Fiber keeps you full and stops snacking! I am a firm believer that fiber has allowed me to drop most of my weight without feeling like I am starving. Aim for 35 grams a day. It is the best secret weapon I have and it works!
When I am off on my fiber intake, I can immediately tell because I'm always munching and feeling like I want to eat (when I shouldn't be hungry). It can be a challenge to get 35 grams of fiber a day, so I may eat Fiber One bars and Fiber One yogurt. It's great!
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To boost fiber intake, try fiber gummies! They have 1g more fiber than powdered mixes, and are a treat-y way to take fiber. Stroehmann's also makes a double-fiber bread, which packs in 50% of your daily fiber in 2 slices!
According to the Mayo Clinic, an apple or pear with the skin contains high fiber. Other high fiber sources are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, artichokes, pistachios, pecan, sunflower seeds, and almonds, lima beans, black beans and kidney beans. Oatmeal & oat bran or an Oat Bran Muffin contain soluble fiber and has fiber that binds with fatty acids to make digestion last longer. Brown Rice and Barley are also high Fiber. If a person does not eat enough fiber you might get gassy!
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