Yes, protein is sexy, and red wine is also sexy. Fiber, no, not really, but fiber is one of the most misunderstood nutrients available. It works so hard. The red wine may be but I can’t tolerate it. Gives me a headache! Others just love it.
Fiber helps to keep the the digestive system moving, keeps you pooping! But make sure you drink that water . My wearable weight loss device on my wrist keeps track of my water intake. Without it, I probably would only drink half as much as I should.
Back to fiber. It also helps decrease many ills, such as cancer and diabetes. And it helps you stay skinny. How about that? So fiber should be your friend if you are on the weight loss journey. Fiber talks to your brain.
After you eat fiber and the roughage goes in and past your gut to your large intestine, it’s fermented by bacteria and that will produce hormones that send messages to your brain, saying ,hey brain, this person you are in charge of is full. And fiber takes a small amount of energy away reducing calorie intake.
Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day. Men would do well to eat 30 to 38 grams a day.
When buying packaged foods, check the nutrition facts label for fiber content. It differs with different brands.