7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You
“Want to lose weight? Try increasing your daily fiber intake in the form of nutrient-rich high-fiber foods. Why fiber? Recent research in the Journal of Nutrition suggests eating more fiber as a way to prevent weight gain or even encourage weight loss. Over the course of the two-year study, the researchers found that boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost.
Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 grams.”
Source: Eating Well
These are a staple at our house. We eat them at least once a week. Most of the time I just throw them in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour or till they’re soft. We love them. My husband eats them with the skins. Do you? I don’t, but maybe I should start.
According to Eating Well, “A medium-size baked sweet potato (2 inches wide, 5 inches long…a little larger than your computer mouse), skin included, offers 5 grams of fiber—for just 103 calories.” That’s a lot of bang for the calories and they’re so satisfying.
Other high-fiber foods include apples, green beans, raspberries, strawberries, chickpeas and pumpkin.
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Healthy High-Fiber Recipes:
Green Bean Casserole
Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew
Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter
Orange Slices with Warm Raspberries
Strawberry, Melon & Avocado Salad
Healthy High-Fiber Recipes and Menus