Weighing in: Weight management with the help of fiber
There’s no magic pill, potion or diet for weight loss, no matter what the internet says.
But there is an amazing nutrient that’s essential to helping manage or lose weight. It’s fiber – something most of us aren’t getting nearly enough of in our diet.
Eating fiber-rich foods like apples and broccoli may help – but unless you’re eating upwards of 8 apples or 12 cups of broccoli a day, you’re not likely to reach the 25 to 38 grams of fiber recommended daily. That’s where fiber supplements like myfy come in.
The Benefits of Soluble Fiber: More Satisfied, Less Cravings
Fiber is digested more slowly than simple carbs, which helps you feel fuller for longer. It also naturally lowers your cholesterol. Soluble fiber has been clinically proven to increase the satiety effect – satisfying your appetite and helping you avoid cravings.
As a soluble fiber supplement, myfy helps boost your fiber without any sugar or preservatives – or adding any taste, texture, color or odor to your food or beverage.
Plus, myfy is clinically proven to lower your triglycerides, too – great news for your heart health and those who are trying to manage their diabetes.
Fiber-Rich Food Tips
Beside supplementation, there are several other easy ways to add fiber to your diet. In fact, there are lots of foods packed with fiber and flavor – you just have to know where to look! Here are some easy ways to get started – just remember to drink lots of water and take it slow.
Generally speaking, foods that are high in fiber also conveniently happen to be lower in calories. Simply selecting high-fiber foods will naturally help reduce your calorie intake!
A good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, one tablespoon of peanut butter has about one gram of fiber. But be aware – peanut butter can be high in saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Almond butter has slightly more fiber, minerals and vitamins than peanut butter – as well as less saturated fat – but less protein, and often costs more. Either way, you can’t go wrong with fiber that’s easy – and enjoyable – to spread and eat!
Bean your Burritos (and anything else!)
Choose burritos over tacos, as flour tortillas have more fiber than taco shells – and go whole wheat for even more fiber. Add beans to your order (or just about anything else), as a half-cup adds 6 grams of fiber to your meal. The same goes for chickpeas in your soups and stews, too.
Believe it or not, burgers and hotdogs are also a fiber-adding opportunity. Choose a sesame-seed bun and presto! You’ve added an easy ½ gram of fiber to your meal. Lavish your hotdog with sauerkraut and you’ll add a gram of protein for every ¼ cup of ’kraut.
Get Cooking (your veggies)
Cooking your broccoli, cauliflower or carrots actually doubles the fiber they provide (3 to 5 grams per serving) when eaten raw because heat actually makes fiber more readily available.
Go Wild (Rice, that is)
Choosing wild rice provides three times the fiber versus the plain white stuff.
More fiber is a must for just about everyone – especially if you’re looking to lose or more carefully manage your weight. Just remember to start slowly and drink lots of water along the way! A sudden increase of fiber-rich foods and fiber supplements in your diet can lead to bloating or other unwanted side effects.
* Less than 20ppm of gluten. Those with a gluten intolerance should consult their health professional.