There is a secret ingredient that you can add to your diet to increase weight loss, but it's not such a big secret after all. The ingredient is fiber.
Fiber is something that has been sorely lacking in the American Diet over the past 50 years, with the increasing availability of processed foods. As food is more processed to be sent to the grocery store and eventually to our tables, important nutrients are stripped away.
Fiber helps you feel fuller, causing you to eat less. Not only that, fiber helps to slow down the digestion of calories. Fiber takes longer for your body to process and break down, causing you to feel fuller longer. Once the fiber gets through your stomach, it aids in elimination, taking toxins from your body quickly.
Studies have shown that a diet high in fiber helps to prevent diseases such as colon cancer and diabetes. So along with weight loss, there are many healthy benefits of fiber.
You should strive to get 35 grams of fiber per day in your diet. This can be very difficult. If you look at nutrition labels on packages, you will be hard-pressed to find more than 1 or 2 grams of fiber per serving.
Fiber supplements can help to increase your intake and will aid in your weight loss.
To get 35 grams of fiber per day from supplements, you will be taking several pills per day. You need to read labels carefully. Most fiber pills require you to drink lots of water to get the pill down and prevent it from swelling in your throat. These pills can contain a risk of choking. That can be pretty scary.
Powdered fiber supplements that you can sprinkle into liquids or food are an easier way to go, but don't offer as much fiber.
Here's a great secret:
Add a can of black beans to your diet daily.
This simple trick will allow you to meet your fiber requirements and you will definitely see a weight loss. Just also be conscious of what else you eat.
Here are some easy ways to eat the black beans after rinsing thoroughly:
Add to salsa.
Add to a salad.
Mash beans up and spread on a tortilla. Sprinkle on a little bit of cheese and roll up.
Mix into soup or chili.
Buy a small chili from Wendy's and add a couple of spoonfuls to the chili.
Make scrambled eggs and add a little salsa and some hot sauce and the beans and wrap in a tortilla.
Think of all your daily meals and get creative with what you can add the beans to.
You may just like to eat them right out of the can.
You can also substitute a can of fat-free refried beans, but I think it's a little harder to incorporate them into your daily meals so that you eat the whole can.
Black bean soup is another excellent way to get your fiber.
Try this simple trick for a month, along with a sensible weight loss plan and you can increase your weight loss.