Saturday, June 14, 2008

How to Add Fiber

I thought I ate a lot of fiber. I eat carrots, apples, raw spinach, veggies, you name it but I don't seem to be eating enough fiber (according to the Doctor). So I'm adding fiber. I need to eat 30 grams of fiber a day. How does one do that?

That's 10 grams of fiber every meal --
an apple is 4 grams (6 grams to go)
1 cup steel cut oats is 4 to 5 grams.
Benefiber is 3 grams.
OK, I'm a couple of grams ahead!

Lunch: Beats me at this point. I don't think this far ahead. I can do with some Benefiber. Another apple and maybe some carrots?

Dinner: Maybe Split Peas soup -- 12 grams of fiber and some more Benefiber.

I think this is going to take some thinking about and some time....

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