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Old 04-23-2009, 05:42 PM
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I found the paragraph Mr.Hughes wrote about catabolic foods very interesting. Also i had a look at the links he posted. I got alot of useful information from it. It's going to help me because i need to shed a few pounds for an upcomming tournament myself
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:05 PM
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The point is to eat fibrous carbs. Fiber is a carbohydrate that isn't digested by the body, so when the body tries to break it down, it does spend extra energy trying to digest it, especially versus simple carbs which break down very easily. They're not "negative calories" as some sites like to say it, but they are definitely beneficial. 25g of fiber a day minimum helps clean the digestive system as well as decrease "bad" cholesterol, and even prevent many digestive diseases and disorders.

FYI, most Americans get only 10g of fiber a day. 1 cup of most beans will give you that
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:20 PM
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Anyone have any good fiber tips? Beens trying to up my dossage but it's tough.
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I have cut weight before but always the wrong way. Doing it all at the last minute and having it effect preformance. Im gonna try to do it gradually the right way this time.
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To be brief:

Most fresh fruits (apples, raspberries, apricot, etc.)
Most fresh vegetables (broccoli, artichoke, etc.)
Beans (any)
Grains (corn, brown rice, oats, etc.)
Nuts & seeds (peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.)

This has some good variety:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hig...-foods/NU00582
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49479.asp

As for breads, Mrs. Baird's makes some nice high-fiber breads. She has one bread called "Fiber Plus" that contains 6g of fiber per slice. Just 2 slices of toast with breakfast and 1 sandwich, you've easily gotten 24g of fiber

You'll see, it's very easy to get 25g of fiber each day. Just make sure each meal contains a nice, fibrous carb, and one of the healthy fats listed above.
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I have cut weight before but always the wrong way. Doing it all at the last minute and having it effect preformance. Im gonna try to do it gradually the right way this time.
You'll also find that doing it gradually helps keep it off. So many people want to drop 20 pounds in 3 weeks, yet, the put it back on immediatel