How much physillium husks ?

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  1. katona

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    Restarted cd yesterday. Managed the whole day ss quite easily. Have decided this time to add physillium husks to my shakes. I put a small tablespoon in two shakes. Has anyone got any idea if this is enough or should I be adding more ?
     
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    I normally put a teaspoon in a shake if I still want to drink it. In the winter, I make up a shake with hot water, pour it into a bowl, sprinkle on 2 or 3 teaspoons of PH and whisk it in to make a porrige (yum). I also put 2 teaspoons in soup to make a thick broth (bit like lentil soup consistancy).

    As we're not having much in the way of fibre on this diet, it's ok to have more than the 2 tsps per day recommended on the pack. You just have to fiddle around to see what suits you and what 'works'. :)
     
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    Thanks R.D so the 2 tablespoons should be enough ! I'm gonna try the soup thing, though when I first bought P.H I put some in a ten cal soup and it went gluppy almost jelly like, couldn't drink it.
     
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    The secret is not to use freshly boiled water (I use 100ml cold water topped up to 350/400ml of boiling), not to use TOO much PH and not to over-mix. I can use my braun hand blender because I've been doing it for so long and I know how not to make it gloopy - but you'd probably be better off making up the soup as normal, pouring it into a bowl and whisking the PH in gradually with a fork or a balloon whisk. (Same technique as the porrige)

    In the cold weather, a toffee and walnut shake made as a porrige with some cinnamon sprinkled over really makes a 'proper' breakfast if you need it.
     
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    I used to use a level teaspoon.

    Shakes were fine but soups used to be too thick if I ever tried to add more than this.
     
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    Depends how thick you like 'em Lee ;)
     
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    Well I tried it with the cheese and brocolli soup and it wasn't too bad. I added a large tablespoon to half the mixture with cold water then nuked it in the microwave was'nt too bad I think you need to drink it pretty quick though, mind you I drink them all quick
    A teaspoon doesn't seem much perhaps two tablespoons will be too much ?
     
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    I reckon 2 tablespoons in one pack would be WAY too much.
     
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    thanx for the great info i am thinking of getting some of these as i think you need a bit of bulk inside cos you dont get a lot on here do you
     
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    That's the big downside of a VLCD ... psyllium husks soon put that right :)
     
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    I have two heaped TEA SPOONS twice a day.
    I mix them with a little bit of water flavoured with summer berry, and it's gone in about 5 gulps. I only have tetras and I wouldnt want to add it to those incase I spoil it. They are deffo worth getting though.

    xx sj xx
     
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