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Old 11-04-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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Getting Fiber

Hi everyone,

I posted this in another forum but it's probably more appropriate here.

I get around 18g of Fiber a day from a fiber breakfast. I will be traveling soon and can't take my fiber breakfast with me obviously. I don't want to have to take many, many pills of metamucil to get this amount while I am traveling. Is there some really good fiber source -- a big pill or something -- that would give me a lot of fiber in a small dosage/without much work?

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Old 11-04-2004, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: Getting Fiber

I don't know about pills but I saw a commercial this morning for some sort of "All Bran" bars. So you can take your fiber on the go with you.

Old 11-04-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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Re: Getting Fiber

you could use that metamucil powder that you mix in with water...

Old 11-05-2004, 08:08 AM   #4
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Re: Getting Fiber


You can make sure that at 2 meals of your day you have legumes. It's a rare restaurant that doesn't offer a bean, pea or lentil soup.

Old 11-06-2004, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: Getting Fiber

Eat oatmeal for breakfast - you can get this in most restaurants and hotels. 1 cup has 4 grams of fiber.

Another tip - pack a box of triscuit crackers in your suitcase - and carry some with you in a ziplock during the day. I think 7 crackers has 3 grams of fiber.

You can also bring some roasted soy nuts - 1/4 cup serving has 3 grams of fiber.

Eat an apple every day - 4 grams of fiber (eat the skin too).

Always get a baked potato with your dinner - an average size potato has 6 grams of fiber if you eat the skin.

This all adds up to 20 grams, not to mention any beans, veggies, and bread you may have with your meals.

Old 11-06-2004, 04:56 AM   #6
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Re: Getting Fiber

Oh, I forgot to mention... skip the OTC pills and powders. Get your fiber from food. Much better!

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