Fat Burnin’ Friday: Fiber and Water = Good Results

Guess what??? The good news is just out up front – I lost 2 pounds. Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!! But, it certainly didn't just melt away from me *willing* it off. It involved, yeap – you guessed it – sweat and sacrifice!

I got my butt on that treadmill and I showed it who was boss – know what I'm talking about? :-) And, I stuck to our menu plan this week and that was a huge help. I tried to include whole grain foods that would keep me full longer. And, this always helps…

Fiber and Water = Good Results For Me

Did you notice the water in there too? Fiber without water = a very crampy bad situation! The suggested daily intake for fiber is 25-35 grams a day. Do you know how hard that is to get in? For me, it's VERY hard! So, I throw a little Benefiber in sauces/mixtures to get it in.

I know, I know – it's better to get your nutrients from food but have you tried to eat that much fiber in a day? You are eating nonstop and it's hard because you're really full so you actually don't want to eat, at least for me. When I can get the fiber from a good snack, it's like a SWEET bonus!

Fat Burnin' Pounds Lost since Jan 1-08: 32
Fat Burnin' Pounds to go: 8

Do you get enough fiber in? Any tips on what you do to get enough, or are you struggling like me :-) Let me know about that and your weight results too!

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19 Comments

  1. Laura on January 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Have you picked up the Benefiber drink mix ins at Walgreens this week? I like those and they are an easy way to get fiber and water! They are on sale 2/$10, and you get $5 RR. There are multiple $2 off coupons out–1/4, 12/14 and I think some others. After RR, that is $1 for 2 boxes!

  2. Mary H. on January 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Great tip on the fiber. I’m enjoying your site.

  3. Anonymous on January 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Great job Andrea!! I know how you feel .. about all of it, I’m still trying to lose my ‘baby weight’ and my baby is 5 .. Ouch! I’ve got about 15 more that I’d like to lose, that would get me down to what I weighed when I was in my 20’s so who knows if that’ll happen. Thankfully, I’m 6′ tall so I hide the extra weight well, except for the caboose following me :)

    I like the Fiber one bars too .. as well as mixing in Kroger brand bran buds (I think they are like 11 or 13g fiber per 1/3 c, Kroger brand has the most fiber that I have seen) in with my yogurt .. and now, if you use splenda, they have it with fiber.

    Keep up the great work, slap that treadmill silly!

    ~Chanin

  4. BG on January 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Fiber One bars!!!! 9 grams of fiber and 140 calories. And they are absolutely delicious to boot.

  5. Becky on January 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Way to go Andrea and way to show that treadmill who’s boss! You are a riot!!!!!

  6. Becky on January 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Congrats on the weight loss!! I have not gotten back at it yet! :o(

    For getting some fiber in, I like the packets that you add to a bottle of water. Special K and South Beach Living each have good ones that include fiber!

  7. Shawn on January 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Andrea-great job on the weight loss. You are an inspiration.

  8. Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net on January 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    @Laura – yes, we have some of those. I haven’t actually tried them yet but it’s good to hear someone who thinks they are decent!

    @Chanin – my baby is 9 :-) Well, the real *baby* is 19 months old but I am still packing the pounds from my 9 yo! Good tip on the yogurt/brand buds too.

    @BG – thanks for the Fiber One Bars reco. I’ve tried the muffins, but I’ll definitely have to buy some of those now esp since they have 9 g fiber – WOW!

    @Becky – actually, it did tried to kick my butt but I came out victorious :-)

    @Mary and Shawn – thanks for stopping by!!

  9. Melanie on January 10, 2009 at 3:26 am

    That is awesome! I have gained a little much over the past 18 months or so and it’s time to get off my butt and do something about it!

  10. MarciaBrady on January 10, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Hi…Congrats on your weight loss. That’s GREAT!!

    I’m new to this and haven’t actually started yet, but just set my goals and am restarting my gym membership tomorrow.

    Thanks for starting this!!

  11. Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net on January 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    @Melanie – get your “fat burnin'” on girlfriend!!

    @Marcia – I just dropped by your linky – good luck with this! Stop by whenever you need some encouragement :-)

  12. Angie on January 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations on the weight loss. I hopefully can follow your advice and footsteps.

  13. GrannyKaren on January 10, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Congratulations on the weight loss. I know how hard it is.

  14. Veronica on January 11, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Adding fiber- if you have kids that just love chocolate- try taking chocolate cake mix, add in a can of pureed pumpkin, bake in cupcake pans. They are a bit sticky but then the kiddos get fiber without you having to shove it down their throat!

  15. Anonymous on January 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Great Job on the weight loss. I have to show my machines who is boss. I need to lose a few extra holiday pounds
    I love Kashi products. The basket looks yummy.

    Teresa
    [email protected]

  16. Heather & Stephanie on January 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Andrea,
    I am ready to follow you this entire year with Fat Burnin’ Friday. I spent all of 2008 working with a trainer and did well on weight loss and ran a 5k. I am going to try an d link to you every week on my blog, and post my progress. My trainer weighs me every 8 weeks and I’ll be posting that progress as well as weekly posts about how my week went, and healthy deals too. Good luck and I llok forward to following along with you ths year!
    Stephanie @ Shopping Without Money Blog
    [email protected]

  17. CTgirlinKS on January 13, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Congratulations on the weight loss! All that sweat and grit paid off. Keep up the inspiration!

  18. AmyInAkron on January 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    My tip is WATER WATER AND MORE WATER!! Keeps you regular and keeps hunger in check!

  19. Erin on January 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    We’ve started eating more fiber in our household also. We are trying to view it as a lifestyle change. One product we have found in our searches is Brownberry’s Double Fiber Bread. It has 6 grams of fiber in one slice. We also found out from the Mayo Clinic that split peas have the most grams of fiber of any vegetable.

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