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cmiller130 05-13-2013 03:11 PM

SF Metamucil?
I drink tons of water. Every now and then, I want something besides water. I am not really a soda drinker and I really could use the extra fiber right now (if ya' know what I mean). My Mom gave me a huge canister of Berry Flavored SF Metamucil. I added a Tbs. Bragg's ACV to it and it tasted so good. I did this before my meal and only ate half of what I would normally eat. Any thoughts or ideas? :dunno:

Pami 05-13-2013 03:27 PM

I would probably finish the canister of Metamucil, but not buy anymore
when it's gone. The sweetener in it is aspartame, otherwise known as
Nutra Sweet, which is not recommended.

MsWoods 05-13-2013 03:52 PM

I think if you still lose weight and like it, drink it. I personally drink aspartame all the time with no problems. Ymmv. Everyone is different.

cmiller130 05-13-2013 05:17 PM

OK...maybe I'll ditch the metamucil and drink my ACV in my bulletproof coffee and have a flax muffin with it! LOL

PianoAl 05-13-2013 07:34 PM

I use psyliium husks from netrition. You can choose what to add to it. DW just puts it in water. Each day, I put 1 TBS psyllium husks, 1 TBS flax seed meal, and 1 TBS protein powder in 1 cup of water and blend it.

VivaaLaCarlos 05-13-2013 11:52 PM

How do you drink acv? Omg that sounds gross

watcher513 05-14-2013 02:39 AM

Some people put a tablespoon in a glass of water w/a little sweetener. It dilutes it quite a bit (better than straight up).

shortcut 05-14-2013 04:43 AM

I have used sugar free Metamucil for several years and have had no problems. It keeps me regular as clockwork. I go once a day in the morning. Not to be too graphic, but you will save a ton of money on toilet paper.

Blue Skies 05-14-2013 07:13 AM

I was having issues w/regularity and folks here recommended taking a 500 mg tablet of Magnesium every night. Works like a dream. In addition it's a good sleep aide. I take it right before bed and just float right off within 10 minutes, which is a real bonus because I've had sleep issues too. And best of all, magnesium is a great anti-inflammatory, and most of us are deficient in it. I highly recommend giving it a try.

SkeeterN 05-21-2013 12:55 PM

The reason your not as hungry is have you ever put the Metamucil in a cup and didn't drink it down right away? It swells and becomes gel like. What this is doing in your stomach is swelling and filling you up. Which is also a benefit of not eating as much. As for the aspartame, I drink it never have issues with it. I have stopped drinking as much in diet coke but still drink it in the s/f drink packets with no problems.

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