What foods do you eat to meet your daily fiber requirements?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve found it difficult too. Sometimes I have some fiber granola bars to help, but most often I’m taking a fiber supplement to help.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Flax seed in oatmeal or smoothes and avocados on.. er everything. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have gone right off fruit and most veges so I am definitely not meeting the requirement – Curious to see what other bees post.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Quaker High Fiber Oatmeal.  I also like Fiber One bars.  I still take a supplement just to make sure I get enough each day.  But I do try to have foods higher in fiber regularly in my diet, like whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, black beans, broccoli, or almonds.  I’m not big on fruit but I’ll have bananas every once in a while, they have a decent fiber content.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

cereal. I am eating grape nuts, bran flakes, etc. I makes sure it has at least 5-7 grams per serving and since a serving is relatively small in one good sized bowl I will get over 10 grams of fiber.

I am also eating a fair amount of fruit salad as well as cut up in yogurt sprinkled with cereal.

Unfortunately I just cant really eat any veggies.

If your eating bread be sure to buy some whole grain bread with as much fiber as possible and same goes for brown rice (6 g per ) instead of white, be sure to eat the skin on any potatoes you are eating

If you having trouble with plain fruit, try applesauce.

Also try beans. Bean soup, refried beans, other bean dishes like chili, bean salads, bean burgers.  IE have a bean burrito with brown rice and youll get a lot of fiber in that one dish.

You could get some wheat germ and sprinkle that in smoothies, in soups, in casseroles etc for extra fiber. Its a light nutty flavor and you wont notice it it most heavier dishes

Highest Fiber Foods (Bang for your Buck)

  • Raspberries fresh or frozen. Mix it in yogurt, by iteself, with oatmeal
  • Barley (buy the quick cooking kind and use it in soups or as you would rice)
  • Split pea soup, lentil soup, any bean soup
  • Artichoke- I cant do veggies but I seem to be able to eat this.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HappySky7:  Be careful with the flax seeds, I’ve been reading they cause early labor in some animals and have not been deemed safe for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women (I think that was the Mayo Clinic website).

I use chia seeds and raisins in my oatmeal every  morning, snacks of fresh fruits and veggies, fresh fruit in my yogurt (kiwi is really great if you don’t like berries), and salads at lunch. I rarely have constipation problems.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve been doing doube fiber english muffins and/or high fiber oatmeal for breakfast.  I’ll try and get a banana in at some point in the day but I hate them.  I’ve been trying to get at least 1-2 servings of a leafy green veggie in, too.  On top of it, I’ve been taking a fiber + calcium gummy to help supplement.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Pears have something like 6 or 7 grams of fiber each.  Apples have 5 grams of fiber.  I also keep celery on hand for snacking, paired with a tablespoon of peanut butter.  

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I eat a LOT of fruit (apples, bananas, pears), high-fiber cereal (I like shredded mini wheats), and crappy green veggies with dinner (peppers, zucchini, etc)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

BEANS! I eat them everyday. I have a slight obsession with black beans especially right now lol

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KH:  Really? Wierd. I’ve been taking flax for years. I measure 1-2 tbs. No issues thus far. Thankfully I’m not pregnant, nor do I ever plan to be. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HappySky7:  If you aren’t pregnant, than no worries! Because this was on the pregnancy forum, I assumed you were, sorry! If you aren’t pregnant, there is no reason to worry.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KH:  lol shows how much attention I pay. Oh well, fibre for all either way. 

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