How Does Fiber Help You Lose Weight?

Does using fiber with weight loss? This is a common issue for many people. The answer to this question is the fiber can actually help you lose weight, but too much of it can cause digestive problems and mineral deficiencies in the body. You should eat the recommended amount of fiber as part of a healthy amount of food, but avoid excess in order to avoid unwanted side effects. Anything done in excess can be harmful to your health.

According to the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, adult men should consume about 30-38 grams of fiber each day while women should consume between 12-28 grams per day. Anything above that would be considered excessive. Unfortunately, most adults consume very less amount, something on the order of 8-14 grams per day. If you‘re not used to the fiber of the diet, you should increase your intake gradually. The rapid increase in fiber intake can cause gas or diarrhea.

One important thing to remember is that you should drink plenty of fluids while fiber intake is increased. Although fiber helps bowel movements, without enough liquid may have the opposite effect and can cause constipation.

Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods such as vegetables, grains and fruits. It passes through our digestive tract unchanged and provides no calories or nutrition, however, is healthy for us because it allows our regular bowel movements, makes us feel full faster so that we can avoid overeating and provision of other health benefits.

When people try to lose weight, you need to control your eating habits. They should try to eat less than you normally do and also avoid eating between meals. The fiber may be helpful in this regard. First, it will make you feel full more quickly than other foods. For this reason, you will probably eat less. It will keep you feeling full longer so you can avoid the need to snack. If you can keep your hunger at bay, it would be a big win when you try to lose weight.

How to increase your fiber intake:

Increase your fiber intake, eating natural whole foods and avoid processed foods. Good sources of fiber are:

       Whole grains oats, wheat, barley
       Legumes beans, peas, lentils
       Brown rice
       Fruits and vegetables

Meat and other dairy products have not the fiber, while the fine grains have their longer fiber was removed.


As mentioned above, you should slowly add more fiber to your diet. At the same time, drink plenty of water when you’re on a diet rich in fiber. Remain in the recommended and avoid excess so you do not run into other limits on health.

How Does Fiber Help You Lose Weight?

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