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Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« on: November 06, 2010, 03:32:30 PM »
I may have stumbled upon something that may help break plateaus without adding a single net carb.

I recently started paying attention to the amount of fiber I get everyday.
Most veggies high in fiber also have at least some net carbs but I wanted to add fiber without net carbs.

Although I get an average of 31 grams of fiber a day from what I eat (according to FitDay.com), I supplement that with 4 caps of psyllium fiber 3 grams each (twice a day, morning and night) for an added 12 grams per day (43 grams daily total).
I started this last Tuesday 11/02/2010.

My weight was on a plateau for the last week and a half of October and first week of November.
But today, the scale says I lost 1.6 pounds!!!  ;D ;D ;D

I also noticed since I added the extra fiber that I now have "regular" BMs.
Before the added fiber, not so much.

I remember beebs asking; "HOLY POOP!!! Where did Gary (Katary) go?" after he submitted a recent "after" picture.
And Doug responded, "That's exactly where Gary went..... Holy Poop!".

I'm hope adding fiber will minimize future plateaus.
At least it's helping to keep me regular!  ;)
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 12:35:59 PM »
Hi gang!  :)

We all know the importance of getting plenty of fiber in our diets for weight loss and good health.
Here's a web page that does a great job describing all the benefits of taking psyllium fiber.

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/psyllium-000321.htm

Since my last post about this (below) on 11/06/2010, I have lost another 2.4 pounds!
The psyllium really seems to be working!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 12:43:50 PM »
Way to go tony big 30 Lb mark  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 12:50:32 PM »
Way to go tony big 30 Lb mark  ;D ;D ;D

It's so encouraging to reach major milestones like that!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Slow but sure, the "new and improved" me is emerging!
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 01:37:52 PM »
Ever heard of the song
 
" I'm coming out I want the world to know I let the SUGAR go "" 
 Probably not cause I just added to the original .LOL

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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 02:11:10 AM »
WTG Mouseissue!! (High five)!!
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 08:37:49 AM »
That's great Tony, I'm very happy for you! ;D ;D
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 08:46:33 AM »
Yay Mouseissue!!  WTG!  A 30 pound weight loss is amazing!



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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 09:38:15 AM »
Way to go Mouseissue! I knew you would be successful! ;D

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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 08:31:23 PM »
Thank you all for the Kudos!  :) :) :)

I could not help it and stepped on the scale again today and dropped another pound.
Boy oh boy!... I hope this keeps up for a while!  ;D
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 10:59:42 PM »
hey everyone:) hows it going? I've been absent from class:( but Tony's thread just caught my eye.... i have to tell you all that since I've been maintaining my weight the only thing that i have been concerned with is eating low carb foods...... i have not been the least bit concerned with portion control or with when i eat ...... generally i just snack low carb thru the day and eat as much low carb food as i desire in the evening ...... i also have ended my day with breyers carb smart ice cream each nite..... and i have yet to gain a single pound.. i think that once your body adjusts to your new person that as long as you eat low carb you'll be safe and stay where you are at!!!!! it was cool today i met a person that i hadn't seen for at least 15 years and they commented on how they didn't recognize me because i had lost so much weight.... but when i last saw them i was actually at least 50 lbs lighter than i was when i started FTS:) bottom line it is a breeze to stay at your new weight so long as you have the mindset that you will not allow yourself to slide back into your old way of life..... i apologize for not having time like i used to,but i literally work all week m-f and well i spend the weekends with family:) it feels good to be able to contribute to society again.....but i feel like i am letting my FTS family down in some way:( now i am rambling on......just wanted to say i love you guys/gals and also wish you all the best of luck in your journey to good health and a longer life with your loved ones!!!! c ya peace out!



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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 08:42:26 AM »
Katary, you are not letting us down.  The point of you having a new life is to live it to the fullest.  We just appreciate you checking in with us once in a while to let us know that maintaining your weight loss has been no problem.  I find it so inspirational to hear this.  When I started eating the FTS way, I was hoping it would be something that I could incorporate into every day life and you obviously have done this.  So thanks for dropping in to visit the "family", a short visit is better than none at all. 



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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2010, 09:46:21 AM »
*HUGZ* Katary! Always a pleasure to hear from you! ;D

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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2010, 01:29:11 PM »
Hello Gary!  :)

You are living the life we all hope to achieve. It's nothing to apologize for.
Spending your life with those you love is nothing short of wonderful.

Like Shihtzumom1 says, your occasional visit with us sharing your experiences as the "new you" helps keep the rest of us inspired and hopeful of a lifelong transformation into "new" people. That not only are our goals reachable, but they are maintainable with a very pleasant low-carb lifestyle.

The reason I started consuming more fiber (psyllium to be exact), is that my regularity was getting a bit "irregular".
I believe losing extra weight is a nice side-benefit.
But I do not place the emphasis for weight loss on fiber.

Like you, I firmly believe that limiting my net carb intake is what is most responsible for my weight loss.
You my friend are living proof of that!  :)

God bless you and your family pal!
Looking forward to hearing from you again soon!

Tony
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 02:07:23 PM »
We just miss you and your pork rinds. Giggle.  :P