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Old 06-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #31
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does anyone have the recipe for the flax muffins?
Funny, just posted it for someone else a bit ago and still had it saved to paste!

Serving Size: 1

1/4 cup flax meal (I ground up 1/4 cup of whole flax seeds in a coffee grinder)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 packet splenda packet
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1 teaspoon butter (I didn't melt mine before hand and it seemed to work just fine)

Put the dry ingredients in a coffee mug.

Stir.

Then add the egg and the butter. Mix.

Microwave 1 minute (or more). Take out. slice, butter, eat.

Cream cheese would go nicely, too.

The shape of this can be changed by making it in a bowl.

It can be "toasted" once it's cooked.

The cinnamon can be replaced. I would imagine that any sugar free syrup could be added.

Per serving: 235 Calories; 18g Fat (63% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 11.1g Carbohydrate; 8.8mg fiber (net carbs 2.3) 223mg Cholesterol; 284mg Sodium
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #32
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Personally, I've found that large quantities of fiber can easily constipate me -- or at least do not affect my regularity as dramatically as people say they should.

I prefer to take a probiotics capsule every day (8 billion live little beasties in there!), which has lots of health benefits. For me, one of them is regularity. Seems to get things working properly down there.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:42 PM   #33
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Personally, I've found that large quantities of fiber can easily constipate me -- or at least do not affect my regularity as dramatically as people say they should.

I prefer to take a probiotics capsule every day (8 billion live little beasties in there!), which has lots of health benefits. For me, one of them is regularity. Seems to get things working properly down there.

Love my probiotics- Pearl brand. I recommend everyone takes them for so many reasons! Make sure you get one that gets deep into the "gut" and doesn't totally dissolve before it gets there, from what I've read.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:12 PM   #34
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Yes, I did see the Dr Oz pgm this week where he said to have a teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day. I have the jar of Metamucil beside me and it does say an adult can take a level teaspoon 3 times a day to help settle down elimination processes.
The Dr Oz pgm demonstrated how when a cupful of liquid fat is added to a large container of Metamucil and water (which looks like poison jelly fish vomit) it surrounds the fat and according to Dr Oz prevents the fat from settling in the stomach and later being turned into stored fat. So the Metamucil helps you to lose weight because if helps prevent excess fat from being accumulated in the body.


If metamucil stuck to carbs and kept them from "settling" in the stomach and turning to fat, I'd use it everyday.

I have some metamucil, but my bowels are happy so I never have a reason to use it.

So Oz is saying Metamucil is stronger than Bile? Cause, Y'know, Bile is pretty strong caustic stuff, the metamucil would have to completely surround the fat molecule to keep the bile from dissolving the fat into the smaller particles capable of being moved about the body. So , Dang Metamucil must be the pretty darn strong product to completely bind fat from being absorbed anywhere along the small intestines.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #35
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I have tummy issues...but not with C, but D. I do add 2 teaspoons of Benefiber to my water twice a day and it keeps me from sitting on the potty all day. But LC is helping to calm my intestinal issues too so I might stop adding the stuff to my water eventually.

I tried Metamucil when my GI suggested it a few months ago when my tummy issues got really bad. YUCK. The nasty stuff made me 10 times worse.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #36
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The Dr Oz pgm demonstrated how when a cupful of liquid fat is added to a large container of Metamucil and water (which looks like poison jelly fish vomit) it surrounds the fat and according to Dr Oz prevents the fat from settling in the stomach and later being turned into stored fat. So the Metamucil helps you to lose weight because if helps prevent excess fat from being accumulated in the body.
Thank you for explaining his reasoning. After the effort I make to eat high-fat, that's the last thing I'd want! Since I've kept my calories >70% fat, I've never had a problem that would make me look for a laxative. My first thought when I read the top of the thread was, how long did it take for the first Metamucil ad to appear?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:36 AM   #37
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I was searching Google for the possible reasons why I have been having terrible gas ever since I changed my diet and started fiber supplements by using Metamucil. Sure enough, it is a pretty common problem, yet if you go to Metamucil’s web site, they suggest that there product does not cause any more gas than most other sources of fiber. Not true, I can get fiber in other ways, and none of it will produce the bloating and gas I get from Metamucil. The simple truth about how our bodies react to fiber, fat, protein, or anything else is all directly related to genetics. We are all different, and what is good for one of us, may not be good for all of us.
Yes, I located the source of the most terrible bloating and horrible odor to boot. It is the fiber supplement, namely speaking of Metamucil. I was using the orange sweet one, and I hated it, so I was hoping I would finish it soon. Now I know that it will go into the garbage.
I also bought Inulin, and had been putting a heaping teaspoon into my protein shake after my gym workout. That shake is made of unsweetened Almond milk, two scoops of Abbots lab’s chocolate protein power, one teaspoon of inulin, and one teaspoon of creatine. I would drink that shake within and hour of working out, and right before dinner.
I will stop my regular 3 teaspoons of Metamucil, which was taken with water once a day, and see if the inulin will still cause bloating all by itself. I have a lactose intolerance, so that's why I use the Almond milk, but milk is not the only source of lactose, so keeping it out of my diet is a constant battle which I never win.
I am 57, and get a wonderful result from the workout at the gym. I also modified my diet and dropped what little body fat I had, and replaced that with muscle. I always enjoyed the gym, but had been away from it for a lot of years. Being a genetically slim person, I never looked out of shape in my clothes, but I could feel the difference. I reached a point where doing yard work, or other things that use to always be easy for me, now caused me to develop pains in my shoulders,, my wrists, my elbow, and so on. That was all a result of not having the muscles to keep the stress off of the bones, tendons and ligaments.
Those golden words ring truer then ever, the road to a long pleasant life includes a healthy diet, and exercise.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:35 AM   #38
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I was just telling my husband that the other day. The worse stomach pains ever. I got really scared.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:34 AM   #39
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I ran across a study that showed a high fiber diet prescribed after a heart attack actually increased death rates by 27 percent. I can't find it now of course to link it. I have to wonder if it's the "fat binding" that was the reason behind that happening? Dr. OZ is fat phobic so I don't pay no attention to him.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:54 PM   #40
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In most of human history we did not consume a lot of fiber just like we didn't consume a lot of carbs.

Why do we suddenly need it so much?
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