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Old December 15th, 2007, 12:12 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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I inadvertantly discovered something when I was dieting. Although I
managed to lose down to a very slim and trim 136 pounds which is right
where I should be, but I learned how to control hunger. The secret?
Fiber. Fiber has to be eased in to though. You can't comfortably start
eating 500% of the minimum recommended fiber without suffering
bloating, etc. But you can build up to it very easily.

The advantage of fiber is very simple: It is filling, yet has NO
calories. In fact, that is the definition of fiber. It cannot be
digested by humans. Even though a deer or a cow would find calories in
certain human dietary fiber, we cannot, so it is free food in that
regard. Almost all foods that are high fiber are also low calorie.
Green beans are loaded with fiber...25% of your daily minimum in one
can, and only 70 calories. The calories come from the protein and
carbs. Oh yes, one point. When you buy metamucil or other fibers in a
drugstore or supermarket, there are calories listed. Why? Well, it
isn't pure fiber. There are sweetners, carbs, protein and fat along
for the ride....but when a label lists fiber, those grams of product
have 0 calories.

Besides high fiber, it also helps a lot to drink lots of water. Tea,
diet soda, etc. work as well, but the caffeine might be a problem.

I presently eat about 500% of the daily recommended min. fiber
recommendation and I simply do not get hungry.

Here is a short list of high-fiber foods...some plain, some processed,
but all very high fiber (for the calories). Lots of vegetables like
celery do not seem to be high-fiber, until you determine the fiber as
a percentage of calories. Then celery jumps way up. You get most of
the fiber from whole grains like puffed wheat, oatmeal, and products
like Fiber One (original) where a half cup has 57% of the min. fiber
recommendation and only 60 calories. All vegetables are good, but
broccoli and cauliflower are very good and green beans are the most
concentrated fiber (for the calories). Basically you can eat like a
gorilla if you eat those low cal, high fiber veggies, but you will
stay as slim and trim as a mink. Every dieter should consider this
option, unless you are satisfied eating very small amounts of high-
fat, high calorie foods, and still manage to ward off the hunger and
constipation that would likely result. dkw
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Old December 15th, 2007, 04:45 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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I inadvertantly discovered something when I was dieting. Although I
managed to lose down to a very slim and trim 136 pounds which is right
where I should be, but I learned how to control hunger. The secret?
Fiber. Fiber has to be eased in to though. You can't comfortably start
eating 500% of the minimum recommended fiber without suffering
bloating, etc. But you can build up to it very easily.


For breakfast I often have a serving of Wheatena hot cereal and I add 1/3 -
1/2 cup of wheat bran to it. The wheat bran adds loads of fiber and very
few calories but it really bulks up the cereal. You end up with a massive
bowl of the stuff. I add fruit (fresh as much as possible but sometimes I'm
out and used dried), Equal, unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze milk and
cinnamon. It's very filling and yes, it will keep you regular!

--
Liz


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Old December 15th, 2007, 04:48 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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Thanks for this very informative post! I use psyillium husks. Put one
table spoon of pysillium (7g) in 1 cup of water and drink another cup
of water right after. If you do that three times a day, you get 21g of
fiber plus 1.5 liter of water.

I forgot about green beans until you wrote about them! They were very
useful to my diet a few years ago. Even though I was using those in
cans which are inferior in quality than the raw ones, they were very
helpful because they kept me fuller. I'm going to the supermarket this
morning to buy lots of them! I'll get brocoli too!
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Old December 15th, 2007, 06:47 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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I just checked a psyllium container. It says 3.1g of fibers per
tablespoon. I was off by 3.9... But it's ok as it fills me up for zero
calories.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 07:53 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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On Dec 14, 8:45 pm, "Elizabeth Blake"
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I inadvertantly discovered something when I was dieting. Although I
managed to lose down to a very slim and trim 136 pounds which is right
where I should be, but I learned how to control hunger. The secret?
Fiber. Fiber has to be eased in to though. You can't comfortably start
eating 500% of the minimum recommended fiber without suffering
bloating, etc. But you can build up to it very easily.


For breakfast I often have a serving of Wheatena hot cereal and I add 1/3 -
1/2 cup of wheat bran to it. The wheat bran adds loads of fiber and very
few calories but it really bulks up the cereal. You end up with a massive
bowl of the stuff. I add fruit (fresh as much as possible but sometimes I'm
out and used dried), Equal, unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze milk and
cinnamon. It's very filling and yes, it will keep you regular!

--
Liz


Sounds great. I see the bran at the supermarket, but never used it. My
cereal has lots of bran already in it though....corn and wheat bran
mostly. I add blueberries and cranberries to a lot of my cereal. Both
are high fiber and low cal as well, with cranberries only 45 cal per
cup. I use frozen and can add an entire cup right away to oatmeal
right out of the microwave, stir, add 4-5 Equal and eat it without
waiting. The frozen fruit cools the oatmeal and the hot oatmeal thaws
the berries so everything is just right. dkw Oh, yes, another treats I
add to other food...usually green beans is water chestnuts or
mushrooms. Both are very low cal and high fiber and you can eat a huge
bowlful for 100 calories. I heat up the greenbeans and mushrooms and
add a little Smuckers sugar-free syrup to the top. It's pretty filling
and tastes good. dkw
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:05 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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I just checked a psyllium container. It says 3.1g of fibers per
tablespoon. I was off by 3.9... But it's ok as it fills me up for zero
calories.


I keep seeing and reading good things about psyllium husk and I
already eat some already in my cereal, but I think I'll buy both bran
and psyllium and give it a try. Thanks.

As you know there is an on-going discussion on what allows a person to
feel full. Obviously, there is a huge psychological component to this
as some people are never full and others seem to eat like birds, and
claim they are stuffed. We with weight problems do not fit into the
latter group. Some say fat, some say carbs, many seem to say protein
is what curbs appetite, so I also eat 6 egg whites a day. They only
have 150 calories. Actually I make a kind of meringue that turns out
more like big marshmallows using Splenda. Of course you could make an
omelet with spray oil and add onions, curry, or whatever tickled your
fancy and that's pretty good too. It does give lots of protein and
seems to help keep me full. No fiber in egg whites of course. I feed 4
egg yolks a day to my border collie mixed in with her dry commercial
dog food. She has a beautiful coat and lots of energy. I hate to waste
food so this seems to work out. You can buy plain egg whites in the
supermarket too, but they are ultrapasturized and taste a little tough
and funny plus don't whip up as nicely. dkw
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:34 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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You seem very creative with foods.

You mentionned mushrooms. I've "discovered" them last week. No need to
cook them, just need to wash them and they're ready to eat. Just a few
of them fill me up nicely for at least an hour.

As I'm writing this, I'm eating the green beans I've just bought -
after reading your initial post- at the supermarket I cooked 200g of
them. I steamed them and did not throw out the remaining water as it
certainly contains vitamines and minerals. I drank it instead.

This is the best website that I know of on nutriutional content of
foods. You can find out what minerals and vitamines foods contain and
what food contains the most of any mineral or vitamine.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...trient&dbid=59
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Old December 15th, 2007, 09:06 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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On 14 déc, 20:12, " wrote:

Dkw, you are very helpful. Do you have a blog or a website on weight
management?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 10:51 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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On Dec 15, 1:06 pm, "
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On 14 déc, 20:12, " wrote:

Dkw, you are very helpful. Do you have a blog or a website on weight
management?


No, I just had a weight problem for many years, and the yoyo dieted my
way from 250 down to 150 a bunch of times before I finally figured out
what works for me. I like food so much, that I just had to figure out
a way to eat a lot of food, and yet stay healthy, and this is what
I've come up with so far. I'm convinced that there are lots of
successful ways to diet, as long as one counts calories.

I'm dictating this using my new vista voice recognition software. It
seems to do pretty well, but I haven't learned all the proper commands
yet. Eight, wait a minute. Now I won't be able to eat and
communicate at the same time though. Just the second all get a cell
respect and see what that does to my words... OK I'm back here goes,
actually I weighed 230 pounds less than three years goal, and I've
weighed 130 6 pounds for about 2 1/2 years, and since I've given away
all my fat close, I guess I'll just have to stay here it 136. Not
bad! I guess I can eat and talk of the same time. Dkw
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Old December 15th, 2007, 11:49 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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You wrote: "I like food so much, that I just had to figure out a way
to eat a lot of food, and yet stay healthy,"

EXACTLY my situation! I'm obsessed with food. I would eat pizza, KFC,
cookies, bagels, cakes all day every day. If you told me I have only a
month to live, I would pig out all day.

I've started buying large quantities of vegetables. I have to find a
way to eat all that. I've just finished another big salad with red
leaf, cucumber, one tomatoe, dried parsley, onion, black pepper and
salt. Very low calorie meal and very water-dense, with lots of
vitamines and minerals. After that, I steamed brocoli. Later on, I'll
cook a steak.

I'm very happy to hear about your success. Do you take any supplements
like vitamins or minerals? Do you think having minerals off multi-
vitamins has the same effect as having minerals off food?
 




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