View Full Version : Fiber Galore!!!
08-21-2008, 01:56 PM
I used to be on a diet plan that required the tracking of daily fiber. I came accross one of my diet logs yesterday, so for the fun of it, I tracked the fiber I ate. It was a whopping 41.5 grams!:D The funny thing is that I didn't really eat that much yesterday. Raw food is definately good for the fiber. This is very good news for me since the doctor told me to eat more fiber.
08-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Ooh baby, your colon must be as clean as a whistle! I just saw Dr. Oz on Oprah telling people to get 25 grams of fiber a day, so you're doing awesome :D
08-21-2008, 05:29 PM
Is too much fibre a problem? I tracked yesterday's food on fitday, and I ate 1800 calories and a whopping 62 grams of fibre. After doing some net searching, I've found a lot of articles stating that too much fibre (most articles defined that as more than 40 grams/day) can affect the absorption of minerals and vitamins.
08-23-2008, 05:42 AM
I'm skeptical that it would affect the absorption....as I have also heard the opposite, one of the downsides to eating 6 small meals a day is that there is not enough intestinal pressure to absorb the nutrients...in comparison to a big meal, which would create the same pressure as a high fibre diet.
08-24-2008, 12:26 PM
I read lots on the subject in general, but I agree with Dr. Gabriel Cousens that ultimately I have to be my own scientist and how I feel is the real judge of what's truly working and what is really healthy for me. The more fiber I eat, the better I feel, but with the RV diet, it's not something I need to focus on, huh.
08-24-2008, 02:07 PM
How do you track your fiber content? What is the website you used??
08-25-2008, 10:33 AM
I used the fiber 35 diet website. I also used the label information on some thinks. I had a raw bar that listed the fiber content (14 grams!!!)
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