Fiber is free and fills you up.
Fill up on fiber. Fiber is an important part of digestion, but it is also filling and free. Why do I say this? It can be subtracted from your carbohydrate count because although it is a carbohydrate, you cannot digest it and use it as energy. For this reason, many modern weight loss programs recommend ample fiber intake to reduce hunger and keep you full longer. I encourage my patients to eat plenty of high-fiber foods, such as legumes, whole grains, and whole fruits and vegetables. Why do I emphasize fiber consumption? A high-fiber diet can help keep you from feeling hungry which will aid with weight loss.
Kick your morning off with a high fiber breakfast. Whole grain bread or beans can add 8-9 grams of fiber. The combination of the fiber from whole grain toast and protein from eggs will stave off a growling stomach until lunchtime. Beans are high in fiber and protein so they may be the best of both.
I have already posted two articles on this Research Proven Weight Loss: Fiber and Nutrition Tidbit #3: Fiber.
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