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vikkivma 02-21-2013 11:17 AM

Flax and Weight Gain?
I'm a little worried about working flax into my diet, because although the net carbs are very low, there are still a LOT of carbs in it. Has anyone experienced weight gain or a weight stall with flax?

lterry913 02-22-2013 07:07 AM

I din't eat much of it...maybe a tbs in a muffin a few times a week...never had a problem with it stalling me in that amount.

cfine 02-22-2013 05:45 PM

Flax meal shouldn't have carbs in it. It's all fiber.

Punkin 02-24-2013 03:49 AM

Flax only has fiber in it the rest is fat. Flax is also good because it contains omega 3s. I use flaxmeal instead of bread crumbs for breading and it turns out great. Its also a great way to bump up the fat in the meat. Also you can use it in place of flour for some simple baking products.

ridethewave 03-02-2013 05:17 PM

I did eat a flaxseed porridge using 1/4 cup, mixed with an egg, water and spenda. I had it a couple days a week and did notice that it did cause me to stall. It was a great alternative to breakfast for me, but perhaps only have it once a week. It's been sitting in my refrig just waiting for me to have it.

Scarlet_Belle 03-06-2013 12:59 AM

1 minute muffin! Mmmmm! They are so easy and quick to make.


avid 03-10-2013 06:09 AM

I use flax daily.
I sprinkle about a tablespoon each on my breakfast and lunch.
I actually did it for reasons of regularity, for which it is helpful,
but I've grown to enjoy the taste and texture. It's a nutty sort of
taste and it adds a little rough texture to the meal...
I love it, and do not notice any weight issues with it at all.

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