Dear Dr. Mo: I wish to lose some weight and I know fiber is important part of a good weight-loss plan. My diet so far has not been very healthy and I am trying to improve it. Which foods do you suggest as a good source of fiber?
Dear reader: Nutritional super foods, rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other health preserving compounds are all around us. And yet, we succumb to advertising and our own cravings for sugars, greasy junk food and the simple fact that fast food is easier to acquire, it’s more readily available and in truth, it is often cheaper.
The first step is to become aware of these things and understand that in the 21st century, eating healthy presents a real challenge and asks for will power.
The magic word in today’s healthy diet which attains and maintains a healthy weight and good shape is, planning.
I say that in any weight loss plan, a strategic goal has to be Attain and Maintain.
To Attain and Maintain, you need proper tools, one of which is dietary fiber.
Fiber absolutely has to be on your daily menu – it not only helps in weight loss by keeping you fuller for longer and by regulating your bowel movement, it helps regulate cholesterol levels and ratios in the blood, preventing both weight gain and heart disease, Type 2 diabetes etc.
To help in your planning, here are some fiber-rich (super)foods you could include in your everyday meals: Continue reading