I need to increase my fiber intake.
What do you all eat to get your fiber for the day?
Whole wheat bread/pasta, fruits/veggies, oats.
I start my day off with half an avocado (4g fiber) and occasionally a FlatOut Foldit with Flax that has 7g of fiber.
Part of my lunch is vegetable (carrots, tomatoes, celery, green beans) barley soup with lentils in it for 12g of fiber.
Apple for a snack (4g fiber) with peanut butter (1g fiber).
Dinner usually consists of 1/2-3/4 of my plate filled with veggies. Kale, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, etc.
That puts me at 35+ grams of fiber a day.
I mostly get it from Kashi GoLean, apples, carrots, and other fruit and veg.
They also sell bread with added fiber that I sometimes buy- many brands make it.
I'm never low on fiber - loads of fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, lentils and nuts. :)
After that I make sure to eat whole grains, fruits and begetables and I end up with 30-40 gms of fiber a day
Spaghetti Squash & Butternut Squash are my carbohydrate sources... as well as spinach, green beans & sea vegetables! (of course other veggies come in and out depending on the day and availability!)
- high fiber cereal (processed, but i love it haha)
- avocado (actually has a LOT of fiber)
- canned pumpkin
- berries :)
Why do you feel you need more fiber? When I was loging all my foods here I always had a hard time getting to 100% of my RDA of fiber, even eating 4 servings of whole grain bread a day.
I just read the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis that came out last fall. It is on the New York Times best seller list. Three weeks ago I started on the diet in his book (no wheat products) and have lost 10 lbs without exercise which is more then I have lost in a long time. By cutting them out I now have NO cravings as I use to for food, as the wheat in bread believe it or not has a rating of 75 on the glycemic index. A Snickers bar is 55! I don't plan on never eating wheat products again, but for now I am enjoying the effortless weight loss and not having to count calories.
Apples Apples Apples! Just try and eat at least 2 to 3 apples per day. Also I eat a lot of beans, they are full of fiber. Apples have around 4-5 grams depending on the size and 1 cup of bean is around 10-16 depending on the bean.
Quick oats, baby carrots, fiber plus granola bars, whole grain (not enriched wheat) breads.
Raspberries! They're delicious and contain about 8 grams per cup.
- apples..sometimes i go through these phases where i eat like 5 a day ahah
- whole wheat products
- pinto beans
- cherries and blueberries
- and bran flakes:)!
If you are like me there are a lot of "good for you foods" that i just cant stomach. I have found anything Kashi is a great source of many nutrients and vitamins. Normally I will start my day with a small bowel of kashi go lean cereal, but its hard to swallow so I mix in a lot of fresh berries. I love the kashi TLC granola bars and the kashi version of the nutragrain bar. Kashi can be a bit pricey when compaired to other brands but that goes with anything good for you. I also saw Kashi makes frozen dinners, something I am interested in trying out. maybe they will become a substitute for my healthy choice frozen lunches!
I love sweet potatoes, sliced baked in a spot of olive oil and Cinnamon. or another wonderful fiber is shredded wheat with dried cranberries and skim milk. enjoy!
I wrote a post about this a few weeks ago:
I always try and focus a lot on fiber during my breakfasts, and I make sure I get my daily servings of fruits veggies, and I'm always around 30g each day. (I also like to snack on a fiber1 bar after lunches...sue me;) )