Hello, I looked through several pages but couldn't find an answer to this: I have followed the suggested soluable-fiber-first diet suggested here for a couple of years, and have experienced considerable weight gain.
This is probably coupled due to the fact that I have a quite stressful career (musician - on the road a lot = high stress from shows + travel), meaning that at times I exist for stretches on 90% soluable fiber products, I simply can't risk anything else.
Now I am trying to lose weight - I can't afford to be overweight in this business - but find in order to do it I need to eat foods which are total triggers. And when I go back on the road, the diet stops, the weight gain comes back, since without a diet composed mainly of soluable fibers I can't function.
Thus I guess my questions are:
1. How do you keep your weight down when existing on a (mainly) soluable fiber diet in high stress situations where travel prevents you often from eating slowly and with preparation?
2. Which soluable fiber combinations might be most helpful for weight loss?
3. I have mostly read on these pages about people who lose too much and can't gain. I find, after living this way for several years, that I go without food for a long time, but when the high-stress situation is over (4-5 hours of soundcheck/media/concert), I tend to overeat – late at night, often alone in a hotel room, sort of like 'revenge' for suffering through either a) not eating and forcing an energetic show with empty stomach b) eating but using Imodium to survive it, and having to battle with the energy-sucking nature of the drug through the show. I am certain this is not a scenario unique to the business I am in. Thus, in short: How can I beat the cycle of non-eating through stressful period/binge eating post-stressful period (which results in the weight gain)?
Thanks very much for any tips.