This post is sequel to the post what are you eating. Having listed some of the benefits you will get when you add fiber to your diet, here are some tips to boost your fiber intake.
- Eat whole fruits and dried fruits with skins (apples, pears, orange with roughage etc.) instead of juice or canned fruits that have been pealed and have less fiber.
- Increase your consumption of vegetables of all types, including plenty of raw vegetable salads and vegetable cuts.
- Eat whole wheat bread (with visible grain particles) instead of white bread.
- Choose high fiber carbohydrates like corn, Lima beans and peas. Eat high fiber cereals often.
- Eat legumes several times a week
- Eat the edible skins and seeds of vegetables. For example, the seeds of a cucumber, the skin of a baked potato.
- Think nuts and seeds if you can afford the calories and fat content.
- Eat brown rice instead of white rice (over processed)
- If you eat crackers, look for the fiber rich ones.
- Popcorn is a terrific high fiber, low fat snack. Add popcorn to your to your snack list.
Remember to increase your fluids when you add fiber to your diet, start slow to avoid intestinal discomfort. Lose weight by adding fiber to your diet, you will feel full longer and be less tempted to snack between meals. When you do snack, take fruits, vegetable cuts or nuts.
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