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Old 04-19-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Fiber better in the AM or PM?

I'm a strong believer in the benefits of Fiber. My favorite way to get it is a serving of Fiber one cereal sprinkled into a serving of yogurt.

I'm wondering if it's better to take in all the fiber first thing in the morning before you eat anything else, or for it to be the last thing you eat that day.

any opinions?

 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:53 PM   #2
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Re: Fiber better in the AM or PM?

Honestly, I think it makes no difference whatsoever when you eat it. I too like Fiber One sprinkled in yogurt or cottage cheese. Try adding a cut up banana, too! Mmmmm!

 
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:40 PM   #3
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Re: Fiber better in the AM or PM?

i totally agree with you. fibre is great. if you have it at night, it may be better becaus eyou won't be bloated throughout the day. however, fibre during the day is what keeeps you full. therefore, i usually make sure to get about at least 5-10g of fibre/meal, so i can feel satieted longer throughout the day.

 
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Re: Fiber better in the AM or PM?

It doesn;t matter a bit. Fiber, especially SOLUBLE fiber, is good for you no matter when you eat it. If it's part of a meal, you might eat LESS of caloric foods because you fill up easier.

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Old 04-22-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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Re: Fiber better in the AM or PM?

What foods are considered fiber? Green veggies I think?

 
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Re: Fiber better in the AM or PM?

It depends on when you want your BM. Fiber at night = morning BM.

Soluable Fiber Sources Oats and Oat Bran
Dried Beans
Barley
Flax Seed
Oranges
Apples
Carrots
Psyllium Husks

Insoluable Fiber Sources
Whole Wheat Products
Corn Bran
Flax Seed
Green Beans
Cauliflower
Fruit Skins
Vegetable Skins

High Fiber Foods
Beans
Figs
Green Peas
Chick Peas

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