FIBER FIGHTS FAT!
Here’s your homework…go home and check the back of your protein powder and take note of how much fiber is in it. Most likely there’s only 1-3 grams. This is not enough. It’s not that your powder is bad, it’s just that you’re going to have to spend even more calories in your day trying to get in all the fiber you need.
BTW WHAT IS FIBER?
Fiber is one of weight loss’s little secrets. The human body can’t digest the main structural component of-plant fiber. Fiber’s primary purpose is to add bulk to the contents of your stomach and digestive tract, and to get RID OF BAD CHOLESTERAL which helps move things along and keeps you regular.
As a bonus, the extra bulk in your belly helps fill you up and keep you feeling full so you can limit your calorie intake. Having a fiber-rich shake for breakfast and/or for a snack or meal replacement each day just might be what you need to shed those extra pounds.
WHY DOES MY BODY NEED FIBER?
Fiber is something the body needs but never actually digests—in fact; it remains more or less the same from your plate to your toilet. It comes in two varieties, soluble and insoluble, and most plant-based foods contain a mixture of the two. Soluble fiber turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, remains unchanged all the way to the colon, making waste heavier and softer so it can shimmy through the intestines more easily. Regardless of these differences, neither type of fiber is ever absorbed into the body.
Eating too little fiber can make it tough to control blood sugar and appetite because fiber regulates the speed of digestion and contributes to satiety (aka feeling full).
There can be too much of a good thing, though. Overdoing it with fiber can move food through the intestines too quickly, which means fewer minerals get absorbed from food. It can also result in gas, bloating, and cramping, especially when fiber intake is dramatically increased overnight.
So what’s the magic amount? The Institute of Medicine recommends that men under 50 eat about 38 grams of fiber each day and women consume 25 grams.
Adults over 50 require less fiber (30 grams for men and 21 grams for women) due to decreased food consumption.
Replacing one meal a day with a nutritious, high-fiber shake can help you create the calorie deficit required and help you lose 1 to 2 pounds per week without any real hard effort which is considered to be a safe and healthy rate of weight loss (you need to trim 500 to 1,000 calories from your daily diet).
If you normally skip breakfast, you are not getting the fiber you need to ZAP THE FAT. Eating one high fiber low calorie protein rich smoothie every morning or for a snack everyday can help you lose up to 4 pounds a month without even doing exercise!
That one change is enough to lose 4 pounds in a month. Most protein shakes all by themselves do not have enough fiber.
There is however, one protein shake I recommend that is the only shake that has 8 grams of fiber! When a shake has this much fiber, you can get all your fiber in for the day while still keeping your calories low.
It’s called Complete by Juice Plus. I have my clients and patients eat a complete shake once or twice per day. Not only are they getting in healthy plant protein (that taste good by the way…most plant protein shakes taste horrible! Yuk) But, it taste sooooo good!
If you have 2 compete shakes per day and mix them with ½ cup betties in the morning shake and ½ betties in the evening or snack shake, you’ve got almost all your fiber in for the day. Otherwise you’ll be spending tons of energy and time and calories trying to get in all the fiber you need.
How can you get fiber to FIGHT YOUR FAT? Order 2 boxes of complete shakes from the link below. Then, contact me directly and I’ll coach you on how to use the shakes to lose the most weight EVER! I’ll even send you recipes so you’re never bored!
Back to the subject of working out. Working out is key to sustainable weight loss and keeping it off FOREVER. Adding this FIBER FAT TOOL can have you doubling your weight loss efforts!
Make 2016 your best year ever!
Love and Hugs,