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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Exampes of food with low fiber and carbohydrate with moderate index glicemic?

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by 583 · about 14 hours ago

Fully embracing the paleo diet, every time I come across this sort of study or article I get a heavy, worried feeling like "what if we're all off our rockers" lol... Whole grains seem to have a lot going for... (more)

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AlmostFullyPaleo 0 · July 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Like the other posters said, whole grains are just a certain type of fiber. You can get fiber from more healthful, paleo sources like potatoes, yams, and other starchy tubers (I eat white sushi rice as well and love it). If you stick to paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I'm currently trying to heal my gut issues, including SIBO, dysbiosis, gut inflammation and slow-transit constipation. I am following an SCD/GAPS diet, but I can't find any carbohydrate sources that I tolerate. Fiber makes my symptoms... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Have you tried the starchy tuber Yucca? It's like the most benign carb source I've ever found. Speaking of tubers, I bet parsnip is a pretty mellow carb source, too. I'll also echo others here saying that if you mix carbs with fat and probably... (more)

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by 5 · September 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Some websites will say a certain veggie/fruit/nut has soluble fiber, some say it's insoluble fiber. Can you help me find sources of soluble fiber?? I'm trying to slow down digestion and have less soft stools. All I know for sure is sweet... (more)

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samc 0 · April 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables,... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Green fibers such as Brocolli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts. Are they inflammatory to the gut? I've read this a few times but it seems incorrect to me. I'm currently on a paleo gut-healing diet and I eat a lot of this stuff, it makes me feel great.... (more)

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zazielascaux 0 · July 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I find insoluble fibre is really inflammatory. Soluble fibre is fine.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I am working my way toward going VLC (35-40g), or at least cycling in days of being VLC with moderate-to-low carb days. For those of you that track macros/cals, do you count the carbs that come from fiber into your total daily carb intake? Or do... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

From what i've read a small number of VLCers weight loss stalls when they add in fibrous veggies after a period of none, although that's all anecdotal stuff I've heard here & there, god knows what they were actually eating. I think if... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

So, I've been moderately paleo for roughly 3-4 months now. Overall, I stick to a routine food regimen (mainly organic). I eat a lot of eggs. A lot. Sometimes for breakfast I'll eat buckwheat cereal with apples in coconut milk. This morning I... (more)

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tricci 0 · January 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Find some slow cooker and casserole recipes that look good to you. Take an afternoon once a week and prep what you'll need for your slow cooker meals and make a couple of casseroles that day as well. Make enough food that you can eat for the... (more)

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by 583 · about 14 hours ago

I'm doing much better now while limiting my fiber intake. It's weird - fiber binds me up apparently. I try to keep it well below 30 grams, usually under 20 if I can but that's hard. The problem is that I'm also limiting my leafy greens - a major... (more)

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daz 0 · December 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

you probably use this tool already, but just in case... you can use the nutrient-search-tool-here to define particular nutrient searches, ie. highest and lowest in certain 'things' such as fiber, potassium, folate in any combination you... (more)

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by 583 · September 29, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 300 · about 14 hours ago

A few years back when first reading Why We Get Fat, I read a paragraph that questioned the fibre hypothesis, but since I was overwhelmed all the other revelations I had put that insight on the back-burner until now. Considering this article about... (more)

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madball 0 · June 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I found this recently http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/2545640 - Which finds benefits to weight-control for a fiber supplement in a random, placebo controlled clinical trial. Then, there's the DART study which finds little to no benefits of a... (more)

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by 10994 · about 14 hours ago

Do you buy into the hype that people like Robert Lustig preach where they say that many modern diseases are caused by fiberless carbs, like sugar and specifically the fructose in sugar? I've seen a study by him where he has some kids on a... (more)

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CD 0 · August 02, 2013 at 2:31 AM

I put fiber in the same category as carbohydrates. Important, but not necessary. I am a bit confused as to how that correlates with necessitating beans. If you like beans, go for it. But you can get plenty of fiber from paleo" sources -- ... (more)

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by 40 · September 29, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Does anyone have any good recipes for Paleo fiber bars or suggestions regarding pre-made store-bought fiber bars? I will be going abroad shortly to volunteer for three weeks, and people who have done similar trips have recommended stocking up on... (more)

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RayBones 0 · June 17, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Honestly, I would recommend picking up a box or two of "Quest Bars" as well as a simple fiber supplement. Psyllium husk or something like that. A powdered greens drink might be useful as well. Though they're not high in fiber, typically (they do... (more)

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by 10994 · about 14 hours ago

Age (years)...... Average daily calories.............. Fiber intake (grams) Children 1-3 ......................... 1,404.................................. 19 4-8.......................... 1,789.................................. 25 Boys... (more)

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Nvor 0 · June 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

NOPE. Even adjusting for my current hypocaloric intake I don't. This is in stark contrast to the way I use to, unconsciously, eat (lots of whole grain everything, baguettes, raw salads, etc.). My results are: Low Fiber: I am not daily. I am... (more)

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by 327 · September 25, 2014 at 4:00 AM

questions in the title, seems like when i eat any sort of leafy green vegetable it tears up my insides and i end up having blood in stool. Fruits don't give me this issue, any suggestions? I've tried bone broth for a while, it heals it up, but as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

First, as people have mentioned seeing blood when you have a bowel movement is a concern. However, would you describe it as a) blood in stool - it's in there, and stool is redder/darker, b) blood in bowl, or c) blood on the stool? The first (a)... (more)

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by 589 · about 14 hours ago

I have come to the realization my body does not like fiber and/or starch. Yesterday I ate some spaghetti squash and celery root-- my stomach was so bloated and I was in such pain for the entire day. I have tried digestive enzymes and HCL nothing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Sounds like you are FODMAPS-intolerant. It's trial & error to find out what YOU tolerate, but here's a link that may help: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html (more)

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by 0 · September 27, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Have you ever read "FIBER MENACE" by Konstantin Monastirsky? I haven't but in a few words he says that every type of fiber is bad for us and causes constipation, ibs and cancer. He recommends eating VERY SMALL amounts of fiber (only from... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 07, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I have actually heard of this guy. There are a few problems with it. Firstly, during our evolution, fiber was largely unavoidable except for those few groups on the very margins of inhabitable land. I've mentioned it before, but Marlowe describes... (more)

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

I track using myfitnesspal.com. I just started Paleo 6 days ago and I feel great. Down 4 pounds already! And this big Baker's Cyst on my knee that I've had for a couple years has shrunk by at least half. Wasn't expecting that. very happy. Anyway, ... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Fiber is included in carbohydrates, and is generally not something paleo-rs track. Usually, people are well aware if things are moving smoothly through them. For those with IBS type issues, the kind of fiber becomes important, but that's not... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

So I've been paleo for over a year now, and one of the biggest concerns I've noticed from new paleo-ers is that they can't get enough fiber. I've got the direct opposite issue; too much, way too much. Loose stool all day every day. I don't feel... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Fiber includes: insoluble fiber / 'roughage' soluable fiber resistant starch Eat less of #1, which can cause very loose stools, as well as be the most traumatic type of fiber for those with IBS, colitis, crohn's, etc. #1 includes the bulk of... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all, This is my 2nd day paleo and I'm trying to get my ratios right. I've done an incredible amount of reading the last two days on this topic but need advice! I'm 5'8", roughly 140lbs. Today I did 42/38/18 protein/fat/carbs, 1800 cals. My... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Are you coming from a standard american diet with a high ratio of carbohydrates? If so then that grumble is actually likely to be hunger... Sounds like you are going through the same thing I did where at the start of your paleo conversion you just... (more)

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by 78407 · about 14 hours ago

ive been pale since monday after years of junk food dieting. since then ive had no bowel movements, and im starting to have abdominal pains. this has happened before, and clears right up when i go back to junk food. my diet is about a pound of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM

600 mg Magnesium citrate before bed should do it.

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by 3521 · about 14 hours ago

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Couple of things: From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break? Hows your Vitamin A intake? I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and... (more)

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by 70 · September 29, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Does anyone know if bread made from flaxseed meal (less than 1 carb a piece) helps with cholesterol? The recipe called for 5 eggs and 2 cups flaxseed meal. Made 12 pieces. 5 grams fiber and 6 grams protein a slice. About food.com. It was great. (more)

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Sam_25 0 · March 06, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yes flax-seed in any form will lower you cholesterol My wife has been on a flax-seed added diet for about a year,She ads it to a pancake mix and other foods her numbers went from 251 to last weeks reading of 196 She does eat old style cooked... (more)

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by 3742 · about 14 hours ago

My wife and mother keep telling my kids not to eat more fruit so they don't get loose stools. I don't see how that could be the case, though, as soluble fiber turns into gel when absorbing water and insoluble is already very solid. Are they... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 09, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Too much fruit CAN give children loose stools but I doubt the amount your kids were eating would do that. It's more common in tropical zones when meat and starches are scarce or in Kid's drinking excessive amounts of juice. It's mostly because... (more)

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by 1173 · about 14 hours ago

can the protein consumed from gelatin be converted into glucose? or is it glycine an amino acid that will go to work on the body? what about fiber? insoluble I would assume cannot become glucose, but what about soluble? can soluble fiber become... (more)

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CD 0 · October 03, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Via gluconeogenesis, the body can make glucose from glycerol, lactate, alanine, pyruvate, and glucogenic amino acids. We process all fiber (either through fermentation or excretion) faster than the BA that would be necessary for GNG. So I would... (more)

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by 85 · September 28, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Hello! I'm a lifelong fattie- my adult life I have spent between 220 and 230 lbs, at 5'8". I have struggled with depression since I was nine, and my last year in high school I gained 100 lb over nine months- I graduated in 2002 at 295 lbs. I... (more)

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WayfinderAli 0 · September 28, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Congrats on your bravery for facing your problems! Depression can be crippling. I struggle with anxiety/depression/procrastination and I found a book that is unbelievable helpful for all of those things. It's called Feeling Good- The New Mood... (more)