1. laura con

    I used to use this and for the last coupe of weeks I have been taking the Lady soma Fiber Cleanse.
    I have lost weight in these weeks, 5lb.
    I’ve found that when I have eaten I’ve not managed to eat as much as I previously did as I felt satisfied much quicker.

    • Phil

      Laura, thanks for your comment and I’m glad this product worked for you.
      I would much rather see you adding more high Fiber foods to your diet rather than a product to add fiber.
      You’re much more likely to continue to get the fiber you need, daily, and over a long period of time.
      Fiber isn’t something you should take once in a while and be done with it.
      A woman should have 30 to 35 grams of fiber every day.

  2. melanie

    Hey Phil,
    Well said and it’s exactly what happened to me. I tought that because I was training, that I should eat more protein to lose weight. I was taking too much of it and it became fat… Then, I met you and eating fiber made me indeed loose that fat.
    So thank you for enlighten us 🙂

    • Phil

      Hey Melanie, you are quite welcome and thanks for taking the time to read this article and leaving a comment.
      The additional fiber probably made you feel fuller faster and fiber costs a lot less than meat.
      Fiber it’s one of those… Win…Win…Win deals

  3. I know that fiber is very important to your body for proper nutrition, but I didn’t know all the why’s and all the many things that fiber does for the body. You explained in such a way that even a “dummy” could understand – “Fiber for Dummies”

    I didn’t know that there was “soluble” and “insoluble” fiber. I would like to know more about how to distinguish between the two, and how much of each is the best, IE, 2x more soluble than insoluble.

    I see from this article I need more water and more fiber to get my body back to the old lean, mean working machine that it used to be. Thank you for this great article!

    • Phil

      Hi Ken,
      My understanding is that “soluble” and “insoluble” fiber work hand in hand and that there’s little need for concern over the proportions of each in your diet. There’s still a lot of research being done on Fiber.

      I think as long as you’re getting your fiber from whole foods (whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds, and nuts) you’ll be fine.

      If you’re eating your fruits and vegetables, I also wouldn’t worry about taking in excess water. Drink when you’re thirsty, have water handy, but don’t obsess over it. If your urine is clear and not a light yellow, then you’re drinking too much.

      Ken, when we were kids we were told we needed 3 glasses of Milk every day. Guess who told us that? We never heard we needed 8 bottles of water a day until the bottled water industry took off. Consider the source of whatever you read or hear.

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