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High Fiber but Low Carb Foods--Do they exist?

Started 1336007950.113 in Health & Fitness | Last reply 1336949307.537 by mima

Hello :)

I'm still following the Jorge Cruise Belly Fat Cure diet & need to add more fiber (because my previous way of eating included a lot of healthy whole grain fiber and it's pretty much a shock to my system to have reduced it so much!). I am eating lots of green leaf salads & veggies but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm also eating the Jorge Skinny Muffins hoping those would help but they haven't.

Is there such a thing as high fiber but low carb foods? Any ideas?

TIA! :)

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Dagna1336023503.37314011 PostsRegistered 2/10/2006

I'm not sure how many carbs you can eat on this diet.

On Atkins, you can subtract the fiber from the total carbs so Fiber One cereal comes out pretty well (I eat it with an Atkins shake rather than milk as the shake has only 2 carbs.)

Weight Watchers doesn't even count Fiber One as points due to the high fiber.



bunnypink1336047471.691467 PostsRegistered 4/14/2008

Thanks, Lyris! I used to eat Fiber One original cereal a lot before I started Belly Fat Cure. I'm hoping someone here will know if it's allowed and/or if you subtract fiber from carbs on BFC. Thanks again!

Harpa1336048777.367673 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

The fiber rich foods also contains the complex carbohydrates. These are supposed to be good for you, which also is a source for energy. I'm not sure that you can separate the two...? Just research fiber-rich foods; even vegetables contain complex carbs.

The only other thing I can think of is a fiber supplement...?

And then, make sure you are doing something physical, like walking, so that your body actually uses the energy from your food. Every time I go for my walk (usually daily) I think to myself that I am revving my metabolism.

violann1336051609.8112709 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
I thought fiber was supposed to more or less cancel the impact of carbs, no?




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oceantown1336059838.1778705 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Hi, bunny,

Yes, the ground flax seed is good for fiber.

I know you mentioned you have green leaf salad & veggies, and that is good too. I have baby spinach salad with added broccoli & cauliflower.

Nuts have fiber.

Avocado has good fiber too. I was kind of surprised to find that out when searching for the nutritional info on avocado on calorieking.com.

Calorieking is a great place to find out how much fiber is in food, along with the other nutritional info.

If you want to have cereal, I would suggest steel cut oats. If you would like me to post the instructions I use to pre-cook 4 servings for easy re-heating, just let me know. If I have oatmeal, I add 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed to up the fiber even more.

I do not recommend fiber one cereal, I believe it has artificial sweeteners.

oceantown1336060907.2938705 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I just remembered another thing to mention.

Hot lemon water is something you may want to add to your food plan. I have two (10 oz) mugs of hot lemon water just about every morning.

If you do a search on 'health benefits of hot lemon water', you will see that it has many benefits, and one of them is digestive health. It can help with constipation.

http://www.ehow.com/list_6385874_benefits-hot-lemon-water.html

http://www.lifemojo.com/lifestyle/top-10-health-benefits-of-lemon-water-1422542

I add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 10 oz hot water.

You might want to give this a try.

bunnypink1336083967.591467 PostsRegistered 4/14/2008

Thanks everyone for the replies!

Yes, eating a lot of salad & veggies, flax seeds/nuts, etc. The cereal I eat us Uncle Sam original but maybe the steel cut oats is better? I'm going to try the lemon water.

I do also get plenty of exercise. I guess my body just needs to adjust to this?

Thanks again! :)

Harpa1336151437.6377673 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

bunnypink, you might want to double check on the nuts....though these are really good for you, they can also possibly prevent you from the loss you want. The best nut to eat is almonds, because they are also high in fiber. But the others.... Just throwing out a caution that this might be what's hold you back.

oceantown1336153508.5978705 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 5/4/2012 Harpa said:

bunnypink, you might want to double check on the nuts....though these are really good for you, they can also possibly prevent you from the loss you want. The best nut to eat is almonds, because they are also high in fiber. But the others.... Just throwing out a caution that this might be what's hold you back.


Good point.

I always measure the nuts too. When I have Greek Plain yogurt, I use a coffee scoop (2 tablespoons) and use a level scoop of almonds on the yogurt. I also add a level scoop of ground flax seed meal to the yogurt.

Yes, a person can certainly over-do on the nuts, and some are better than others.

Helen Bach1336675298.7972623 PostsRegistered 10/20/2009

QUINOA yum

Mmsfoxxie1336701629.4935483 PostsRegistered 6/19/2010
On 5/10/2012 Helen Bach said:

QUINOA yum

Helen..how do you cook your quinoa? I bought some about a month ago but afraid to try any recipes. It's cooked like rice, correct?

oceantown1336707256.1138705 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 5/10/2012 Helen Bach said:

QUINOA yum


According to calorieking.com, 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 39.4 grams carbs, and 5.2 grams fiber. I would not call it low carb.

straykatz1336756166.8938859 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

Have any of you tried Miracle Noodles or Shirataki Noodles?

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Brinklii1336761128.34710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Fiber is a carbohydrate, so where fiber is higher, carbs are also.

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CA annie1336763564.9273769 PostsRegistered 1/25/2007Sunny CA
On 5/11/2012 straykatz said:

Have any of you tried Miracle Noodles or Shirataki Noodles?

I have tried Miracle Noodles and absolutely detest them!

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Troop_Angel1336766075.5235424 PostsRegistered 4/22/2006

I saw some of you mention flaxseed and cereal. I just discovered a natural food website called Bob's Red Mill Natural Food. It's flaxseed was mentioned in a magazine I was reading the other day. I liked the website and reviews, so I ordered a couple bags of the flaxseed and oats. The oats make delicious oatmeal, and I sprinkle a tablespoon of the flax on it. A lot of his items come in organic variety too; I got the organic flax and oats.


Madisson1336767274.6132250 PostsRegistered 10/13/2011SoCal

Troop_Angel,

You can purchase Bob's Red Mill flaxseed at Wal-Mart in the gluten-free section. I buy the ground flaxseed and make those Jorge Cruise muffins - work great!

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Troop_Angel1336776466.1375424 PostsRegistered 4/22/2006
On 5/11/2012 Madisson said:

Troop_Angel,

You can purchase Bob's Red Mill flaxseed at Wal-Mart in the gluten-free section. I buy the ground flaxseed and make those Jorge Cruise muffins - work great!

Thanks for the info. According to his web site, a couple of grocery stores not too far from me carry his items too. Don't know how much. I'll have to check them out and my Wal-Mart. His different kinds of flax and oatmeal sounded good, and I wasn't sure if these stores carried what I wanted.


mima1336949307.53714515 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I'm not sure what you call lowcarb. There are bars called Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars. They are pretty darned good. I've bought a couple different flavors at Walmart. The nutrition on the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate flavor is:

Calories-190

Fat-12 gr.

Saturated fat-3.5 (might be bad)

Cholesterol-0

Sodium-170

Carbs-14

Fiber-5

Sugars-6

Protein-10

If you subtract fiber form carbs, it leaves you with 9. I don't know if you consider that hight or not. My Daughter does low carb for maintenance and she eats these bars.

DH is diabetic and he eats them too. Not sure if they are ok for him or not, but he chooses things way worse than these bars so I'm not going to tell him not to eat them.

Mima

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