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Dec 23rd, 2013

Losing weight after the Holidays

High-Fiber Diet

Also indexed as:Fiber Diets, High-Fiber Diets
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The Basics

The high-fiber diet aims to increase fiber intake to 25 to 40 grams per day, an amount linked to reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, certain gastrointestinal conditions, and perhaps even obesity. As each has different benefits, both soluble fiber (found in beans, oats, and fruits) and insoluble fiber (found in vegetables, whole grains, and fruit skins) sources should be included in the diet. This diet does not restrict intake of any nutrients or foods; however, increasing fiber intake could naturally decrease calorie intake as high-fiber foods can be filling. This in turn could lead to weight loss.

  • Get the right amount—The average American gets about 10 grams of fiber per day, while the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommends 20 to 25 grams per day.
  • Easy does it—Increase fiber intake slowly to avoid unpleasant side effects.
  • Stay hydrated—Be sure to drink adequate water when eating a high fiber diet.

Best bets: Beans and legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables

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2 Responses to Losing weight after the Holidays

  1. Sean 08/01/2014 at 7:35 pm

    Organic meats are also part of a healthy diet. The only organic meat of any kind Acme carries, (at very few stores) is the Empire Organic Chicken/turkey. “All natural” can be anything these days. Even Target has a selection of Organic meats, so why can’t Acme?
    Or at least bring back the Wild Harvest chicken, and drop that Perdue Harvestland stuff. Thanks!

  2. review venus factor 03/03/2014 at 11:13 am

    However, due to reasons that may involve health restrictions, lifestyle habits
    or diet purposes, some people would find that the diet alone cannot
    provide all their daily vitamin needs. The trouble starts when people begin to compromise good
    health in favor of rich tastes. Remember, natural doesn’t
    mean anything if it isn’t healthy.

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