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food for pear shaped people

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2013 at 1:03 AM

The q says it all... I hear high fiber foods are good for us women out there? Things like beans, edamames, etc.... Any other high fiber foods that are good..? All to help out in weight loss, of course.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on June 11, 2013
at 03:53 AM

source-another pearl of wisdom (or gem-emerald i suppose) from the great and powerful DrOz today.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

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on June 11, 2013
at 03:30 AM

Sounds WAY to restrictive...no one could possibly follow such an eating plan and expect to be healthy or live a long life...now where's that sarcasm button cause god knows someone will take that as factual...

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on June 11, 2013
at 02:44 AM

caveat emptor when you accidently have dr oz ..better yet. Dont watch at all-he muddles things up and causes confusion.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 11, 2013
at 02:09 AM

One size fits most. ;)

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on June 11, 2013
at 01:25 AM

If you are seeking higher fiber foods, why not take a paleo approach instead of falling back into conventional mindset of beans being the only things that have fiber?

  • Insoluble fiber from green vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, and especially artichokes
  • Soluble fiber from grapefruit, carrots, parsnips, and squashes
  • Resistant starch from plantains, bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and other cooked-then-cooled starchy vegetables

While some green vegetables can upset some people (especially those watching FODMAPs intake), avoiding beans and getting dietary fiber from other sources avoids the painful bloating people get from eating the fermentable fibers in beans -- granted, be careful not to introduce new ones that hurt just as bad!

Introduce fiber slowly, if you are not already eating a lot. Some people actually eat too much fiber, which causes it's own set of issues.

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on June 11, 2013
at 01:38 AM

Eat primarily dark green vegetables and root vegetables. Don't ignore fruit, but it should be secondary to vegetables. Also include animal products red meat, pork, poultry, fish, organs, and eggs. Consume raw dairy as tolerated

Damn, sounds like the same paleo diet for everyone else.... crazy.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on June 11, 2013
at 03:30 AM

Sounds WAY to restrictive...no one could possibly follow such an eating plan and expect to be healthy or live a long life...now where's that sarcasm button cause god knows someone will take that as factual...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 11, 2013
at 02:09 AM

One size fits most. ;)

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on June 11, 2013
at 02:52 AM

I'm curious about the reason(s) your source(s) of information give that high-fiber foods are good for women. AFAIK, insoluble fiber (the kind most media outlets tout for health) works its magic by damaging the lining of the intestines, which forces the intestine to repair itself. Part of the repair process is to secrete slippery stuff (mucous), and those secretions help move things along. If there's an alternative to maintaining good intestinal transit time and well-formed bowel movements, I think that would be a healthier alternative to increasing the intake of fiber.

Accounts I've read on this forum and others indicate that increasing magnesium intake (dietary and supplemental) helps with bowel regularity, as does increasing the percentage of healthy animal fats you eat. Powdered psyllium seed (not the husks) is a good source of soluble fiber that can go in a smoothie or in yogurt (if you tolerate dairy), makes the intestinal tract slippery and nourishes the good gut bacteria as a bonus.

Be mindful of the amount of unfermented soy you eat, e.g., edamame. As a woman, a little bit of exogenous estrogenic compounds (like the genistein in edamame) is OK, but too much might unbalance your hormonal environment.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on June 11, 2013
at 03:53 AM

source-another pearl of wisdom (or gem-emerald i suppose) from the great and powerful DrOz today.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on June 12, 2013
at 01:04 AM

Don't be fixin' what ain't broke. Pear shape is ideal for women. Subfemoral fat has no correlation with all the bad things body fat is often associated with. Rock that junk in your trunk, it is the secret to healthy babies, a healthy brain, and a long life.

As far as what to eat, eat high quality food fit for humans that agrees with your digestion whenever possible.

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on June 11, 2013
at 11:26 PM

If you want more fiber, get it from paleo sources, like vegetables, fruits, sweet potatoes, and tubers. Beans contain fiber that is very difficult for humans to digest, and edamame contains those yucky phytoestrogens, which you want less of, rather than more of, as a pear-shaped female.

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