There may be a surprise waiting for you in your closet. Sometimes it feels like your shorts and T-shirts shrunk over the winter. Although it would be nice to blame some joke-playing cosmic gremlin, it was probably those extra snacks which led to winter weight gain and those tight-fitting clothes. Instead of surfing the Internet for the latest weight-loss plan, simply consuming more fiber may help you lose those inches. Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler shared this slim-down trick when she appeared on Baltimore’s Fox News. We love that she suggested Sunfiber, the clinically proven soluble fiber found in Regular Girl.
You can’t blame magic for those extra pounds. “It’s really about energy balance,” explained Stoler. “Energy in – the food we put in – versus energy out.” You gain weight if you consume more calories than you expend in a day.
Stoler told viewers to think beyond simple calories, however, and also consider a food’s nutritional density. “We can have foods that have calories but no other value,” she said, “or we can put better ingredients in us.” One of the most-needed nutrients is dietary fiber. It supports your cardiovascular system and helps maintain a healthy gut.
Consuming dietary fiber also helps you manage your weight. “It provides us with satiety, or a feeling of fullness,” explained Stoler who encouraged consumption of fiber-rich foods such as beans, seeds, nuts and whole grains. “Nobody wants to feel hungry.” She added that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines revealed that most Americans are still lacking in fiber. The recommended daily amount is 25 to 28 grams per day, but most of us consume just half of that amount.
Meeting the daily fiber requirement may be a challenge, especially if you’re avoiding gluten. Many fiber-rich foods contain gluten. Stoler suggested using a soluble fiber supplement, and she called out the fiber ingredient used in Regular Girl. “It’s made from guar, so it’s gluten free,” she said. Boosting your fiber intake may help you quiet those cravings and help keep your sassy short skirts fitting just right.