How to Lose Weight with Fiber.

Unleash your inner stud muffin with a high fiber diet!

Fiber gets a bad rap – but let’s change that. Why should you love fiber? Because it’s great for release weight. Fiber helps you feel full, which can prevent gluttonous overeating. And for all the pre-menopausal women in the house (anyone?), a high fiber diet can cut your chances of breast cancer in half.

Here are a few simple ways to increase your fiber consumption:

  1. Eat a high-fiber cereal for breakfast. What are you eating for breakfast? It’s easy enough to swap out the Lucky Charms or Coco Puffs for something higher in fiber. And high fiber doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. My favorite breakfast cereal is Kashi’s Autumn Wheat with a bit of honey. Each serving has 6 grams of fiber (24% of the recommended daily value).
  2. Snack on fruit and fiber bars. Fruit (unlike fruit juice) is fairly rich in fiber. Apples and pears have 4 grams of fiber; bananas have 3 grams; dried figs have a whopping 10 grams!
  3. Add beans to your meals. Eat ’em as a side dish, toss ’em in a salad or add ’em to a wrap. There are about 10 grams in 1/2 a cup. And remember, beans are a magical fruit – the more you eat, the more you toot.
  4. Eat wheat bread instead of white bread. White bread has 1.9 grams of fiber. Wheat bread has 6 grams of fiber; you can triple your bread fiber intake simply by switching to wheat.
  5. Meet Amaranth. Who or what is Amaranth? It’s the seed of an amaranth plant, and it’s used as a native cereal in Central and South America. You can do all sorts of yummy things with it.
  6. Bake your own high fiber goodies. Like raisin bran muffins! There are plenty of healthy and delicious recipes that you can incorporate into your life.

But remember – slow and steady wins the race when it comes to adding fiber to your diet. It’s best to increase fiber slowly, as it gives your gastrointestinal system time to react.

Bottoms up to a high fiber diet! ;-P

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Comments

  1. Davey, where does fiber get a bad rap?

  2. Marvin Anthony says:

    Listen to the man.. Look at his body that must tell ya something. Wish i looked like that..

  3. fiber is the coolest… as you get older the most important part of the day is having at least one cathartic bowel movement… no seriously…
    ground flax meal is an excellent source of fiber, and of omega 3 n 6 fatty acids… caution.. a little goes a long way… mix it into protein blender drinks or oatmeal, bake it into bran muffins… its got a nutty flavor and is smoother that wheat bran…

    ~ cheers..

  4. I think people could have a lot more success if they counted fiber, instead of calories or protein. If you’re hitting 25-35 grams a day, I really don’t think you’ll be able to eat too much junk. You’ll probably be eating lots of good stuff to get that amount, too, and displacing other stuff that has less nutrients. For us vegetarian folk, fibrous foods tend to come with more protein as well – especially in the case of grains. White flour is worthless, but a bowl of whole grain oats has enough fiber and protein to power anyone through most mornings. So yeah, basically, fiber is great.

  5. I like Kashi cereals and cookies. Fiber without sacrificing taste.

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