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Old 03-10-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Let's talk fiber....

So, so sorry for the TMI thread....

Day 3 on LCHF. Let's just say that things are slow moving. Things aren't stopped, but they aren't regular any more, either. I know I'm new with this whole thing, but before adopting this change, I was regular....very much so.

I'm having issues with fiber and would like some solutions. I'm not really eating many veggies right now, even though I know I need to. Green leafies are my main veggie source right now, but I haven't been eating much.

Can I safely add (as in carb-free/low carb) add a fiber supplement? What ones are recommended? I currently have Benefiber on hand, but am not impressed that it's a wheat product. I'm *really* trying to stay wheat-free if nothing else. I also have Miralax on hand.

Thank you for any information.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Actually, your best bet is probably to add in a regular dose of probiotics and some fermented vegetables.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:16 AM   #3
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Actually, fiber won't really help, as i can attest to.

What WILL help is to start taking a magnesium supplement before bed, in the evening sometime.

I had always had problems in this area and since i've been taking magnesium, things happy happy joy joy.

I take 500 mg tabs.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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I had bathroom issues the entire first two weeks until I started the magnesium supplement. I had both diarrhea and constipation. If I go more then a 3 days without going now, then I will take some miralax as well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Magnesium for sure. Google 'jimmy moore magnesium robbins' for a great podcast about this supplement.

Up your fat.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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I'll buy magnesium later today. And potassium.

I figured out the last 3 days percentages:
(f/p/c)
1. 72.5/23.0/4.5
2. 75.2/20.5/4.3
3. 68.1/28.6/3.3
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Be sure to check supplements against any OTC or Rx meds or health conditions. For example, you have to be careful about potassium and BP meds. You might google for magnesium supplements before you buy one as there are several different kinds.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #8
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more interesting info if you google "dr eades magnesium"

in his blog
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Great tip Myles

From the comments section of that blog post:

"What form of magnesium is the best? And in what dosage?
Thank you very much!

Hi Dee–

I use magnesium citrimate, and I take 300 mg per day at bedtime. Any good chelated magnesium will do. Just look for one with ‘ate’ on the end of it, as in magnesium aspartate or magnesium citrate. And be careful in checking the doses because chelated magnesium isn’t all labeled the same. Some list the actual magnesium on the label and will say that each pill contains, say, 150 mg of magnesium. Others add the weight of the chelating agent (the substance that ends in ‘ate’) in with the magnesium, so you might find a brand where the label says each pill is 1000 mg. This means the magnesium plus the chelating agent adds up to 1000 mg. The best way is to look for the RDI on the back of the bottle. Take enough pills to get the RDI each day, and take them at bedtime.

Hope this helps.

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Coffee

Fat (esp coconut oil, for some reason)

magnesium

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My magic formula:

Two magnesium citrate pills at night and a tablespoon of coconut oil
Coffee in the morning.
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