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August 10, 2020 4:37 pm  

If I eat high fiber bread or cereal, what will that do to output?

 


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August 10, 2020 5:03 pm  

Generally speaking, fiber tends to bulk output, so you may need to empty your bag more often. Provided you have no history of blockages or anything like that, it should be fine. I eat a very high fiber diet these days. 

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August 10, 2020 9:33 pm  

I agree with Eric about fiber in general. I notice it most when I eat apples. I definitely have to peel them, and I usually try to stick to half an apple, because it does thicken things up. Luckily my husband is usually willing to eat the other half. 😀 Here in Washington we have lots of apples. Right now Honeycrisp are my favorite. They are so yummy! 

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August 11, 2020 2:34 am  

Hi all

I also would agree, as that happens to me too. Personally though I would much rather eat the foods I enjoy - and then be prepared to deal with the thicker output. I am always wary of potential blockages though so I do bear that in mind as well. Food for thought!

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August 12, 2020 3:23 am  

Fiber makes my output thicker also, especially soluble fiber like oatmeal.  

 

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August 12, 2020 4:08 am  

I believe fibre helps scrape the guts clean and are vital to good breath (from both ends...pardon me...on both fronts! lol! ) & to our overall health. I admit, my ever cautious eating habits have changed a lot this past year & a half. I eat a lot more fiber then I ever was able & am enjoying every morsel of it. This includes a bowl of homemade pot popped popcorn most nights. Something I missed horribly! I'm still cautious enough to peel fruits & veg I know I can't  break down & I do love  a cold crunchy salad most days. I put everything on it I have available but in moderation. A head of iceberg lettuce which breaks down easier then any other for me, is divided into 7 or 8 meals. Knowing where my narrowing & kinks are that caused them has helped in this matter!  Tho I ate pretty much the same as I do now,  only more fiber, I eat more often & smaller amounts. It only took 10 years to figure this out but at least it has now been figured out. Add to any meal about 4 glasses of fluid, before, during & after,  most meals depending on bulk. I still SWISH my fluids & foods inside my stomach too.   Blockages, if any are very minor now & few & far between. Knowing where my kinks & narrowing are have helped tremendously!! Laying down when the pain strikes & gentle tummy  massage also helps ease  my digestion. Lots of credit to Gas-X here too. 

Liza, Honeycrisp if you ask me are THE BEST APPLE!! I love fruit season in the Okanagan and this  year & I have had a change in allergies too.  For the first time in 40 years I am  able to eat "fresh" apples, peaches, apricots & plums! Oh my gosh! What " I " was badly missing!!!!!!!!  YUM! 

So, I stand by what I have said in previous forums on diets. Everything in moderation. Start out slow, small & often moving up to & not over doing it. Make like a train...chew, chew chew! Eat what you like & maybe share half of it ..like those yummy juicey apples  Liza & I enjoy so much! Eating to satisfy & a variety, not to fill but to satify is a huge change I made many years ago. Tho no longer on it, I learned a lot on a diabetic diet but unfortunately still deal with my bleeding gut and Severe Anemia. Some things just don't change. 

Sorry this is long.

 

Linda


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August 12, 2020 2:30 pm  
Posted by: @squeakyandliza

Here in Washington we have lots of apples.

Apples have been so frustrating this year! Fine, I'll blame COVID, but my goodness they should not be $2 / lb during the summer months! We grow them down the street! 

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August 12, 2020 4:09 pm  

Normally I go to Farmers Market most weekends in the summer, but Covid is still pretty rampant where I live and there are usually pretty big crowds. I did find a local orchard that allows u-pick. I went a couple weeks ago to get peaches. Next week they are expecting another variety of peaches to be ready to pick, along with gala apples. My favorite thing about summer is the fresh produce!!

-Liza
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August 14, 2020 2:59 pm  

I too eat a lot of fiber. Just go carefully. Like others have said, mind the peels and some things are easier if they are cooked. Chew well.  If I don't eat lots of fiber I tend to have very liquid output ( which makes for other problems).

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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