5 Ways Fiber Helps You Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight but finding it hard to do, you may need more fiber in your system. Fiber is a natural way for your body to regulate digestion as well as more easily process the food you eat. Most processed foods we eat these days have had most or all of their fiber stripped out of them. Fiber is also much more filling and makes you feel full before you actually are. 

Here are some of the ways in which fiber can help you lose weight:

1. Digestion

When the food we eat is not properly digested, we don’t get all of the nutrients we should. This means that we need to eat more to get everything we need on a daily basis. Eating more than we should causes excess carbohydrates, fats and sugars to move into the cells of our bodies as fat, causing us to actually gain weight. Fiber allows the food we eat to be digested so that more of the good stuff gets into our system.

2. That Full Feeling

Fiber is filling. The more fiber in the food we eat, the more full we feel on less food. This is practically the whole idea behind dieting. Eat more healthy, natural foods loaded with fiber. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone should get 25 to 35mg of fiber each and every day. Have you ever eaten a lot of processed foods and then and hour later, felt hungry again? That’s probably because there was little to no fiber in what you ate.

3. Constipation

If you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet, you can suffer from bowel problems such as constipation or other problems going to the bathroom. Fiber is an excellent means to help regulate your body. Retaining excess waste in the body adds weight, as well as toxins you would rather remove. 

4. Energy

A diet rich in fiber give you a great feeling on energy throughout the day. Since your body is processing everything more efficiently because of the fiber, you are more inclined to get out and get moving. A key part to losing weight is exercise, and if you don’t have the energy to do it, you won’t. This will stop your weight loss dead in it’s tracks.

5. Fresh Foods

As everyone knows, fresh foods are better for you because they are not processed with added chemicals. These chemicals used to preserve foods or flavor them are, generally speaking, not good for your body. You will be able to experiment with new styles of cooking and creating healthy meals for. This is also a great way to spend time with your family, and it’s always easier to lose weight when you have support from those closest to you.

Fiber is a very important part of a diet. It doesn’t matter why you want to add fiber to your diet, we all need it to keep ourselves healthy and happy. A diet with at least 25mg of fiber a day will help to make you feel better and lose weight.

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