Men: Do you get 38 grams of Fiber?


A few days ago I was looking into weight loss yet again. An article from the FDA and another from WebMD about fiber intake. Women need 25 grams per day and men need 38 grams per day, saying the average American gets about 15 grams per day. I thought that was untenable, 38 grams per day? What do I need to be eating? Wheat stalks and celery? So I began a fiber count yesterday and found it is reachable, even for someone like me that has so many food allergies.

Here is how my fiber count went:

  • two glasses of Metamucil in the morning, 2 hours apart: 12
  • Grape Nuts cereal, 1/2 cup:   7
  • Hamburger on Whole Wheat buns, romaine lettuce:    6
  • Handful peanuts, Handful dried Blueberries:   5
  • Chicken Breast, mashed potatoes, green beans:   5
  • Tuna Sandwiches on Whole Wheat:   6

Total Fiber:                                                                                41

So getting your total fiber in every day is doable, just by making smart choices. Add in 30 minutes exercise each day for better health.

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