Will taking a fiber supplement help me stay full?
Asked by lcatalano28 on Feb 20, 2010
For example, will Metamucil make me feel full?
High fiber supplements – and high fiber foods like whole grains, legumes, and produce with the skins and seeds intact – do slow down digestion to help people feel full longer. To eat less at meals, some people take 1 to 2 teaspoons of Metamucil with a glass of water about 15 minutes before the start of the meal. Others eat Metamucil wafers in-between meals to stay full. But for high fiber supplements like the psyllium (Metamucil) to work, each dose must be accompanied by 8 ounces of water. Water makes the fiber expand and pushes it through the system. Water soluble fiber works better than water insoluble fiber to promote fullness.