The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret

 
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It's time to revolutionize the way you think about dieting! Bestselling author Brenda Watson shares the remarkable secret that helped her take charge of her health and change her life forever. Now you can do the same! The Fiber35 Diet will show you how to lose weight and improve your health by taking advantage of the extraordinary health benefits of fiber. In recent decades, a change has taken place in America. In contrast to the fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains once prevalent in our diet, we now consume an overwhelming number and amount of processed foods filled with refined sugars and harmful trans fats. As a result, we have almost completely stripped our diet of what is quite possibly the most beneficial nutrient on the planet. In addition to helping prevent many of the major diseases of our time -- including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer -- fiber helps to increase satiety, reduce hunger, and actually decrease caloric intake. The Fiber35 Diet will show you how getting 35 grams of fiber every day is the key to losing weight and staying healthy for life. Unlike many of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets that currently saturate the market, the Fiber35 Diet is based on scientifically verified techniques clinically proven to help you lose weight. Most important, this diet corrects one of the most dangerous falsehoods of our time: that carbohydrates are bad. The Fiber 35 Diet teaches you a lifetime eating system that helps you shed pounds safely and effectively. This book includes: Straightforward, easy-to-understand concepts that have been researched in detail and clinically proven. A personalized weight loss formula based on how many pounds you want to lose. Recommendations about dietary supplements and nutritious food choices. Healthful and fiber-rich recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. A comprehensive strength and cardio training program designed to help you maintain your ideal body weight. Twenty years ago, author Brenda Watson was overweight, chronically tired, and battling constant health problems. Today she inspires hundreds of thousands of people just like you with her story of personal transformation. By starting the Fiber35 Diet, you are taking the first step on your own journey.

Customer Reviews:

  • I LOST 20 LBS AND & COUNTING
    I saw the PBS special and was facinated by the concept. I think fiber is such a neglected subject in the diet industry but probably because it's not profitable. Once you learn the concept and shoot for:

    ~10 grams of fiber for breakfast
    ~10 grams of fiber for lunch
    ~10 grams of fiber for dinner
    +snacks

    You are well on your way to weight loss. Before starting the plan I was diagnosed as pre-hypertension and pre-diabetic. Now, all my numbers are better with just being on the program for 4 months. I'm never hungry and I always feel satisfied.

    I haven't been doing any strenuous exercising, only walking the dog, minor strength training and playing my video games DDR and Nintendo Wii Sports (especially boxing). Also, even though Brenda's products are probably great, I have customized the diet to my likes and dislikes such as wheat tortillas, refried beans (in olive oil) and spanish brown rice. I have enjoyed reading food labels more and trying all the Kashi products such as their cereals, breakfast bars and pizza, but for me, a balance of soluble and insoluble fiber in it's most natural forms are best for intake/results.

    I also try to eliminate all trans fats and corn syrup from my diet. I'm down three pants sizes now and losing 1-2 pounds a week. The Fiber 35 program is so easy to follow. Ultrametabolism is another favorite of mine (another PBS lecture special). Highly recommended....more info
  • Yes to fiber...no to fake!
    I think Brenda Watson is correct in her assessment that eating a high fiber diet can help an individual lose weight. Doughnuts, chips, and candy which are all fiberless and nutritionless tend to pack the pounds on. Eating high fiber foods like whole grains, beans, and broccoli make you feel fuller, so you eat less. Many of us know the feeling of eating junk food and feeling bloated and then hungry pretty soon after.

    Brenda goes into depth in her book as to how fiber can be beneficial. She also recommends some interesting ideas such as using a sauna to speed up the metabolism and burn more calories.

    The disappointment with the book is that the actual diet and the plan for life relies not on real food but on the use of bars and shakes. I don't see anything wrong with drinking a shake or eating a bar, but I would prefer to eat real food and sadly, that is not in this plan.

    I noticed after reading other reviews that Brenda sells bars and shakes, so it does seem like she may have an agenda with the meal plan she proposes. Brenda does offer some great information on fiber, if she had offered a plan with bars/shakes and another plan with "real" food, this could have been a great book. But since she didn't I personally feel there are better fiber plan books on the market.

    ...more info
  • Fiber 35 Diet
    I definitely had more energy, and did lose five pounds, but it took three weeks to a month. I have to take a prescription that makes me retain all the water weight I can, so I am sure for someone else it would be really effective. I will definitely continue to incorporate its core principles into my eating habits....more info
  • 35 grams
    This book is not anywhere near as helpful as her other book Renew Your Life. The principal of the eating plan makes sense-35 grams of fibre. However, the book recommends you can use shakes to get the fibre. This does not work for me....more info
  • The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret
    This book was very informative and easy to navigate. The diet suggestions are very healthy and beneficial to anybody. I highly recommend it for anybody who wants to stay healthy throughout their life....more info
  • It's worth it
    I saw Brendas' PBS special and was very interested in the way she broke things down. I have had GI issues for many years, and I decided to give it a try. The book is simple to read, breaks all of the how's and why's down. Now, I like shakes as meal replacements because I don't have a lot of time to mess with anything and I found that giving myself too much decision making room with my meals is how I gained weight in the first place. I did look around for a high fiber shake that was not associated with this book and could not find anything on the market. So I ended up trying the FitSmart shake afterall. It was good and though a little expensive, it works well for me. Since I have started this plan, I have noticed that I feel better. I would recommend this book, especially if you like a more structured plan that's easy to follow. ...more info
  • 3 Pounds lost in two days!
    WELL I IVE BEEN COSUMING 35 GRAMS OF FIBER MINIMUM A DAY AND I LOST 3 POUNDS IN 3 DAYS! IT WAS NOT HARD AT ALL TO DO AND I DID NOT WORKOUT. I EAT EVERY 3 HOURS A CONCEPT I GOT FROM ANOTHER DIET BOOK,BUT ANYWAY EACH OF MY MEALS ARE ABOUT 300-400 CALORIES AND I EAT 6 MEALS A DAY GIVING ME A TOTAL OF ABOUT 2000+ CALORIES A DAY. TO MY AMAZEMENT I LOST THREE POUNDS.
    THERE IS THIS VEGGIE BURGER THAT I MAKE THAT HAS 17GRAMS OF FIBER AND LESS THAN 300 CALORIES. JUST EATING TWO OF THESE A DAY GIVES ME MY 34GRAMS OF FIBER AND IT TASTE REALY GOOD TO ME. YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE FROZEN SECTION OF YOUR GROCERY STORE AND THE BREAD AS WELL. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP TRACK OF MY WEIGHTLOSS AND WOULD LIKE TO READ MY PERSONAL NOTES AND TIPS U CAN VISIT MY BLOG IF U LIKE. BUT ANYWAYS I JUST WANTED TO SAY SO FAR SO GOOD ON THIS DIET.
    http://myantioxidantdiet.blogspot.com/
    ...more info
  • Another Weightloss Guru
    This is not a bad book, however I think it is written more along physical than emotional lines, i.e. it suggests a high-fibre diet of at least 35 grams a day and a balanced diet focussing on typical fruits, veggies, etc. Some exercise. But nothing along behavioural lines. For me any long-lasting programme has to start with a very deep-rooted motivation where the will to follow a healthy diet outweighs the compulsion to eat. If the book does not address that compulsion to eat, it can only be a tool, not a programme.

    I am however impressed with the product range she has created and am hoping to try out her shakes. She is obviously doing well financially and I cannot help but feel a little exploited when she gives statistics on the billions that are being raked in on products, services and programmes for people who want to loose weight. Obviously she landed in the right business.

    I did learn something about fiber in the diet, but in general the book did nothing to motivate me along "wow" lines.

    For example: the statement that in order to loose weight, you need to use less calories. Think there is more to losing weight than just less calories. At the very basic level it requires a major overhaul of perception and attitude, training of behaviour, fundamental lifestyle changes, and yes diet as a tool. So as a tool the book is not too bad. Once I have got my attitude straightened out with wanting to loose weight more than giving up on compulsive eating, then yes, her programme may have a good place in my life. Am going to invest in the shakes. ...more info
  • review
    very informative and has really help me to get rid of some of huge love handle. Now I will be my slim handsome self again (I Wish) but really is a great book. Got the book in a very timely manner. no complaints....more info
  • From Fat to P.H.A.T.
    I've recently lost 76 lb and 19 % body fat. As the Watson suggests, I have incorported more fiber into my diet along with some other weight loss techniques that made my loss successful. As a result I was inspired to write From Fat to P.H.A.T. Your 30-day Journey to Weight Loss Once and For All....more info
  • Tried and True
    When my wife and I started this diet about a month ago we were both overweight. I was about 215-220 and I'm 5'11" tall. Now I weigh 193 and I continue to drop a little. My wife has dropped about twenty pounds too, but she won't let me tell you where she started or ended. There is no doubt in my mind that I'm healthier thanks to more water and fiber intake. I highly recommend you give this a chance. I can't see where getting waste out of your gut is a bad thing....more info
  • Works good
    This book really made keeping my weight stable easy , i still have a hard time losing weight , but at least following this plan i stopped my gaining ( i was gaining 1 lb a week)...more info
  • Another Weightloss Guru
    This is not a bad book, however I think it is written more along physical than emotional lines, i.e. it suggests a high-fibre diet of at least 35 grams a day and a balanced diet focussing on typical fruits, veggies, etc. Some exercise. But nothing along behavioural lines. For me any long-lasting programme has to start with a very deep-rooted motivation where the will to follow a healthy diet outweighs the compulsion to eat. If the book does not address that compulsion to eat, it can only be a tool, not a programme.

    I am however impressed with the product range she has created and am hoping to try out her shakes. She is obviously doing well financially and I cannot help but feel a little exploited when she gives statistics on the billions that are being raked in on products, services and programmes for people who want to loose weight. Obviously she landed in the right business.

    I did learn something about fiber in the diet, but in general the book did nothing to motivate me along "wow" lines.

    For example: the statement that in order to loose weight, you need to use less calories. Think there is more to losing weight than just less calories. At the very basic level it requires a major overhaul of perception and attitude, training of behaviour, fundamental lifestyle changes, and yes diet as a tool. So as a tool the book is not too bad. Once I have got my attitude straightened out with wanting to loose weight more than giving up on compulsive eating, then yes, her programme may have a good place in my life. Am going to invest in the shakes. ...more info
  • BAD science
    How do these books get to the NY Times bestseller list? Unreal.

    First of all, this is what fiber is (scientifically speaking):

    "The edible parts of plants or similar carbohydrates resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine with complete or partial fermentation in the large intestine."

    You might want to read that again. And it's dead accurate. Ask a cereal chemist.

    So, tell me how the following statement is true (from her book):

    "In recent decades, a change has taken place in America. In contrast to the fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains once prevalent in our diet, we now consume an overwhelming number and amount of processed foods filled with refined sugars and harmful trans fats. As a result, we have almost completely stripped our diet of what is quite possibly the most beneficial nutrient on the planet."

    Fiber, last I checked, isn't a nutrient. At all. In fact it is classified as a non-nutrient. I'll tell you this, you won't live very long on a pure fiber diet. But if fiber is the most beneficial nutrient on the planet...Yeesh.

    Exactly how are we supposed to believe anything else she says? Truth be told, the human diet does not need fiber AT ALL. You heard it here first.

    Changing from a high calorie, sugar laden, nutrient void diet to a lower calorie, nutrient dense diet keeps our bodies from raising insulin levels too high. This in turn allows for less fat storage and better fat burning.

    It's got NOTHING to do with fiber. Zip. Nada.

    It is a shame that diets like these get on the NY Times best seller list. What's the next most nutrient dense food - air?!

    I'm sure Ms. Watson is a nice person. I'm sure she means well and wants the best for her cleints. But her facts on dietary fiber are about as solid as Gerber baby food at room temperature.

    If you want good science, go here: The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a Week...more info
  • Good way to learn everything you didn't know about fiber
    A lot of good info on fiber. A lot of the book was wasted with work out info - i didn't want a work out book - just a fiber book. I was looking for info on how to add more fiber into my diet yet still eating the Blood Type Diet from Eat Right 4 your Type. Using the two books together optimizes you eating the right foods for your blood type and emphasize the high fiber foods. I would not buy the fiber book alone because the author is unaware that you are supposed to eat right for your blood type but i would buy it after you get Eat Right 4 your Type by D'Adamo. ...more info
  • Informative and practical
    I am very happy with this book. I was more interested in improving my nutrition rather than weight loss. It is informative and an easy read. But in addition to this, it provides a lot of practical information: fiber content in different foods; recipes and sample meal plans. It couldn't be easier to follow. ...more info
  • satisfaction guaranteed
    The Fiber35Diet book is well written in plain english and quite readable. The background information in support of the actual diet regimen is superior and again easily understood and readable....more info
  • The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret (Hardcover)
    Unfortunately,In my opinion this book offered me nothing new or substantial, at least as far as making it worth my buying.

    She recommends starting out for several days keeping your daily calorie intake at a reduced amount, such as 1000 calories /day, and adding exercize if you are not exercizing. Just like any good sensible diet.
    You'd lose weight regardless, just try eating higher fiber foods to ease hunger.

    The added advice of eating higher insoluble and soluble fiber foods to ease hunger pangs(among other benefits)is good, but takes very few pages to explain and understand.
    About 1/2 the book is recipes.

    ...more info
  • bought it based on the recommendations
    Definitely some good information here. Recommended....more info
  • Great Advice!
    I have just begun implementing parts of what I read in this book and already see a difference. It is a level headed reasonable approach to weight loss. No gimmicks or extremes.
    Great book...more info
  • I've lost 30 pounds and feel GREAT!!!!
    I love to eat and this diet allows me to eat as much as I want. In fact, sometimes it's just too much food in a day and that's when keeping a stash of fiber bars is handy - we have made the bars a breakfast staple in our home for our hectic weekday mornings. I've lost 30 pounds easily and without even trying (that was 5 pounds more than my goal weight) and without once feeling hungry. The Renew Life fiber bars are very tasty - even my toddler loves them. She doesn't like many foods at all so that's saying something! As an additional perk of the Fiber 35 Diet, my skin is probably 80% clearer and brighter than before I began the diet. I feel good all over, inside and out and I highly recommend Brenda Watson's book and the Renew Life products. ...more info
  • Fiber does help you lose weight
    Thin people know fiber does help you lose weight. Diabetics know that they need fiber along with fruits. No more juice, eat the fruit with the fiber in it or blend it in a blender. Fiber slows down the glycemic load, or to say another way... it slows down the sugar in your body and doesn't spike it. That's hard on everyone especially diabetics. Fiber is a bit of a carb blocker, but it is natural and doesn't have the other bad effects that carb blockers may prove to have in the future. This book also explains how eating often every 2-3 hours tiny meals with fiber will help rev. up the metabolism. Who can't use that! Get more fiber. It is easy. So many products on the market. And get rid of the overprocessed carbs. the bad ones. The white breads, white rices etc. This book will help you understand how fiber helps everyone....more info
  • Fiber 35 Diet
    I definitely had more energy, and did lose five pounds, but it took three weeks to a month. I have to take a prescription that makes me retain all the water weight I can, so I am sure for someone else it would be really effective. I will definitely continue to incorporate its core principles into my eating habits....more info
  • The Fiber 35 Diet
    While there is useful information in this book, most of the information has been around for quite awhile. You can find all kinds of excellent books about adding fiber to your diet at your local library. Still I purchased this book in the hopes of obtaining some brand names for some of the fiber supplements the author recommended (via her PBS program), and for a listing of the fiber grams contained in foods. I was disappointed that except for her own line of products (Renew brand), which were not specifically fiber supplements but additional products, this information was not included in the book. When an author raves on PBS and in her book about fiber drinks, fiber wafers, etc., you expect to be given some brands names so you know which the author thinks are the healthiest. Being advised to just check out your local health foods store and supermarket doesn't really help most people. There are unhealthy foods even in health food stores and some ingerdients added to many fiber supplements such as sugar or fructose are not the healthiest additives. Based on her extensive background I was expecting much more from this author. I also agree with the reviewer who thought many of the reviews sounded suspicious. I thought so when I read them but still hoped I would find something useful.

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  • Stop reading and exercise.
    I'm always surprised by how many people want to make the issue of health such a complex proposition. I mean really, how many people don't know they should eat more natural foods, restrict processed foods that are high in sugar and fat, and get a little exercise? And you certainly don't need any Shakes or Bars in your diet, as fiber and nutrients are very abundant in almost all fruits and above-ground vegetables. The assertion that today's natural foods are severely depleted of nutrients is just bunk. Most would do well to simply invest more time in motivational exercises and attempting to implement what they already know into their daily life. When you stop and think about it, having all the dietary knowledge in the world is meaningless if you're not able to control your behavior. Why not use the money saved from not buying this book on a couple of big, healthy salads and maybe a multivitamin? You'll be glad you did....more info
  • Pretty Good Info
    I enjoyed the information. I am already doing weight training, cardio, and 6 meals a day as Tom Venuto recommends at www.burnthefat.com . I bought some fiber choice fiber wafers at Sam's Club for cheap and I eat a few Kashi Bars each day. I am up to 40 grams a day of fiber and it does help keep everything regular.

    I watched her video on PBS....more info
  • Not impressed
    This oh-so-simple formula gets complicated quite quickly.

    There are shakes and bars to buy. There are formulas to work out. Oh, and you should really try for 45 g of fiber, instead of 35. And, you should purchase any number of supplements for maximum effect. And, you should drink 1/2 your body weight in oz of water each day but no, you won't spend all day running to the restroom (?)

    This book restates the same information over & over and essentially rehashes the information already covered in her H.O.P.E. program on PBS. The only thing that seems to be new is the launch of Fiber 35-related products available for purchase. I tried some of the bars before I even purchased the book just because they were convenient and had healthy ingredients. They're not bad but I shudder at the thought of living primarily on prefab fiber shakes and bars for a month (not to mention what this might do to someone with a sensitive GI tract).

    For those who are unfamiliar with fiber, Omega-3 oils, and general colon health, then this book might have some valuable information. For those who have read a wide variety of diet and nutrition programs, this sounds like the same song, second verse...restrict calories, increase fiber, increase water, increase exercise and make healthy food choices. ...more info
  • The greatest life changing advise.
    This book and the information contain therein changed my health in a few days. I dropped weight (17 Lb to date)and my overall stamina continues to grow. After years of dieting, in an effort to control weight, high blood pressure, and high levels of triglycerides I am finally living changes in the right direction.

    The best is that I am not following a restricted or cumbersome diet but just by controlling my portion sizes and being aware of the caloric contents of food and naturally increasing my fiber consumption the weight is dropping and my overall condition is improving.

    Thank you Brenda!...more info
  • Great information for people like me
    I am new to the whole organic/herbal thing. This book is the right information for me at the right time. I began this "diet" before receiving the book (I read the first 3 chapters in the book store) and I am completely satisfied! I feel better and am losing weight. She shares her knowledge in a way that someone as new to all of this as me can understand. As of 11/08, I have lost 15 lbs. I have followed this diet and have worked out using the Wii Fit. I credit both tools to the success of my weight loss. I only have 2 lbs. left to go!...more info
  • Stop reading and exercise.
    I'm always surprised by how many people want to make the issue of health such a complex proposition. I mean really, how many people don't know they should eat more natural foods, restrict processed foods that are high in sugar and fat, and get a little exercise? And you certainly don't need any Shakes or Bars in your diet, as fiber and nutrients are very abundant in almost all fruits and above-ground vegetables. The assertion that today's natural foods are severely depleted of nutrients is just bunk. Most would do well to simply invest more time in motivational exercises and attempting to implement what they already know into their daily life. When you stop and think about it, having all the dietary knowledge in the world is meaningless if you're not able to control your behavior. Why not use the money saved from not buying this book on a couple of big, healthy salads and maybe a multivitamin? You'll be glad you did....more info
  • Everything You Want to Know About Fiber
    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2FZTWN3GOYEP1 ****
    This book ostensibly contains a diet, an exercise program, and recipes. However, it was chock full of so much information about fiber, that it is a useful resource primarily for this reason. I reviewed this book in the video on the basis of its usefulness to me---as a supplement to the author's PBS special and a fiber handbook, useful for any diet! Here is my video, just under 2 minutes.
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  • The Fiber 35 Diet
    This book has great information from cover to cover. Learning to identify and include 35 or more grams of fiber daily requires a road map.
    I'm VERY satisfied with my purchase....more info

 

 
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