I'm on a weight loss odyssey, having lost 45 lbs. and gained back some (I'm too scared to check how much, but less than a whole size.) I work out as much as I can (dance, ellipticals, yoga) and know how to eat a well-rounded low-calorie diet. I really do. Protein bar, Salad, Fish 'n' Wild Rice 'n' Veggies is my breakfast lunch and dinner most good days.
Anyway, I bought this bottle of Benefiber
on sale at the market, and I'm wondering whether I should start adding it to anything that will take it.
My thinking is that in the Weight Watchers points system
grams of fiber are used to counterbalance consumed calories, so if I eat more calories than I want to metabolize, I could effectively reduce their absorption with "nature's broom."
But my concerns are that 1. It won't work to any noticeable extent and 2. It's not far from bulemic use of laxative. Which I admit, I tried one time. I would never, ever do that again.
It it too nutty to try, or harmful in any other way?