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How Much Fiber
35-40 grams per day: 35-40 grams per day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just to feel fuller: Eating foods or drinking drinks that contain fiber can help with weight loss only if they don't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, mixing water with powdered fiber to make a drink will cause a person to feel fuller and have less appetite (can be helpful). However, mixing fiber with fruit juice will give a person lots of sugar calories along with fiber (won't help!). ...Read more
I find out I need more fiber in my dite? How much fiber do need in a day? What foods have fiber in it
Fiber intake: Women need about 25 grams of fiber per day. Fiber containing foods include bran and whole wheat. There are several soluble fiber supplements that you can take, or foods such as oat bran or wheat germ (sprinkle over salad, soup, breakfast cereals and yogurt.) Use whole-wheat flour when possible in your cooking and baking. Choose whole grain bread. Whole fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries ...Read more
Small: Most people need between 25-30 grams a day. If you tend to be constipated then you need more. A "usual" dose from a supplement such as citucel, whether tablet or powder form, have between 4-6 grams. So someone can not get there full daily requirement from them. You must change your diet and drink your water everyday. ...Read more
How can I get doxylamine without calcium phosphate as an inert ingredient in it? The calcium constipates me no matter how much fiber I eat!
30 g/cay: Optimal fiber intake for an adult (with an otherwise healthy diet) is 25-30 g per day. I suggest everyone count their daily fiber for one week and adjust as needed to get up to goal. Repeat the week of daily counting ever year or so to make sure you're not slipping down, which is easy to do in a busy lifestyle. ...Read more
Soluble fiber best: Soluble fiber can certainly help reduce cholesterol by 5-10%. The best preparations are the ones that contain psyllium fiber (like metamucil). 2-3 servings per day work best. Data on diabetes is less clear, but cholesterol lowering is a good enough reason to use soluble fiber. ...Read more
Now matter how much water and fiber I take, I'm always dehydrated, causing my stool to be hard and dark. Solutions?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: It's pretty hard to get too much fiber from food alone unless you're living on only bread or eat too much of a few very fibrous, undigestable foods. Usually, too much fiber occurs from overuse of fiber supplements - pill or powder form. You may get diarrhea since fiber draws in more water into the colon. ...Read more
Can you really eat too much fiber? What are the signs of too much? How much is the max people can eat?
Not really, but: There's always a point where there's an excess of something, though it would be hard to get to that point reasonably with fiber. I suppose if you eat bales of hay at a time, you could reach an unsafe amount, but it is not something 99.9% of people would have to worry about with a normal diet. ...Read more
I feel very very full for several hours after not eating much. Especially exacerbated by fiber, sometimes by fat.
An Upper GI motility (motion) problem. See a Gastroenterologist for UGI/Gallbladder testing!
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Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?
I had a laparoscopic appendoctomy on tuesday night and the pain is too much also today I woke up with a lot of fiber that comes and go what should I d?
Post op Pain: Surgeons need to know if the post operative experience is in any way complicated. Pain is used as the guide in many cases. You should have been sent home with instructions on what to do if you have any complications after surgery. I doubt many of us here online would want to comment during an important process that includes communicating with your surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more
Absolutely: When it comes to GI health you should always have hope: high fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, propbiotics and enzymes for digestion. Fiber helps to bind and eliminate toxins from the bowel and will lower cholesterol. It softens the stool and bulks it up for a healthy daily bowel movent, and it speeds transit time thus lowering your risk of cancer, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. ...Read more