Fiber helps you lose weight in a few different ways. First, foods with more fiber are more filling. If you eat high-fiber foods like oatmeal or whole-grain breads, it takes your body a long time to digest the food. So your belly feels full for a longer period of time and that can help you eat less. In addition, some types of fiber, called insoluble fiber, can't be digested by your body. So the food passes through your digestive system without being absorbed into your bloodstream. This means that the food won't end up padding your thighs or your belly like other foods can do. Try and get about 25-30 grams a day.
Here are some high fiber foods and how many grams per serving for easy reference:
Avocado - 13g per avocado
Green peas - 9g per 1 cup
Broccoli - 5g per 1 cup
Sweet potato - 5g per potato
Ezekiel bread - 5g per slice
Whole grain pasta - 5g per 1 cup
Brussel Sprouts - 4g per cup
Quinoa - 5g per cup
Oatmeal - 10g per cup
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