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Low carb don't get enough fibre

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by satkins, May 12, 2016.

  1. satkins

    satkins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just watching the morning news and they are talking about bowl problems. The lady (not a doctor or dietitian but is a pharmacist) says us low carb eaters don't get enough fibee. Not sure about the rest of you but i get tons of fiber from vegg and my low carb breads. Most carbs I take in ate almost all fibre.

    Do the rest of you get enough fibre? I would like to call BS on that statement she made.

    Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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  2. mfactor

    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Funny you mention that but I posted a question yesterday about ordering some psyllium as I definitely don't get enough fibre (on Paper) but have no problems bowel wise............


    But I do have Kefir every day :)
     
  3. lizf4619

    lizf4619 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Seeds, nuts, green veg, berries and high fibre low carb bread. The only thing I have really changed is no pasta, rice and spuds - all white anyway, never on the good list. You can never win with some people! Eat what makes YOU feel good.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I get my fibre from my Lidl rolls, flaxseed in my yogurts, and vegetables. I am also lucky I can eat 2 or 3 small spuds and also peas. I have no problems bowel-wise as far as I know.
     
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    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I include a couple of tea spoons of psyllium husks in water each morning and I have no problems at all. It is available in a commercial product in powder form and also in capsules in Aussie.
     
  6. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    @satkins.
    The pharmacist, like a lot of other people, thinks that if you lower your carbs then you must be living on protein.
    Lower carbs means the Atkins diet to a lot of people.
     
  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes I get enough fibre/bulk from green veggies, nuts & seeds, berries. etc...and I'm on a very low carb diet. A bit of fat also helps move things along nicely too!:D

    The only time I ever had any issues was for a week or so when I was switching over to my low carb diet. Now I think I'm probably more regular than previously.

    People eating a well balanced low carb diet ought not have any issues.

    Robbity
     
  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Since diagnosis, I was including bran (not bran cereal) with my breakfast and all went well. Ahem.

    Whilst away for a protracted period, I couldn't source bran for weeks, but, as a revelation to me, I found my issues were completely resolved by upping my fluids further. I would have bet my pocket money I was drinking enough, because I consciously drink water, but clearly not.

    Since then, I've been better than ever and haven't bought any bran. Just a thought.
     
  9. serenity648

    serenity648 · Guest

    My tummy troubles have improved since I stopped eating white starches, and reduced all starches.
     
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  10. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Here I am again with the magical avocado. That with green veg and nuts is all the fiber I need. Too much fiber causes me more issues than not enough and the type of fiber as well. No go on the flax chia etc.
     
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