Can someone tell me about psyhillium husks please?

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  1. Heaven can wait

    Heaven can wait Silver Member

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    Hi , Can anyone help please?:confused:
    Keep hearing about psyhillium husk, whats it for , where do you get it , whats it like , does it affect your weight loss?
    I have an idea it may be to help you keep regular, but thats about it really.
    cheers
    Cx
     
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    I too had no idea, but wikipedia helped me understand them a bit better:
    Looks like they sell it in health stores:

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    But not sure how much they are.

    I don't think they affect your Ketosis, hence why alot of people tend to use them when on LL.
     
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    I bought the husks in H&B for about £11.99 (I think). I suffer really badly from constipation, and was looking for a healthier way out. Having said that, I really cannot take to them. I have tried mixing in with my sweet packs to make a custard, or a muffin, drinking alone and other things. I just dont like the feeling or texture and wont use the remaining pack.

    Others have had success with them tho, I suppose its a personal thing.
     
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    Have you ever tried Ann's savory pancake? its the only thing I can do!! everything else turns out like pond gloop!

    Hope Ann doesn't mind, here's her recipe.

    Mix a soup pack (not tomato) with 200mls of cold water.
    Once this is blended add 3 teaspoons of husks and blend again.
    Pour mixture onto a plate lined with baking paper and leave for 10 mins to thicken.
    Blast in microwave for 8-10 mins and serve!!

    Ok...not the best for the nutrients - left for 20 mins before eating and blasted in the micro but I suppose its better than constipation!!

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    Hi heaven can wait

    I mix 3 teaspoons of husks in my crisps everyday and it keeps you kind of regular. Other than that I just found it disgusting to take in any other form. It looks like something left at the bottom of a bird cage he he
    Doesnot affect your diet though and better than taking laxatives, they are very healthy apparantly and my friend was given them when she did a detox from the chinese herb man

    Good luck on your weight loss !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Oh yeah...forgot to say.

    No carbs, no calories. They are just dietry fibre....not nice by themselves!!:jelous:
     
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    Hi

    I mix them with some water and the lemon podr stuff and then just drink it straight down.Seems ok and does do the trick

    Sam
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    Thanks everyone, Mini the link you listed dosent work, any suggestions ?
    Love c
     
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    I've taken Psyllium Husks since week 3. I don't mind them too much - I let my shake sit for 5-10 minutes and the husks thicken them and I've always liked thick shakes. They can be abit bitty but at least they have no flavour - to be honest the constipation I suffered in week 2 was the worst experience yet - I was on the loo for a whole hour in alot of pain - I never, ever want to go through that again!! And so far the PH's have worked a treat.
     
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