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Old 12-31-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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Flax meal?

Ok, so...I had a brilliant idea to start to incorporate flax into my diet. I'm on induction, so I added two tablespoons to my protein shake tonight. That was a HUGE mistake....and my tummy is NOT happy now. I had no idea it would cause stomach upset....

So... Did I just start off with too much? How can I use this in other ways? I really liked it as an addition to my shake. I was definitely full after drinking it!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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I eat 1/2 cup of flaxmeal a day. So I am surprized to hear that 2 tbsn set you off. It may just be that your body is not used to the added fibre. Give it a day to clear and then just try adding 1 tsp. Gradually you can try adding more and maybe spreading it throughout the day instead of eating it all at once.
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Look for recipes for 'flaxmeal muffins' and others....yes, that much fiber in someone who's been maintaining a lowcarb way of life would be a 'shocker'.

You'll also want to make sure your intake of fluids goes up to compensate for the incoming flaxmeal.

I can't eat a lot of it...and my diet is about 70% fat, 25% protein/rest carbs.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 AM   #4
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I eat 1/2 cup of flaxmeal a day. So I am surprized to hear that 2 tbsn set you off. It may just be that your body is not used to the added fibre. Give it a day to clear and then just try adding 1 tsp. Gradually you can try adding more and maybe spreading it throughout the day instead of eating it all at once.
Yeah, maybe I added too much, or maybe it was just the induction. Sometimes in the first few days I get stomach upset.

I think you're right though...I'll skip tomorrow and start out with 1 T the next day. Thanks.
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I'm very sensitive to flax also...i use only one tbls in my almond muffins and my tummy still rumbles. I don't think will ever be able to do more than that tbls. I have trouble with fiber in general tho. Even if it comes ftom certain veggies.
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I eat flax crackers in place of bread and have not had any problem with flax. But I know that your body can need some time to adjust, anytime you modify the amount of fiber you eat substantially. Sounds like a good idea to cut down do 1T, and if you still feel bad that way, down to 1 t. and work up to more if you want to.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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Hmmmm....no problems here.
I used ground flax seed alot when I first went lc.
I made flax pancakes and ate them like tortillas
Never had an issue.
I use it mainly now for the fiber content. I just sprinkle some on whatever I'm eating.
I like the nutty flavor and texture.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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I cant eat flax at all. It bloats me and stalls my weight loss. I seem to be in the minority but it does happen with some so tread lightly.
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I put some in my omelet/scrambled eggs every morning. Makes them fluffier.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #10
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It has never bothered me, but I use it mainly in recipes versus a shake. Not sure if that could be the difference. Maybe it will...ahem...clear things out and give you a clean slate to work with? Hope your tummy feels better soon.
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