A high fiber diet helps you lose more weight than you may think. In a study, those on a high fiber diet were half as likely to become obese, according to nutrition researcher Megan McCrory. “Fiber doesn’t contain any calories, yet it contains bulk, so when people consume fiber, they consume few calories. So, the trick is learning where the high fiber sources are and seeking them out.”
The top sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat bread, pasta and cereals. Experts say try to get 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. Dr. McCrory says, “I think it’s not hard once you know how to do it.”
Some easy tips — switch to whole grain breads . Add a handful of nuts to yogurt. Add beans to soups and salads . Also snack on fruits, vegetables, and maybe some popcorn.