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How much fiber do I need per day to help control and lose my weight?

How much fiber do I need per day to help control and lose my weight?

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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber.. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber.. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

If : If your thyroid levels are well controlled on your current dosage, you are like a normal person. The only concern would be if the absorption of the thyroid were affected by the fiber; that's not an issue if you take your thyroid pill on an empty stomach. There are no easy answers to losing weight. I have not heard of shinny fiber. Lowering calories and increasing activity are the keys to weight loss. There are a few other guidelines. Visit the link below and look at the posts on weight control. ...Read more

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Cut back 600 calories a day (same high-fiber nutritious foods, just smaller portions) to lose weight. Still daily bms but now hard. Diet the reason?

Cut back 600 calories a day (same high-fiber nutritious foods, just smaller portions) to lose weight. Still daily bms but now hard. Diet the reason?

Very possibly: ....but I would think the bigger problem might be water intake, though that surprises me. Your question suggests you are knowledgable about healthy eating and I would guess that you are pretty good about drinking water. In any event, especially with this few calories you need 8-12 glasses a day. Make sure you are getting at least 1000 ca/day; fewer is unsafe. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Does fiber help to lose weight?

Does fiber help to lose weight?

Helps: Fiber helps with feeling full so aids but is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

Possibly: Fiber can help you to feel fuller which may lead to eating less. Fiber can also help to keep you regular which means not carrying extra weight due to feces. ...Read more

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Could a high fiber diet help me lose weight in a week?

Could a high fiber diet help me lose weight in a week?

It could: Fiber is filling and can come from low calorie foods such as fresh vegetables. If half your plate is fresh vegetables, and 1/4 plate is 3 ounces of meat, chicken or fish. And 1/4 plate ( about a half a cup of complex starch such as whole grains( which are also high in fiber) or 1/2 cup beans ( also high in fiber) you should be full on fewer calories and lose weight in general. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight by going on a high fiber diet?

Is it safe to lose weight by going on a high fiber diet?

Yes: If u replace your high caloric food with low caloric substitute and try to burn more calories, avoid medications which causes weight gain. ...Read more