High Fiber Foods Connection - Weightloss


Tucson, AZ - (High Fiber Health) - When it comes to your health and well-being, one must learn to make good choices. Most people become overweight because they make bad choices in what they put in their mouths. They choose foods that are high in calories and fat. But most notably, they eat foods that are low in fiber.

Fiber doesn't have any calories, but because of its ability to absorb water, that "full" feeling slows down your food intake. And if people would choose to eat more slowly, their weight loss would be easier because their body recognizes that they have eaten plenty and are satified. A high fiber-rich meal is processed more slowly, which makes us feel full sooner. Foods with fiber such as seeds, fruits, and nuts take longer to chew and eat, so you eat less. Eating between meals is curbed as well.

It's wise to drink more liquids when bulking up on fiber as it could otherwise cause constipation. By drinking plenty of fluids, at least 8 glasses a day, a feeling of fullness will assist in less food consumption. People with high fiber diets not only lose weight, but are more likely to eat less red meat, drink less alcohol, smoke less and commit to a fitness program. Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. The best way to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy weight in the long term is to follow a balanced diet and do regular aerobic exercise.

Fiber is not the cure all for weight control. One of fiber's greatest values is in helping to keep us trim. Fiber transports fat through our digestive system faster so less fat is absorbed. However, it can help you lose weight by replacing your junk carbs with the healthy high fiber variety.

Products labeled "whole grain" have the complete grain kernel intact. One serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Why? Whole grain bread has a greater fiber content. Beware. Most wheat bread is the same as white bread except caramel coloring has been added which makes it appear more natural.

Fads, unbalanced diets, diet pills and supplements, weight loss surgery and other short term weight loss methods are not recommended for permanent weight control. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating a high fiber diet, at least 23 grams of fiber a day, makes you less likely to gain weight over the long run than those who don’t usually eat the same amount of fiber. The study indicated that those who eat high fiber usually have lower insulin levels. Another point won for a high fiber diet.

Fiber-rich food is typically lower in calories, fat, and added sugars. All these things add up and help to balance a healthy dietary weight loss plan because of your smart choices. Stop eating processed foods and start moving! Move towards a new you!