber quota - it is a great choice for adding flavor and fiber to your morning yogurt, toast, or smoothie.

- Submitted by SGTPEPPER4191 5/29/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Best Tasting Brand of Stevia Sweetener, IMHO

I've tried quite a few, and my favorite brand is SweetLeaf. It has no aftertaste whatsoever as other brands may have, and as an added benefit it includes inulin, a dietary soluble fiber which is also a prebiotic. Just check the reviews on Amazon. Add SweatLeaf to your iced tea, oats, whatever and you will be loving it!

- Submitted by ARCSPARKS 5/14/2012 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Eat Fiber To Feel Fuller For Longer

I find if I add Fiber in the form of Oatmeal to smoothies and yogurts it will keep me fuller for longer and I am less likely to snack in between meals. It also helps reduce chlorestrol and provides some essential fats.

- Submitted by MISSJUDE 2/21/2012 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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PGX is my best friend!

It doesn't solve every problem, but it certainly makes you feel good. Take this simple (and inexpensive) fiber supplement before each meal, and it will help you to keep portions in check and maintain your blood sugars at a level that don't make you crave those scary in-between meal snacks. Honestly, you will notice a difference almost immediately. I am not one to say that supplements are always the way to go, but this one definitely has some really positive outcomes.

- Submitted by DEEDEE148 2/5/2012 in Product Reviews | 2 Comments
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Iceberg Lettuce, How I Love Thee...

Iceberg lettuce has a bad reputation. Which is a shame! So, here are some reasons why you should invite iceberg back into your healthy eating plan.
1. its inexpensive
2. mostly water (= hydration)
3. mostly fiber (= more fiber!! -wink, wink!)
4. adds bulk to regular salads (i.e. more food!! yay!)
5. neutral taste (you went to the trouble to make your own salad dressing you should at least taste it!) AND
6. memories (lunch box sandwiches! yum!)

- Submitted by LTCARTWRIGHT 12/29/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Brown Rice Works for me!

Every time I have successfully lost weight, part of my strategy was to substitute brown rice for other starches. If my family was having pasta or white rice for dinner, I would microwave some pre-cooked brown rice from a big container that I kept in the fridge. I like brown rice, but if I hadn't pre-cooked it, I probably wouldn't bother to do the quick swap. For me it works with almost any meal: fish, chicken, meatballs. Its great mixed with peas, corn or beans. Its great in soup too! emoticon

- Submitted by FSJR66 12/11/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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The "Add to" Diet Mentality

To bypass the deprivation feeling of 'dieting', my focus is not to focus on how few calories I consume, but rather what healthy foods I 'add to' my diet, as I increase consumption of healthy foods and allowing my body to then start craving those foods that catapult me to healthy living success.

Focus: Increased fiber

Action: Precook long grain brown rice (in a veggie broth made from the pulp of the veggies juiced that day) and store in 4 oz containers.
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- Submitted by JUICENUT 10/14/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Control: Chocolate or Me

I am not a breakfast eater, at least I was'nt, until now. I found a way to control my chocolate cravings and have breakfast without feeling yucky. I went and bought some special K meal bars. Double Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. This gives me my chocolate and vitamins the body needs, especially fiber. They taste great!! emoticon

- Submitted by DAWADDELL 8/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Don't Just Pump Iron... Watch it

If there is one nutrient to watch, make it iron. Non Heme (Non meat) foods that are iron fortified tend to have your fiber count already built in, and eating them with a bit of Vitamin C (eg. Orange Juice, Berries) makes them easily digested.

- Submitted by BLACKROSE_222 7/25/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Fiber

Add fiber to your SP tracker. If you are not getting very much right now, add slowly and build up to at least 25 grams a day for most adults. Of course, check with your doctor first.

Do not try to meet your daily minimum using prepackaged foods with added fiber. They cause terrible gas and bloating!!

- Submitted by GAFFAGIRL1 6/25/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Hummus!

Make a change for the better: Instead of greasy fried chips and dip, switch to baked chips / crackers and hummus! You'll save on fat and calories and add protein to your plan!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 6/18/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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The Other White Flour

I really do not like processed breads and the wheat breads you get at the bakery are always lacking in flavor, texture, etc. So, I started making my own baked goods using white wheat flour.

It costs the same as regular flour but has less calories and 4 grams of fiber per serving. Plus, you cannot tell you used "the other white flour"....

In fact, when I ran out and had to use pastry flour in a batch of scones, my husband asked what I changed in the recipe, hinting it was a bad idea!

Try it!

- Submitted by RENEEOFARRELL 6/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Barbara's High Fiber Original Cereal

I'm loving Barbara's High Fiber Original Cereal! I wanted a change from Kashi's twigs and pellets and Barbara's offers oats, twigs and flakes in a delcious low sodium, low fat, low sugar, high protein and high fiber cereal. It's crunchy, hearty and lightly sweet. I like to eat mine with berries and low fat Kefir. All natural Barbara's is worth a try. Yum!!

- Submitted by IAMSHE-RA 5/9/2011 in Product Reviews | 4 Comments
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Fat Free Salad Dressing Thickening Secret

When I make fat free salad dressing I add a tsp of either Thick & Thin Not Starch, or xanthan gum. This makes a nice thick texture, and the dressing sticks to the salad better. It also adds healthy fiber to my diet.

- Submitted by SINGAGAIN 4/15/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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High-Fiber Snack Bars

When making snack bars like Rice Krispie Treats, substitute Fiber One for the Rice Krispies. The results are crunchy and very tasty.

Rice Krispies have 0 fiber, but Fiber One has 14 gr per serving. One treat (depending on how big you make them) should have about 1/4 to 1/2 serving.

(Don't tell the kids.)

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- Submitted by STORMY724 3/27/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Keeping an Eye on Sodium & Fiber + Eating Raw Veggies was Key!

One of my SparkTeams challenged us to track SODIUM & FIBER a week ago & I saw a -4 lb loss... so I continued watching those numbers.
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The next weigh-in (a few days ago) I saw another -3.2 loss!!!

This is what I've learned to be successful for my stubborn body type:
1. Keep at the low end of my calories most days
2. Eat lots of raw freggies, low carbs
3. Resist processed foods as much as possible
4. Keep sodium & fiber in range
5. Move/exercise - jogging in place while "waiting"

- Submitted by OILPAINTER 3/19/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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If you like pumpkin and want something sweet

I mix 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) with either a teaspoon of sugar or an artificial sweetener, plus spices. It's under 60 calories if you use 1 tsp sugar, counts as a serving of vegetables and has 5 grams of fiber (may depend on the brand).

- Submitted by REDPEPPERS 3/15/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Eat fruit instead of drinking juice

Most of us don't get enough fiber. Eat your fruit instead of drinking juice and you will benefit from the whole nutrition package. Choose fruit instead of a sugary dessert. And watch out for hidden fructose in juices!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 2/14/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Sweet treat with your coffee/tea

I crave something sweet on my break. For a while I was eating a 100-calorie bag of mini-cookies. But I found something better for me. I toast one slice (21 gr.) of Schwebels Smart Light whole wheat bread (35 calories) & top it with 1/2 serving (7 gr.) of Olivio Light (25 calories) & sprinkle it with cinnamon & Splenda (virtually no calories.) I save 40 calories over a tiny bag of cookies. As a bonus my snack contains whole grain, fiber & no sugar. Weigh your bread...(click title for more info)

- Submitted by STORMY724 2/7/2011 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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Skinny Cow Dulce de Leche low fat ice cream

150 calories, 4 g fiber in a single serve 5.8 fl oz container. Such a delicious an satisfying treat A great secret weapon when I am trying to avoid other really bad dessert options.

- Submitted by JJSWBS2 2/5/2011 in Product Reviews | 5 Comments
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One cup of FiberOne cereal meets daily Fiber requirements for SparkPeople!

Need to ensure you're getting 25-35g's of Fiber each day? Make FiberOne Original cereal for breakfast. One cup cereal with a cup of skim milk is 200 calories and 28 grams of Fiber. I add a sprinkle of cinnamon with a pack of blue and pink sweetener. Yummy, filling, and very low calorie.

- Submitted by GBO323 2/5/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Fiber works

fiber really has been a success for me in the past

- Submitted by BCRAWLEY1 12/28/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bars

So tasty! And they have 12g of fiber with only 130 calories. They are all natural and nice and moist.

- Submitted by SLEEPYDEAN 12/8/2010 in Product Reviews | 1 Comment
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