Following a diet rich in organic fiber is the best way to stay fuller without using expensive and dangerous pharmacy-grade appetite suppressants which can also be ineffective. This is why it is better to become aware of the high-fiber foods and snacks that you can nibble on during the course of the day in lieu of types of fatty foods such as steak and fries. Here are some of these foods as well as the basics regarding this type of diet.
Why Do You Need to Stay Fuller?
According to an article that was included in the Special Health Report that was published by Harvard Medical School, the main reason why people go beyond their body mass index or become overweight is because they consume too much calories. The number of calories that they consume is then influenced by other factors such as environment, genes and certain medical conditions. This was also verified by the article that was published in the National Institutes of Health website which states that obesity and being overweight is directly caused by an imbalance in the energy intake and expenditure. This means that when you eat more than what you can burn off, you will most likely to gain weight.
This is why many think that the most effective way to lose weight is to watch your diet closely by counting the calories and to shed the excess pounds through exercise. However most of the time, counting the calories does not cut it since you will still have cravings which can motivate you to go beyond the recommended calorie count for your body type. Hence, it is more effective to eat foods that are rich in organic fiber to suppress these cravings by making you feel full.
What are the foods that you need to eat?
Glucomannan – According to the famous Dr. Oz, this fiber absorbs the water in the digestive tract which reduces the ability of the intestinal lining to absorb cholesterol and carbs which then leads to weight loss. This supplement is best taken in powder form together with your fruit shakes or juices.
Cauliflower and Broccoli – These two vegetables contain the highest amount of fiber out of all the green vegetables, making them one of the best sources of fiber. While eating them raw is also an option, you can steam them or even fry them in extra virgin olive oil and season them with salt to make them more scrumptious.
Corn – Looking for a something that you can nibble on every now and then? Try substituting your unhealthy snacks with corn. Oat bran and rice bran are also rich in fiber and are very easy to prepare, making them the perfect snack for people who are always on the go.
Raspberries – This fruit contains a very high amount of organic fiber which makes it the perfect snack for people who are trying to lose weight. You can eat these fruits raw or you can sprinkle a couple of slices onto a low fat pancake batter for a healthy breakfast.
Gloria B. Miller graduated in 2001 from the University of Michigan with a degree in business administration. After working for her family business for 4 years, she decided to take a world tour for 1 year, where she discovered her love of travel and writing. She decided to go back to school and get her journalism degree from the University of Florida. After working in Washington for 2 years, she moved back to her home town of Troy to pursue a freelance writing career. You can read her blogs on www.energyfirst.com Follw her on Facebook & Twitter.