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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber? - Psyllium Update
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 05:27:07 PM »
Psyllium Update....

Since I started taking fiber supplements (psyllium husk capsules) back on 11/2/2010, I've lost 7 pounds.

See post at: http://fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=1462.msg13321#msg13321 for the start of this experiment.

At this time, I can't say that extra fiber has helped to speed my weight loss (except for the first 2 weeks in F2S, I've always been a slow loser), it seems to have reduced the number of weight loss "stalls" and has made my regularity much better.

CONCLUSION: Although fiber may (or may not) help you break plateaus or lose weight any faster, it can't hurt and is very good for you in terms of reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood sugar, dramatically reducing colon cancer risk, and improving regularity.

Merry Christmas To You All!  :) :) :)
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 05:35:10 PM »
And we all want to be regular that is for sure !! :P

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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 06:32:55 PM »
Hi Tony, Where did you buy psyllium fiber? I would like to try it.  


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 #18 on: August 25, 2012, 01:23:31 PM »
Hi Tony, Where did you buy psyllium fiber? I would like to try it.  

Hi Audra! :)

I take Metamucil brand capsules every day for my psyllium fiber.

But you can get it from many sources.

Check Amazon.com;
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=psyllium+fiber&sprefix=psyllium+fiber%2Caps%2C289

Or "Now" brand at Netrition.com;
http://www6.netrition.com/now_psyllium_page.html
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2012, 01:08:52 PM »
Thank you Tony! :D

Hi Tony, Where did you buy psyllium fiber? I would like to try it.  

Hi Audra! :)

I take Metamucil brand capsules every day for my psyllium fiber.

But you can get it from many sources.

Check Amazon.com;
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=psyllium+fiber&sprefix=psyllium+fiber%2Caps%2C289

Or "Now" brand at Netrition.com;
http://www6.netrition.com/now_psyllium_page.html




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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 09:27:47 AM »
I want to try this! How much do I take a day? Does it have carbs?



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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 12:28:52 PM »
I want to try this! How much do I take a day? Does it have carbs?

Hi Thinisin! :)

Fiber is a carb... But it's one kind of carb that doesn't count toward the 20 per day.

Start with what's recommended on the package (or bottle).
You can always adjust up or down depending on your individual needs.

I've discovered that on those days when I need a bit more "help", I'll eat an OMM, too.
OMM is a miracle food! ;D

Tony
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Re: Breaking Plateaus with Fiber?
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2012, 08:19:09 AM »
Thanks!! I had bought some in my pantry & never used it :-) Now I will!