Going Higher

     I’m switching things up a bit with my daily diet. I have decided to eliminate the omega 3 supplement and instead add flax-seed. The flax-seed can easily be mixed into my daily yogurt and/or oatmeal and contains 2600 mg of omega 3 in a single serving. It also offers something my little fish oil pill doesn’t –  4 additional grams of fiber. Yesterday’s post included  a list of Bob Harper’s “The Skinny Rules” . Rule # 5 for weight loss stated “Eat 30 -50 grams of fiber a day”. According to The Journal of Nutrition Bob is on track with his recommendation.  Their research showed that without dieting women who increase their fiber intake  by  8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed showed weight loss while women who decrease fiber in their diets gained weight.  Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 additional grams, if you consume 1500 calories try to increase by about 12 grams.  Berries, fruit, veggies, and whole grains are delicious ways to up your intake and can be very calorie friendly options. I love fiber rich lentil soup so that may become a more frequent lunch choice and fiber one cereal is a serious fiber source with 13 grams, it might just have to be added to the menu.  Have fun experimenting with new ways to add more fiber to your day.

Click here for the recipe for Brown Rice and Vegetable Stuffed Squash – 11 grams of fiber.

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