Raise your hand if you’ve made a New Year’s weight loss resolution but it failed within weeks because you felt too hungry (and grumpy) to stick with your new eating plan. There’s a simple fix to that oh-too-common dilemma: plain, old-fashioned fiber. It’s not sexy. It’s not exotic. But it’s part of all sensible weight loss programs because it works!
From keto to Mediterranean, diet plans may tell us to eat more fiber, but doing it is another story. We’re just not used to eating high-fiber foods. That’s why 95% of us are fiber deficient. As women, we should be eating 25 grams of fiber daily. Most of us get a lot less than half that recommended amount.
To make matters worse, some diet-friendly foods you may believe are high in fiber have only a paltry amount. For example, cream of wheat — which you may think is a nice whole grain, high-fiber cereal, has less than one gram of fiber per serving. And you’d need about a cup of lettuce and ½ cup of fresh tomatoes on your sandwich to get a mere 2 grams of fiber. Getting enough dietary fiber may seem as mystifying as learning a foreign language.
This should motivate you to get closer to the recommended levels
Fiber doesn’t just curb the appetite. It also helps you to manage your blood sugar so you may have fewer cravings. Some kinds of fiber — specifically prebiotic fiber such as the Sunfiber found in Regular Girl — actually act as food for bacteria in the gut, keeping your all-important gut microbiome healthy.
Tame your fear of fiber
Some people are downright scared of increasing their fiber intake. If you’ve ever experienced embarrassing side effects after filling up on fruits and vegetables – including gas, cramping, diarrhea or constipation – you know what we mean. The trick is to gradually add fiber-rich foods into your diet.
But on January 1st – when you’re highly motivated to lose weight – you don’t want to slowly ease into a weight loss plan! The good news is that you don’t have to.
Just one serving of Regular Girl gives you 5 grams of clinically proven prebiotic fiber without having to prepare any special recipes, choke down gloppy/gritty drinks or deal with unwanted side effects.
Regular Girl does three things dieters love:
- It will help you stick with your weight loss resolution because it’s easy to use. It dissolves quickly and invisibly into just about any food and drink without changing the taste, texture or aroma.
- It helps keep your gut microbiome healthy while curbing your appetite and minimizing blood sugar spikes (fewer food cravings).
- It won’t cause additional gas, cramping or bloating. In fact, it helps to normalize digestion (no sudden and unwanted diarrhea or constipation).
More ways to ease additional fiber into your diet
Athletes and musicians use a technique called mental rehearsal to improve their performance. They envision themselves mastering what they are about to do. You can use this same technique to improve your weight loss success.
Start by listing the high-fiber foods you’ll really look forward to eating. These may include apples, nuts, blueberries and other fruits with their skins. Then plan each day’s meals ahead of time. If you’re going to a restaurant with friends, for example, jump online the night before to look at the menu so you know what you’ll order.
By visualizing what you plan to do, you have a way better chance of actually doing it!