Barndad Nutrition Fiber DX

How Can a Fiber Shake Help You Lose Weight?

Dietary fiber is not a magic wand, but it can help you achieve your weight loss goals with a little more ease. One of the hardest pieces to manage when you are trying to lose weight is hunger, but fiber can help in several ways.

Eating high-fiber foods slows down the speed at which food leaves the stomach and is absorbed in the intestine, making you feel full longer and they take longer to chew, giving your brain time to get the signal that you have had enough to eat. (see more here) This allows you to resist eating more food than you need.

Research has shown that people who consume 35 to 45 grams of fiber a day are less hungry when losing weight and lose more weight than people who consume less fiber. One study found that boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed resulted in losing about 4½ pounds over the course of the study. (see more here)

The Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intake* states that most women should get at least 25 grams and most men at least 38 grams of fiber daily to gain all the health benefits of fiber. The American Cancer Society recommends 20 – 35 grams of fiber per day, based on research indicating that higher fiber intake may reduce the risk of various forms of cancer. The FDA allows a health claim for certain types of fiber, like psyllium and oats, for the reduction of heart disease. (see more here) Unfortunately, most Americans get only about half that amount; even less when they are dieting.

Fibers are either soluble, dissolve in water, supports healthy cholesterol and blood sugar metabolism; or insoluble, does not dissolve in water, helps clear toxins and prevent constipation. Both types of fiber are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts, which is why BarnDad’s FiberDX products contain both soluble and insoluble fibers from 8 different sources.

Adding a BarnDad Fiber DX shake (or two) to your daily routine is an easy way to reduce your appetite, fill you up and keep you feeling full longer, making it far easier to reach your weight-loss goals. “Are you counting your fiber?” Click here to purchase.

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“Increasing Total Fiber Intake Reduces Risk of Weight and Fat Gains in Women.” J. Nutr. March 2009.

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“Is Fibre Still Relevant in Weight Management?” Euromonitor International, May 2014

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