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Brad263
09-06-2007, 08:15 AM
I have been bulking for probably a few weeks now and my stomach is killing me. Turns out all that protein and shakes I am drinking are plugging me up. I called my sister she is a chiropractor so she took a lot of medical, fitness, and biology classes and told her my diet. She told me it sounded like I needed more Dietary Fiber in my diet. So how are you guys doing it? She said I can eat raw veggies, a bunch of them, or just get some premixed fiber stuff. Any ideas? Maybe if I just mix some medimusal into one of the shakes or just drink some before bed. Don't want to ruin my weight gain shakes though and make them taste bad.

Between breakfast and lunch I drink this shake: milk, yogurt, jelly (cheap way to get more flavor plus 100 calories), protein powder.

Between lunch and dinner I drink this shake: milk, chocolate syrup, Peanut Butter, protein powder.

Decker87
09-06-2007, 08:17 AM
Fiber One cereal looks and tastes like rabbit food.
Fiber One + Yogurt tastes just like yogurt.

Brad263
09-06-2007, 08:25 AM
Fiber One cereal looks and tastes like rabbit food.
Fiber One + Yogurt tastes just like yogurt.

You think it would still taste like yogurt if I blend it into my morning shake?

RedSpikeyThing
09-06-2007, 08:40 AM
How much fibre are you currently getting?
If you're not eating whole wheat stuff already, switch! Also eat lots of fruits and veggies.


Fiber One cereal looks and tastes like rabbit food.
Fiber One + Yogurt tastes just like yogurt.

this man speaks the truth. Throw in some protein powder too.

growthrep
09-06-2007, 08:43 AM
I eat a TON of raw veggies, usually in the form of creative salads with a zesty sweet onion dressing. Tuna tends to be "binding" and I eat lots of it so I make sure and eat my veggies.

KingWilder
09-06-2007, 08:47 AM
whole grains and veggies...lots

20-25g of fiber a day easy

Brad263
09-06-2007, 08:58 AM
Thanks guys I will have to pick up some fiber one and switch to whole grain breads and stuff for sandwiches. I always liked veggies and fruits so adding it to my diet won't be hard. I guess I have just been so busy stuffing my face with high calorie, carb, and protein stuff I didn't even think about the veggies I haven't been eating lately.

getfit
09-06-2007, 08:58 AM
green beans-whole grains.

RedSpikeyThing
09-06-2007, 09:02 AM
I guess I have just been so busy stuffing my face with high calorie, carb, and protein stuff I didn't even think about the veggies I haven't been eating lately.

that'll plug ya right up

growthrep
09-06-2007, 09:17 AM
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/wwheat.html

An oldie but a goodie imo.

monkeyarms
09-06-2007, 09:53 AM
i hate veggies, so I eat whole wheat breads/tortillas/waffles + potatoes + raisin bran + daily fiber supplement. My wife buys the fiber bars, but they're too expensive for my taste.

smalls
09-06-2007, 12:52 PM
whole grains and veggies...lots

20-25g of fiber a day easy

Agreed, I get all my "necassary" fiber from oatmeal alone, let alone the brown rice and fruits/veggies. I can't imagine being on a bulk and not getting enough fiber. IMO you should not need a fiber supplement on a bulk ever.

cphafner
09-06-2007, 12:54 PM
oatmeal and green veggies (mainly brocolli)

Binbs
09-06-2007, 02:37 PM
Im glad someone brought this up.

My stool has been kinda hard lately and I didn't understand why. So I went on wiki to look for some answers and found out that I prolly was not eating enough veggies and fruits.

Not to hijack this thread but the fiber should be cleaning out the colon correct?

Brad263
09-06-2007, 02:43 PM
I don't think it would necessary "clean you out" it will just help you become regular again. So it will be like it used to be and you won't have problems anymore. If you want something to clean you out get some exlax.:p

Binbs
09-06-2007, 02:47 PM
haha, I dont know if I need something to clean me out, But these days there are so many informercials on TV about colon cleansing to get all the toxins out of the body that Ive become confused and curious at the same time about that subject.

Ramstein85
09-06-2007, 03:00 PM
Oatmeal/banana/ALL BRAN/whole wheat bread = usually gets my 25g of fiber a day

Trevor M.
09-06-2007, 03:16 PM
I get about 30grams of fiber or more for breakfast easily.
For instance, today I had (for breakfast) One can of organic pinto beans (385Kcal,28gFiber,21gProtein), 2 organic hard boiled eggs(140Kcal,12gprotein,0fiber),1cup organic mixed veggies(130Kcall,6gprotein,6gFiber), 2 pieces organic whole wheat bread(200Kcal,10gProtein,6gFiber), 2 cups organic apple juice with 2tablespoons of rice protein(340Kcal,24gprotein,2gfiber)
Along with that I had some other small stuff.

Overall a nice light breakfast of about 1,200Kcal,42Grams of fiber, and 69 grams of protein.

Guido
09-06-2007, 03:44 PM
Fruits + veggies plus I eat Clif bars and whole grain cereal. That's more than enough fiber for me.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
09-06-2007, 05:12 PM
Veggies, oats, etc...

BFGUITAR
09-06-2007, 06:27 PM
One apple with core has a bit over 5 grams of fiber. I love eating the core.

onecrazycowgirl
09-06-2007, 09:40 PM
BF, that is SICK. My *horse* sometimes eats around the core.

All great suggestions here - I definitely second the fruits, veggiess, and whole grains.

Also, when you're reading labels and there's a differentiation between soluble /insuluble fiber, you're currently concerned with insoluble. :)

shootermcgavin7
09-07-2007, 08:26 AM
Lots of vegetables, a couple servings of wheat pasta, and some sort of sandwich on wheat bread pretty much does the trick for me.

Bikkstah
09-07-2007, 08:32 AM
Apples/Bananas and whole-grain bread.

Adam
09-07-2007, 11:10 AM
Allbran cereal
Oatmeal
Vector cereal has some fibre