How to eat more high fiber and whole grains.........

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-08-11 13:41:35 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 20:14:19 -0500

1) Double up on vegetable portions at your meals. Try to fill half of your plate with vegetables. Steam or microwave your veggies instead of boiling them,and keep their nutrients. 2) Go meatless for 1 or 2 meals each week. 3) Choose whole grain pasta, wild or brown rice,whole grain breads instead of the "white" version of these foods. 4) Skip the high fat, high calorie desserts and grab some fresh fruit. 5) Start your day off with a bowl of high fiber cereal. Aim for 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day.

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SlatonLeo 2011-08-04 08:48:57 -0500 Report

That is good advice; my wife and I do try to do what you have written, she is more consistent with it than me. I love meat and potoatoes,(guess that's why I wiegh 220). I have not given up though and know if you do something lomg enough it becomes a habit, including being on the computer all day. I am changing that though beginning today and will try to find other interests that are more active.
Keep on keepin' on!

MWmelbourne 2011-07-31 09:52:12 -0500 Report

I use rice noodles instead of white flour pasta in recipes a lot. When I do eat bread the local grocery store bakery has a great 5 grain (or sometimes 7 grain) sour dough that has no preservatives (it doesn't last as long as the processed bread but MUCH less chemical additives) and it's also low on the glycemic index!

berrykins0 2011-07-27 15:19:00 -0500 Report

i eat like this have no problems at all .good thinkingwhole wheat things tend have alot fiber in them make you feel full longer.and usally don't tend to spike blood sugars cause of the high fiber amount.this goes for fruit that is high in fiber. like berries are and apples are to.exellent way to get get fiber in your diet. woman ment to have at least 20 to 25 grams fibar per day and men 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day.glucerna cereal has 5 grams of fiber evey serving and is suppose to help lower your ac1 along a healthy diet.i like glucerna products.yummy to tummy.other about wloe product suppose to help lower your cholesterol and triglycerides. it helped out when i was having issues with my.

HeartHawk 2011-07-26 22:34:33 -0500 Report


Like your advice but I would caution on overdoing fruits, starches and grains (even whole grains) that spike your blood sugar. For those with a strong pancreas and an ApoE 3 or 4 genotype the carbs may not be not a problem. But for those like me (pre-diabetic, ApoE2) they are a killer!


Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-07-27 09:46:04 -0500 Report

Whole grain pasta for me spikes my BS the same as regular pasta. Great advise shoulders thanks.