I recently had a baby and am trying to lose those last few pregnancy pounds. With a young child and a full-time job, I have
little time for exercise. Luckily, there’s another option: eating!
New research suggests that there’s a way to prevent this weight gain or even encourage weight loss—without dieting. The
secret? Eat more fiber. Why? Researchers
at Brigham Young University
in Utah found that women who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight. Read more
about the study below.
Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah found that women who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight.
Women who decreased the fiber in their diets gained. The scientists boiled the findings into a single weight-loss formula:
boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed resulted in losing about 4 1/2 pounds over the course of the
study. And this held true whether a woman was eating 3 or 25 grams of fiber a day at the start of the study.
While it helps you feel full, “fiber has no calories.” So if you fill up on high-fiber foods you crowd out less-healthy
foods. Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 grams.