- Diet & Weight Loss
Fiber For Weight Loss
Fiber may not be the most exciting subject in the world, but if you want to lose weight without starving yourself into misery, fiber can help you get there. Here's why: fiber fills you up, keeps you full so you can go hours without feeling hungry, and it has ZERO calories. Fiber is the part of grains and produce that your body doesn't absorb or digest; yet fiber adds volume to your foods and absorbs water and swells in your stomach, helping you feel full. It also stays in your stomach longer than other parts of food, so you remain full. Finally,if you eat high-fiber foods together with high-fat foods, your body will absorb less fat and therefore, fewer calories.
Most fiber-rich foods are naturally low in calories, making them great choices for dieters. Fill up on this nutrient by eating plenty of brown rice, whole-grain bread, whole-grain pasta, fruit, vegetables, oatmeal, high-fiber cereals, beans, corn and barley.
Eat fruits and veggies like apples, pears and potatoes with their skins on; most of the fiber is in the skin.
- Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry
Fiber foods can help you lose weight, but you still need to watch your calorie intake. Learn how to cut calories without feeling hungry, find a list of high-fiber foods and learn about other nutrients that can help you lose weight.
- Fiber Rich Foods - List of High Fiber Foods for Weight Loss and Better Health
Find a comprehensive list of high-fiber foods here, as well as further information about fiber's benefits.
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