Your body reacts differently to cold weather work. In the winter, I'm outside packing 75+ pounds of cold weather gear. Your freezer suit is heavier than that, including the boots. I found eating smaller meals more often, foods that give you energy works best. Working in a freezer is a harsh work place, try working with your diet first, I think it will help.
Thank you studmuffin. I usually wear a heavy coat, pajamas pants under my jeand, and water resistant winter boots. Today I just wore jeans and a thin long sleeve shirt, and my boots cuz I have nothing else water resistant. I'm definitely working faster and trying to get my body to warm up but not doing so well lol. I know I'm always hungry, I definitely have to watch how much I eat. What foods help with energy? I know I don't eat healthy. My breakfast is an energy drink and a 6 pack of crumb cake donuts out of the vending machine, lunch if I have one is a burrito from tack bell and dinner is usually something like chicken breast with some vegetables or some kind of pasta, then I go to bed as my day starts at 4am. I only drink about 2 cups a water a day, I know I need to increase this.
Complex carbs such as whole oats (not the instant oatmeal but the regular oats), whole grain breads, sweet potatoes and brown rice
Or try a banana or an apple for a morning pick me up. Ditch the rockstar/monster/redbull and have a cup of coffee...if you must sweeten use splenda and if you must add cream us non fat or skim milk.
Water alone could help you shed weight. I once lost 8lbs just from drinking a gallon of water a day. Seems like a lot but the beauty of water is that the more you drink the more you crave it. It helps flush everything out, and helps with your entire bodily functions. And when your body is getting plenty of water you will start to pee out all the water under your skin which means less bloat. I have seen people who look 10x better after increasing their water intake for a week since they look "dry"
Epic, since you sound like someone that takes little time to eat and needs a bit of a "boost" from your food. Perhaps you could use one of those meal-drinks? They are meant for breakfast, but could also be used for lunch :) To give you an idea: I drink stuff that contains two slices of bread, fruit juice and yogurt. 500 ml contains 350 Kcal, 4g fat, 15g protein, 58g carbohydrates, 5.5g fibres, 625mg calcium. It gives me an energyboost and keeps my stomach filled for hours. I'm sure they have something comparable in the US too. Help anyone?
Other than that; taking a bit of time to eat relaxed, will actually sooth your digestive system and it even boosts feel good-hormones! Allowing yourself your lunchbreak could therefor improve your health.
Thank you everyone for the great advice, I will definitely drink more water I always feel dry too maybe the freezer doesn't help with that either. RR- I use to drink slim fast, it is high in vitamins I drank it because I was a vegetarian from 5-12 I stopped drinking them because it contains aspertame and in school a girl did a speech on how it could kill u and it is embalming fluid us this true anyone?
Aspartame is definitely nasty stuff! :( There is a book about it, called: [url=http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html]"Sweet Poison" describing 92 side-effects that could occur, depending on each person's genetic make-up. Haven't read the book myself. Seems like a bit of a fear-inducing one to me... But the site referred to says about the same as the university researchers that warned us while I was in college. Basically; the danger is that aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. Allowing all kinds of unbalance and disease.
Use products with sweeteners like saccharin. The drink I mentioned just contains a bit of sugar. It's not like a bit of sugar is that terrible, just don't overdo :rolleyes:
epic you're really hungry also because you get maybe a gram of protein with those donuts, not to mention a ton of fat. a nice trick i learned to make scrambled eggs quickly in the morning is use the microwave. for two eggs scramble them up and put some pepper, a little low fat cheese and microwave for 60-90 seconds in larger coffee mud. after you could put some salsa on them if you like that. if you want more eggs use your judgment on how much time to add and i use a glass mixing bowl when i have more eggs. to get some carbs and fiber in you either eat the fruit that you like or with your eggs eat 100% whole wheat bread. make sure it says 100% otherwise it is a blend and won't have the amount of fiber you want. i like these thin buns they have now because they are compressed which gives them a sweeter wheat taste. also go easy on your intake of fiber at first or you will be farting out that taco bell more than you want to.
another thing you can make the night before is a smoothie. usually 12 ounces of milk(i have always drank fat free) vanilla protein powder, banana, blueberry greek yogurt(or add those two separately) and a little honey. this smoothie will give you plenty of protein and good sugars. the potassium in the banana is great for keeping blood pressure low and the blueberries and great for your brain. also buy the frozen blueberries because they should be much cheaper than the fresh ones but are no different to your body. now epic you shouldn't have a reason for not eating a good breakfast :)
you are very fortunate for your height, same as the super models. when you start eating more and better, excise, and drink water your body will burn far more calories than the average woman. you should slim down much easier like men do compared to women.
exercising: use those long legs for burning calories with squats and lunges. your lower body muscles are the biggest muscles on a person so they burn the most calories. of course ease into exercising maybe do it on friday or saturday to see how sore you get. that way you wont be sluggish at work.
dry skin: everyone gets dryer skin during the winter so drinking watch and using lotion is recommended. you get the winter effect every day you go to work.
I think you guys misunderstood my terminology. Dry refers to the lack of subcutaeneous (under the skin) water. Rather than look soft and fluffy, the person looks like they're skin is tighter. Definition is increase, vascularity is up (for men especially body builders this is generally better looking)
Girls with low body fat. The "tight bodies" you see are "dry" they don't have the high body water under their skin
[QUOTE=Ducy;268482]I think you guys misunderstood my terminology. Dry refers to the lack of subcutaeneous (under the skin) water. Rather than look soft and fluffy, the person looks like they're skin is tighter. Definition is increase, vascularity is up (for men especially body builders this is generally better looking)
Girls with low body fat. The "tight bodies" you see are "dry" they don't have the high body water under their skin[/QUOTE]
oh i must have missed that in your post ducy so i responded to what epic said.
[QUOTE=epicsexy;268452]Thank you studmuffin. I usually wear a heavy coat, pajamas pants under my jeand, and water resistant winter boots. Today I just wore jeans and a thin long sleeve shirt, and my boots cuz I have nothing else water resistant. I'm definitely working faster and trying to get my body to warm up but not doing so well lol. I know I'm always hungry, I definitely have to watch how much I eat. What foods help with energy? I know I don't eat healthy. My breakfast is an energy drink and a 6 pack of crumb cake donuts out of the vending machine, lunch if I have one is a burrito from tack bell and dinner is usually something like chicken breast with some vegetables or some kind of pasta, then I go to bed as my day starts at 4am. I only drink about 2 cups a water a day, I know I need to increase this.[/QUOTE]
Ducy and Red Roses are right on the mark. Look for cold weather underware that wicks the sweat away from your skin. Socks are important, so is head gear it will help you stay warm. Working harder to stay warm will only make you sweat and you know the results. I believe some work out clothing is designed this way, maybe someone on here can give you some help in this area. I have a wife that does all that shopping, and I hate shopping so I cannot help you there. However I run over to the local thrift store or goodwill and grab my sweat shirts etc. they are cheap, so I keep extras in my locker at work and besides if you tear one your out about $5 or less.
Edit; answered my own question :)
Just ignore this.
I refuse to ignore that post RR
O, I can't post a one-word response as that's too short (now it isn't anymore ;))
Ok, let's not turn it into a game. Resume: it was a long post of me thinking out loud; asking questions on my underlying motivations on why I do the things I do. I read it again, puzzled the order of things and figured I had answered it. What I did yesterday was basically being very happy with a new dress that's again a size smaller :), being upset over my bf being unresponsive (again!), decided to not let him ruin my day, ate my favorite diner that was meant for two and enjoyed it with every bite. Yet started to feel bad later that night. And my answer to why I feel that way is not about the food, it comes down to what I do on a regular basis. I hadn't really let go of the feeling of being sad/angry/pissed, I was just hiding from it.
So you ate your dinner and enjoyed it esp in a spirit of FU to your bf?
Why is this putz still your bf?
A new dress a size smaller is certainly worthy of a joyous response from him.
Well, I had planned on enjoying it. I figured him being somewhere on the first ring of Saturn staring gloomy at the stars unable to be reached by anyone from planet Earth, wasn't going to hold me back from that. But really; it did piss me off. I couldn't really pretend that I wasn't angry with him.
I've been asking myself the same question... I had hoped that after the surgery he'd be back to his old self. He has certainly improved since Januar and even more so after surgery. He has moments of being really happy with sparkles in his eyes and even making future-plans. Also times of being very loving and caring. He recently drove 500 miles just because he knew it was important to me to go, but I was basically too ill to travel. But other times; he is so gloomy about everything... It's scary sometimes... And this mood could change as easily as the wind does. He's so fickle that it drives me nuts!
Today I've spend a great afternoon at the pool; swimming and sunbathing. They have great swimming lanes! And it's basically summer here. :) I think today I will stick to diner for 1, wouldn't want my new dress to stay in the closet ;)
Only you can decide, of course, but being held hostage by a moody bf/spouse isn't quite the life you had in mind - was it?
Yes - wear the new dress frequently and PARTY!
@EEK, I'll think about it... He has become fairly significant in my life. Perhaps that's part of the problem; how we both know that... Perhaps that makes things more tensed than how they used to be. Anyways, you're right that I should party more :)
@Ducy, a few questions on exercising:
"Pull with your hamstrings instead of pushing with your quads on a jog".
This is going to sound weird, but: How do I know which muscles I use? I mean; I know I run like a wooden puppet (always have, even as a child). But I find it hard to determine how I exactly run... With yoga, I can check which muscles I feel flexing/stretching by putting a hand on it or doing slight adjustments and see if I feel a difference. That's a bit impossible while on a run ;)
"Be sure to warm up with some light walking and active stretches (these you will need to read about them but generally are alternaitng side lunges, butt kicks etc) and use some additional dynamic AND static stretching after. "
Ok, did some searching, if I get it right "active stretches" are about the same leg stretches only alternated quickly while stepping?
"Its amazing how much better you feel when your "stretchy""
LOL! I've been doing yoga for 10 years now and I have definitely improved, but I don't think I'll ever manage to be "stretchy" :rolleyes:
And a question about inner thigh-workouts. I've been doing some squads, swimming and [url=http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/472]Bridge Poses with holding a little block in between my thighs. It's actually a very relaxing pose and pretty funny how I can feel the muscles tense. I notice how my innerthighs are getting more firm; it's basically hard where the muscle is, surrounded by soft tissue. But they are also thicker instead of slimmer. You know; they were fairly close together while I walked and by now they tend to stick together. Not entirely the effect I was looking for :p Is that like a temporary first effect? Or a sign I'm doing something wrong? Admittedly I've only been doing it for a few days.
Hmm I have done some glute bridges, but never really liked them until I discovered the wrestlers bridge for neck strength. One thing I will say. Stay away from the evil hip adductor and abductors at the gym.
Could you explain why that Is? Does that mean I shouldn't pick up pilates? I was considering that. They tell it's supposed to make you strong, lean and slim. Did a few lessons a year back which I found interesting. The balance between stretches and strengthening seems efficient.
Whatever I do, I will be careful. I actually injured a tendon years back while I had picked up grouplessons at the gym called "bodysculpting", which included a lot of exercises like the hip abductors. Even months after it would hurt while hiking up hill.
The hip abductor and adductor machines are more of a gimmic than anything. They target muscles that that really don't have much...well I'm not sure the proper word but I guess carry over...into the real world. Sitting all day causes tight hip flexors due to the constant flexion of the pelvis. The muscle physically "shorten" because of the position. That's why if I must sit, I place one leg over the other in a figure 4 which actually helps stretch them.
Using the machines just exacerbate the issue. The most I have ever used them for is the help stretch my groin and increase my hip flexibility. I prefer front and back squats, wide stance squates, hip thrusts and lunges for my hips, thighs, and glutes. Not only do they give you more bang for your buck (multi joint exercises burn more calories. Which can help with fat loss...less fat, more "tone" (hate that word lol) but they help in every day tasks. When on earth will you ever need to perform hip adduction or abduction while sitting? Now how many times have you stood up from a seated position (I.e. squats).
Also because of the type of muscles your targeting, you could very easily injure them and it just takes away time an energy from more beneficial exercises. Would you wanna waste time your time doing aleg extension when you could squat or lunge, hit more muscles, burn more calories?
Maybe some people benefit from it, but if I meet someone who has ever truly benefited from those movements I would be more than happy to recommend them lol.
I am a stickler on running RR. Be sure you are using proper mechanics. Look it up online if you must but I get aggravated watching all these high school "hunks" and "hotties" running like elephants. Your stride starts all the way at you head and travels through to your toes. Keep your back straight. Arms should be held at a 90 degree angle, they swing straight forward and back (not across the body) normally your arm will come back till the hand is at the waist and swing forward till the elbow passes the midpoint of the body. Abs should be tight, hips relaxed and neutral. Land mid foot (if jogging) and on the balls of your feet when sprinting. Pull with your hamstrings instead of pushing with your quads on a jog. This will become incredibly exhausting but is actually the mosre efficient way to run (and will tone your butt and back of your thighs) and will also decrease the amount of time your foot is on the ground (and thereby decreasing the amount of forces applied to knees ankles and lower back).[/QUOTE]
Ducy, just a quick post to thank you on the advice for running!
Esp that the arms shouldn't be swinging across the body; it gives so much more space to breath! :) It reminds me of how you should keep your chest "open" in yoga to allow air to run freely.
All I need to do now is slowly let my body get used to the motion. The innerside of my knees tend to get sore easily. While running I can feel tension on the innersides of my feet. Is this something I should pay attention to, given the stride? Or just my joints getting used to it?
an interesting study was done in England where 3 stressed out men who cab drivers and had a lot of road rage. they were told to consume salmon 3-4 times a week for x amount of weeks. the study revealed that their stress levels decreased significantly because of the high levels of omega 3 fats. this is good information for general health, but to tie in with diet and exercise the omega 3 fats decrease stress which means it decreases cortisol. for those that don't know cortisol is a stress steroid in your fight or flight response. for people that are chronically stressed cortisol is linked to a person storing more belly fat. so consume more omega fats how ever you can.
That's interesting news!
I recently read that the waistline is growing rapidly, esp among women. And the fun fact is: they have a healthy weight. Thoughts are this is indeed due to high stress levels to which women submit themselves in today's society. Increased cortisol causes the body to store fat in the abdominal region, whereas it normally would have been in the hip/buttocks/thigh-area. Fat in the abdominal area is considered a far greater health risk, than fat stored in other area's.
So if we all would just eat a bit more fish, perhaps we'll get back to more relaxed people with more healthy bodies! :) And comon; salmon tastes soooooo good. It's a treat! O, and taking it a bit more easy won't hurt us in the first place, me thinks ;) For one thing; eating in a relaxed and conscious way has been proven to aid digestion! Really enjoying your meal activates oxytocin and all those other feel good hormones that are part of the heal&feel-good-response. The counterpart of fight&flight-response. What great bodies we have!
PS: in regard to my post of 05-20; I know what causes my feet and knees to hurt while running. Apparently I have a tendency to run tilting my lower leg to the outer site a bit (like I'm trying to create an x-shape :p). So; working on that :)
Ya sorry rr I totally spaced. I was feeling under the weather while reading that post and just didn't remember to reply. It has to do with your knees coming inwards. Try tube walking to strengthen your vmo's. Get a stretchy round tube and wrap it around your knees and walk. You will be forced to keep your knees pressed apart.
As far as fish, yes omegs have been shown to decrease stress. But 4 cab drivers is hardly a wothwhile study. In that case you could argue that white sticky rice causes weight loss since I actually can lose weight while ingesting such a terrible "complex carb" source.
Taking in anti oxidants, such as vitamin c and vitamin e can help with eliminating harm free radicals and cortisol. I once used a supplement called Lean FX, which I later found was just super charged antioxidants, that actually helped me shed a few inches on my belly. But the best part was that I felt better everywhere (joints and mood were better)
The problem with salmon is that most fish is polluted. Even freshwater sources are being soiled. Fish oils are good supplements but they have said krill oil is better for absorption. And flax seed oil is also nice since it provides all your daily omegas (3 6 and 9)
Anyways I am off to bed I am still fighting a 102 fever. The worst part about it is that I can't lift :(
it was a special they did on nat geo or discovery health that did a lot of studies of the human body. im sure the studies involved more than a few people but the special only documented a few per segment. of course a lot of things contribute to losing weight. im sure anything that brings the body closer to homeostasis will help, like drinking enough water.
that may be true about polluted fish but southern italy and greece are still considered the healthiest places on earth because of what they eat. fish, olive oil, fruits and veggies all contribute to this area having many citizens live to be a healthy 100.
get better ducy, i know how you feel because i just got over a 101 fever.
[QUOTE=Ducy;269280]Ya sorry rr I totally spaced. I was feeling under the weather while reading that post and just didn't remember to reply. It has to do with your knees coming inwards. Try tube walking to strengthen your vmo's. Get a stretchy round tube and wrap it around your knees and walk. You will be forced to keep your knees pressed apart.[/QUOTE]
No apologies needed.
You write "wrap it around your knees", do you mean ankles?
Like this instruction: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9iWj2mpJy8]YouTube - Knee Pain Corrective Exercises: Tube Walk
I wish both of you to get well soon!
Wow this didn't even appear in my user cp as "updated" anyways that is another way to do it. I have see people wrap it just above or below their knees. But yes just walk with the feet apart to help strengthen your vmo's and such. That should correct the pain.
And big. Areas like greece and such are healthy because of their diet. It does consist of a good amount of fish as well as nuts and berries. But the biggest problem with eating a ton of tuna and such is the mercury content. Some (albeit few) have suffered mercury poisoning from their diet. Also ingesting mercury consistently can't be too good for you (although I have had as much as 20 cans of tuna in a 3 day period.
Not to rain on your fishy parade but there was an actual outbreak of severe mercury in Japan a several decades back. The Japanese are hugely into fish-eating - you may want to look it up. History, I know, but few things are truly new in this world.
Note: when buying fish oil capsules - make sure the ingredients actually say COD or SALMON or another actual 'fatty fish' and doesn't just say 'fish parts'. Personally, I'd rather jsut eat the salmon - with lemon chive butter on the side and a nice pinot noir.
Ah I will definitely read up. I hadn't heard about it!
And EEK is right everyone, make sure it is from actual fish. Not just parts. There is a study out that shows krill oil has better abosrption rates.
Honestly I find it best to get a mix of omegas. Salmon, cod, anchovie, flax seed. Everything
I read a brief overview that people need a 1:1 ratio to get the most out of their benefits. Most diets are a high 6 diet. This causes the inflammatory effects to outweigh the anti inflammatory properties of the 3's. Ill have to read more about it and ill post back. Work and studying for my cpt recertification is killin me right now
There's also somethhing new on the diet front: eating like your ancestors did - [url=http://www.drbass.com/primitive.html]Primitive Man - His Food and His Health - by Dr. Stanley S. Bass or perhaps you'd prefer, there's this one: [url=http://primalblueprint.com/]Primal Blueprint
I make no comment about their efficacy.
If eating a lot of fish, it's also important to have a reputable supplier and wild fish are usually more healthful than farm raised. For those interested in why a reputable supplier is important....
[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43189771]NYT: Something fishy about seafood labels - Technology & science - The New York Times - msnbc.com
I've seen the caveman diet. Doesn't look very appealing. I mean the idea makes sense on paper but we have to remember several things.
We have evolved a lot
Our immune systems are much different. Many people will get food poisoning nowadays from undercooked food. Back then it was a "daily diet" so we were more accustomed. Just like I can drink some nasty shakes without getting queezy while others will vomit them up.
Its just boring.
I prefer the ideals behind the warrior diet. Basically you eat 1 meal a day. Drink tons of water and feel better. Lack of food and the hunger pangs will keep you body more alert. You won't have the crashes, and if you eat right you will actually lose weight. Your "feast" at the end of the night consists of veggies the protein then carbs. So by the time you fill up on veggies and meats there isn't too much room for carbs. I'm trying to find a link but its pretty much only in "book form" you have to pay for it to read it :/
good point fun - alaskin wild salmon is what someone wants. others that have been farmed have a food coloring adding i believe in their food so they are not white.
ducy - i am intrigued by the warrior diet. i don't know if it would work for me. i have bad workouts when i don't get enough protein and carbs before hand.
It takes some getting used to. Just like I couldn't stand training with ANY pre workout nutrition. Any carbs and proteins had to be taken a minimum of 6 hrs before. Any sooner I struggled. I am finally getting back to being able to take a small meal an hour or so before. But then again my squat is barely up to 175 for 5 again. Pretty disappointing but 6 months of crappy dieting and almost no leg training does that.
We haven't evolved all that much, Ducy, judging by some of the attitudes on this site but oh well - and no, they did cook the meat before eating it - had to, our teeth, and diigestion, aren't up to the job of eating it raw.
[QUOTE=funinthesun;269507]If eating a lot of fish, it's also important to have a reputable supplier and wild fish are usually more healthful than farm raised. For those interested in why a reputable supplier is important....
[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43189771]NYT: Something fishy about seafood labels - Technology & science - The New York Times - msnbc.com[/QUOTE]
May I add that of the bio-industry of mass production; fish farms are most animal friendly. The logic behind this would be that fish simply die or stay very tiny when not taken care of in a fish-friendly manner.
Yet; they are fed antibiotics to prevent deceases and hormones to speed up growth daily. In some fish chemical pigments are used to add a "healthy" color of for example salmon. Their offspring is often deformed, which is why they need to catch young fishes to add to the fish farm to sustain population.
The story of wild fish isn't as pink-shaded as you'd think either. There is the mercury as mentioned. Also: they are often caught with massive fishing boats that not only threaten to distinct several species of fish by eliminating entire populations, but also sharks, dolphins, seaturtles, etc find their death in these nets.
To help make a conscious decision on which fish to (not) eat the WWF has composed a list. It may not help when they are "fishy labeled", you can't beat it all. But it may add some! The fish are divided by region and given a color. Like: green means there is no overfishing, farmed with care, minimal damage to nature.
[url=http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/how_we_work/conservation/marine/sustaina... - Sustainable seafood: Consumer guides
Off course, people are crazy behind diet and exercise. If you want to live a healthy life then these both the things are very important. I also do regular exercise and yoga. Your mind power can be increased, improve concentration and you can feel feel stress free.
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Oh then this diet musta been different from the one I've seen(page wouldn't load when I clicked the link).
Another very efficient type of dieting which I will be startitng up is carbohydrate cycling. Not granted this tends to work the best for people working out when adjusted it can still work decently for those with a sedentary lifestyle.
Hey guys just gonna stop in and update. I am officially NASM certified. I took my test this morning and passed!
SWEET DUCY!! that is great, congrats.
Congrats, Ducy! :)
HURRAY for Ducy!!!
Redroses has asked me to comment specifically on probiotics and enemas. Otherwise having lost interest in this thread, I have not been following it.
Probiotics, indeed, can help in Ducy's words, "if you need them." The intestinal tract has all sorts of stuff in there. Some you do not even want to know about. Some of us, for whatever reasons, kill off some of the "good bugs" allowing the "bad bugs" to run rampant. The difference between good and bad is often simply what there are too many of eating up the ones that there are too few. A problem, for instance, after prep for a colonoscopy is that the ecological balance of the intestines has been upset. This is not unlike douching upsetting the balance in the vagina. Probiotics are groups of live bacteria known to be needed in there and a dose of them LIVE can help rebalance everything. That assumes that you are getting the right ones, so the purveyors of probiotics use a generic mixture of those that are most commonly needed. Hence, Ducy's wisdom: "if you need them." Generally, they cannot hurt and may actually help.
Enemas. Ah, yes, the old colonic cleansing. If you need an enema, nothing can take its place. Say, on heavy duty, post-operative pain killers that usually plug us up. You should see what is done in the Emergency room when someone shows up not having pooped for a week and in terrible pain. THAT is an enema, using tools that look as though they were designed for the garden. Generally, the enema removes minor blockages and gives "better access" when a doctor needs to see things in there. In the last ten years, the enema has nearly disappeared for this purpose in preference for oral applications that really cleanse from the top down rather than the bottom up. Unnecessary enemas? Useless. Nothing is accomplished but, recent studies on placebo are encouraging. If you think an enema will make you feel better, by god, it does.
My recommendation to patients, whether or not they think they need help, is much simpler, much cheaper and really needed with western diets. So-called "fibre therapy." It is virtually impossible to consume enough fibre in Europe and similar places - U.S., Canada, Australia, N.Z., etc. Even high firbe foods have been processed to the point that they are pre-digested and useless. Every health food shoppe and discount store has large, white, wide-necked, plastic bottles with a colorful lid and one of many brand names on the label. Usually with the laxatives, it is sub-titled "fibre therapy" and the key ingredient is "psyillium" or "psyillium husks." A HEAPING tablespoon in a full pint glass; stir vigourously and down it like a beer. Every day. For the rest of your life. Not a fad but necessary supplements to a fibre low diet.
Fiber is probably the worst tasting supplement that I look forward to drinking lol. Its bland, kinda grainy, and is nasty in room temperature water, but like I tell a lot of people who come to the gym. You have to "eat" for function not taste. I don't like veggies yet I eat them with every meal. I don't like fiber but lemme tell you, (especially in a high protein diet) it makes everything so much easier!
[url=http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fiber/]Fun With Fiber: The Real Scoop | Mark's Daily Apple
Thank you Brandye for taking your time to reply. And once again; thank you for your insights! :)
Guess I'll continue the yakult each morning. And I use psyllium+inuline. Right now they're prescribed "in case of need" and for no longer than 2 weeks in a row. If I take them for a longer period of time; it feels like I'm stuffed with fluff like Winnie the Pooh:rolleyes: Perhaps I need to take a lower doses daily? Perhaps skip the inuline-tablet and only take a sachet of psyllium? Will experiment with that!
Thank you for the explanation. Perhaps I'll get over my fears and try an enema one day. If it doesn't cause me harm, but could do good -even if not medically/scientifically proven- than who knows? I sometimes use homeopathic medication. And although my brain screams that this can't possibly work, since there is nothing in there that could cure, it has unexplainably helped me with some complaints where other meds failed. Since IBS in itself seems to be clouded in mystery, perhaps I'll take care of one mysterious phenomenon in some mysterious way :)
O, and what I like very much would be houmus! That seems to settle things every time :)
Psyllium + whatever can have a time limit. Just psyllium, not limits and do not take any chemical laxatives with it.
Thanks for the strong support, Ducy! Try the orange flavor or mix it with anything you like to drink.
Any legumes, Red, will help. Hummus is great as a dish or a supplement.
what is the nesscary fiber amount for a healthy diet? i have heard 25 grams for women and 30-35 grams for men.
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