WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Diets that are high in fiber have been shown in research to help with weight loss by regulating energy usage by the body so that your body will burn more of the calories that you eat for energy rather than storing them as fat.1 Fiber also helps to stabilize blood sugar and high blood sugar and insulin resistance are closely associated with obesity.2 Fiber will also create more of a feeling of fullness which reduces appetite.
For these reasons it is highly recommended that anyone seeking to lose weight should increase their dietary fiber intake to at least 25 to 40 grams of fiber each day. Foods containing high fiber include breads, fruits and vegetables however it is very important to eat foods that have not been processed to take out the fiber naturally contained in them. For instance, white bread hardly contains any fiber at all so you want to eat whole grains however the labels today are very misleading so make sure the label reads 100% whole wheat which will contain the natural amount of fiber. When you start eating a diet higher in fiber you will almost immediately notice a greater need and ease in defecating as the insoluble part of the fiber not digested by your body simple passes through your body helping to clean your intestines and keep you regular which is also a positive health benefit that aids weight loss. You have nothing to lose by eating more fiber except some extra bodyweight, which is what you want, so start eating more foods high in fiber and you will not only lose weight but also improve your overall health.