How do you Increase Your FIBER w/o having to Take More Insulin/Carbs?

Maybe add to your New Yrs Resolution?

1. We're Supposed to be Eating from 20-30 g's of Fiber a day or so they say..
2. And thus to Also having Regular BM's as well- R U REGULAR?
3. But It's been studied, the ave. Insulin Diabetic ave. less than ? 10 G's a Day
Mostly due to Reducing Carbs that have Fiber in them as well.. Less Fruit, Bread, Etc.. so we can take Less Insulin and Have better BG's
4. I yrs ago, I made a List of Most of my Mostly eaten Foods and ck'd on the Tot. G's of Fiber and came up with the Average of only 12-14 g's of Fiber a day..

Alternatives for Increasing our FIBER?
1. Try Oat Bran Tabs
2. FiberCom pills.
3. Physillium Husk powder, Flax seed Powder, Metimucil..
4. Apples? ave 2-3 g of Fiber, but 15 g of Carbs! 20% ratio

4. butt, FIBER CHOICE Tabs.. ave 4 carbs, but 4 g's of Fiber.. 100% ratio and Soluble Fiber at that, has been Best for me.. and I also use them Instead of Glucose tabs to keep BG's Up..get both riase BG's & Fiber all-in-0ne.. quarter-size tablet..

But watch the Carbs.. And your BG's I have to take some insulin when I take any of the above, since it has? Carbs... ( ave 1 unit per 8 carbs)

I piece of Wheat Bread, having 2-3 g's of fiber, but has 16-18 Carbs
I take Fiber Choice instead as a Booster for my Increasing my Tot Fiber Intake

I tried getting some Corn Stalks and chewing on them, but that got messy..especially made a Mess in the Trunk of the car, going to a Farm Field and Pulling them out, roots and all ..


What's your ideas on getting more Fiber , with Less Carbs = Needing less Insulin?

I eat a 100% Flaxseed Meal muffin, every morning… Home made. Takes 1 min to make in the microwave. All the fiber… None of the awful carbs.

One word: “Shirataki Noodles.”

Ooops, actually that is two words. But still all the fiber, none of the carbs

Ooops, actually the Tofu Shirataki has like 1g of carbs, the regular has none.

But you can trust my advice, I never make a mistake.

I don’t ever eat anything weird like shiritaki noodles, but I end up getting fiber without the carbs, through WASA bread, lots of green vegetables, and the occasional apple or berries.

Do you all minus the fiber from your carb count—that is one thing I dont do. I run high so I would rather account for a higher carb count when I bolus. Cant wait to try the muffin and add the results to my food journal. I like the Kellogg fiber bars for my morning fix. Don’t have one in front of me to see the ratio but seems to work for me.

Lots and lots of green veggies, I bake using soy, buckwheat, & garbonzo bean flour and flax seed meal so very few carbs and lots of fiber per serving. Nuts and seeds have lots of fiber and little carbs also. Good stuff. I average 45-60 grams of fiber per day.

Benifiber, add it to almost anything, baking, drinks water.

spelt pasta tastes good, has less carbs and more fiber

Raw veggie platter with or without dip. Very lightly grilled vegetables. Beans; eat instead of some of the other carbs. Fruit, put some fruit in your meal plan.

Looks good, can you buy flaxseed meal in a supermarket or is it in a health food store. How many carbs are in that muffin?

I get mine at the supermarket, though I’m sure a health food store might have it too… With the specialty flours. The nutritional info and carbs are listed at the bottom. It’s all fiber, and some erithrytol which does not raise blood sugar. Total Carbohydrate 18 grams, Dietary Fiber 10 grams; Erythritol 8 grams, Sugars 0 grams. If you don’t add any Truvia, than it’s ALL just fiber. lol

Miracle noodles have no soy. Zero carbs, zero calories.

Chia seeds have a ton of fiber, healthy Omega 3 fats & taste great. Unlike flax seeds which go rancid quickly when ground, chia seeds don’t have to be ground to be digested & have a long shelf life. I sprinkle them on salads, veggies, use them in baking, add them to protein shakes. Never tried it, but you can make pudding from chia seeds by just adding water & flavoring. The seeds gel quickly & can also be used as a thickener.

Well Beans? High Carbs… 1/2 cup ave 25 c’ s, Fruit? Like an Apple? Again, High carbs ave 25 c’s and have to eat at least 4 per day… as for veggies? have to eat about 6 cups a day to get 20-25 g’s of Fiber…and again, Alot of Carbs…Fiber Bars? ave 20 carbs… only ave of 4g of fiber, so would need to eat ave 5 of them a day and that would also get expensive…

The Muffin idea is A good one, only one problem? Being a Guy and not a Chef, I don’t bake… Wonder if Any Store Bought Brands would come close enough?

A guy gave me this recipe. If you can dump things in a coffee mug, mix them, and put it in the microwave for 1 minute, than you can do this recipe. lol

Never seen a decent low carb muffin. Really is easy to make muffins. One bowl & a muffin tin. Takes 5 minutes to prep.

Endless variations on what could be added–poppy seeds, lemon extract, lemon zest, maple extract, banana extract. You can add chia seeds for more texture & more fiber. Just sprinkle on top before baking.

Makes 12 muffins, 2 carbs per muffin

1 1/4 cups almond flour (or golden flaxseed meal, or 1/2 of each)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

Artificial sweetener equal to 3/4 cup sugar.

4 large eggs, beaten

1/4 cup virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup water

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Use cupcake liners for no clean-up.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the rest of them.

  2. Let batter stand 5 minutes, pour into the muffin tin. Bake for about 18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean & muffins just barely start to pull away from the sides of the tin.

See, now THAT is real baking, Dennis. lol One coffee mug and 1 minute in the microwave is no big thing. :smiley:

PS–Forgot to add that I use zero carb powdered stevia or zero carb liquid Splenda. If you use granular Splenda, it has carbs.

You can sub melted butter for coconut oil. If salted butter, cut the amount of salt by half.

I have these flax muffins every morning for breakfast, they are very useful in dealing with dawn phenomenon as they have almost no carbs. I also am not much of a cook, but these are really easy. Only 1 minute in the microwave.

They were amazing!!! thank you, anymore microwave recipes

Aside from my Peanut Butter Cups,, I don’t have more microwave meals I can think of, right now… Ummm… I do know that you can use flaxseed to make pancakes, too… I think one is 2 servings, and the other is 1… I’m not sure. Haven’t made it yet.


super simple flaxmeal pancakes (1 serving):

3 tbs flaxmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 packet sweetnlow/splenda/whatever
1 egg

mix together and fry in a good amount of butter (it soaks it up) serve plain or with sugar free syrup (their suggestion, not mine… I don’ trust sugar free things in the stores. lol)