Start Weight:(23 Aug 14) 185.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Apr 17) 155.8 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: John10251's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

I have been using Fatsecret for about four years. I had lost around 20 pounds from my heaviest weight before I joined Fatsecret. The last 15 pounds was a struggle and that is when I decided I needed help and joined everyone here on Fatsecret. I used to use this site just to track my weight but never used the tools available here to track my food intake. I use my Fitbit to track activity and exercise. When I started taking advantage of the tools here and with the encouragement from supportive Buddies, things changed. This is an amazing website and fantastic community. I'm happy I joined.

My profile picture is showing my potbelly that motivated me to do better. It was taken about the time I discovered Fatsecret. I can only imagine what I looked like 20 pounds before that. The last ten pounds have been the hardest. My true goal is 155 pounds but I have set my Fatsecret goal one pound lower than that. I consider myself to be in "Maintenance Mode" and that one pound helps me stay under 155. I keep using Fatsecret to help maintain my goal weight because it works for me...

Updated: Jan. 15, 2017

FatSecret member since: 24 Sep 12

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ended: 04 Jul 16
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John10251's Cookbook

cals: 47kcal | fat: 0.59g | carbs: 9.53g | prot: 3.04g
Cauliflower Rice II
A no carb rice substitute.
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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Every morning after voiding and before eating breakfast or drinking any liquids. Sometimes I have to make adjustments if I return to the bathroom before eating...
posted 09 Feb 2017, 09:55
I also suggest you ask your doctor. That's what I did. The answer may as simple as adding insoluble fiber and/or drinking plenty of water but your doctor is the one to ask...Neutral
posted 24 Dec 2016, 10:04
I'm the person who started this thread. I was interested in finding out other people opinions and experiences with dietary fiber. Thank you to everyone who replied thus far. I think that it is actually a very personal subject and is seldom discussed publicly. I also think that that fiber is so important that it needs to be talked about.

It's been discussed the different types of fiber and their differences. It was mentioned if we eat a balanced diet that we will consume enough soluble fiber. I agree. My concern is that not everyone attempting to loose weight may not be eating a diet that contains enough soluble fiber. I encourage everyone to make sure you get enough soluble fiber daily. In short, eat your veggies...

Here's my personal experience with insoluble fiber. When preparing to have my first Endoscopy I complained to my Gastroenterologist about difficulty eliminating and the small size of my stool since aging. He suggested I add insoluble fiber to my diet daily. It worked wonders. Not only did it make going easier, it made them larger. Although I do not consume insoluble fiber daily at this time I still have the ease and bulk of my younger days. I do make it a point to eat plenty of non-starchy veggies these days. Occasionally, I take insoluble fiber, especially after a large meal off my plan. I do think there are health benefits from consuming fiber...
posted 21 Dec 2016, 10:58
Great article. Thanks for posting!!!
posted 14 Nov 2016, 07:51
Do you feel that fiber has any importance in weight loss, maintenance or good health in general?
posted 20 Oct 2016, 18:24
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