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10/20/09 9:33 A

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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10/20/09 9:30 A

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As usual, I am stocked up on my fresh veggies: cauliflower, broccoli, baby spinach & baby carrots.

I've read recently where fruits have even MORE fiber than veggies, as a rule. So I've been adding apples (fresh-picked Cortlands from our local orchard...yum!)

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10/19/09 11:46 P

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Happy Tuesday to you!

Do you meet your fiber requirements each day through your food? Do you find that you need to take a fiber replacement to meet your daily needs?

Insufficient fiber intake can increase your risk for many health problems, including constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, and even cancer of the colon. Here are more fiber-rich tips:

1. Choose fresh fruit and/or vegetables over juices.
2. To get more fiber and nutrients, eat the skin of cleaned fruits and vegetables.
3. Include bran and whole grain breads daily.
4. Drink more water to accommodate your increased fiber intake and reduce indigestion.
5. Eat less processed foods and more whole foods.

Try to meet your fiber requirements with foods rather than supplements.

A large increase in fiber over a short period of time could result in bloating, diarrhea, gas, and all-around discomfort. It is better to add fiber to your diet gradually over a recommended period of about three weeks, to avoid abdominal problems.
Your challenge today is to try and consume your fiber needs through:

*Whole grains
*Fruits
*Vegetables
*Legumes

Tips for Eating Fiber

* Eat a variety of foods
* Do not completely rely on fiber supplements
* Limit your intake of processed foods
* Increase your fiber intake gradually
* Try to consume 25 to 35 grams of fiber every day

--- "REMEMBER to get in your 8 glasses of water too. Water helps your system to process fiber." ---

Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday!


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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