In the coming weeks, I will be sharing some basic principles that you should implement if you have a desire to eat and live healthy in addition to losing weight.
If you are trying to lose weight, you want to make sure that you are incorporating fiber into your daily meal plan. Why? Because it helps fill you up and it “sweeps” toxins, carcinogens, and preservatives out of your digestive track. It is also scientifically proven to decrease your LDL (bad cholesterol level).¹
It is recommended that women consume at least 25 grams of fiber per day and men consume at least 35 grams of fiber per day.¹ Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrain breads/pastas, oats, nuts, and seeds. Check out this list of high fiber foods:
For a dose of fiber-power, try this recipe to start your morning off right. This smoothie contains at least 14 grams of fiber…or more, depending on the protein powder you use in your smoothie. I choose to use Shakeology for protein and added nutrition in my smoothies. You can also prep your ingredients the night before and pop them in the freezer.
Don’t forget to join me next week for more weight loss tips!
¹ “Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats”; Center of Excellence; pg. 4