Hey Belski, I too am always battling my weight! MMMNavy is right; calories in, calories out. To start, you might try keeping a food journal of what you eat and how many calories you are consuming a day. There a lots of websites that will tell you how many calories you need take in for maintaining or losing weight. I'm a big fan of Weight Watchers as I like the journaling, but I also combine that with eating whole foods and hardly ever eat processed foods because processed bothers my gut. I even read You on a Diet which really helped me understand my body better overall, and why eating whole foods would help my digestion better. Exercise is most important so hurray for you for starting a program. For fiber, fruits and veggies are good, but some cannot tolerate them. Check the fiber content on the back of packages and look for things that have at least two grams of fiber. Another thing is I try and eat small mini meals a day....found it helps a lot. Good luck, and let us know how you are doing! And...good for you!