Fibre is your friend if you are trying to lose weight. You should aim to consume a minimum of 30 grams of fibre per day. Fibre comes from many sources and it’s important to remember that processed foods are often low in fibre. This is one of the many reason we advocate for a diet that contains whole foods from natural sources.
To lose weight you MUST be in a calorie deficit, that means you are using more calories than you are consuming. A high fibre diet should help you to stay in a calorie deficit and is one strategy you can use to lose wight.
There are lots of reasons fibre is good for weight loss, with the main ones being
- Fibre is filling and low in calories.
- It slows down digestion.
- It is found in foods packed with nutrients.
- Encourages healthy gut bacteria.
- Reduces your appetite.
Whole food diets are great because they are naturally packed full of fibre, here are some examples:
- Wholegrain cereals, whole-wheat pasta, wholegrain bread, and oats.
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Peas, beans and pulses.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Potatoes with skin.
To get 30g of fibre a day from vegetables alone you would need to have around 750g of vegetables. So, it is important to vary your food intake and include foods from the above across each week to ensure variety and a high fibre content.
Ultra Nutrition supplements are packed with fibre:
- 23g fibre in one serving of Ultra Daily
- 8g fibre in one serving of Ultra Complete
- 10g fibre in one serving of Ultra Protein plant-based
So, if weight loss is your goal fibre is a key component of a heathy eating plan. Ensure you get your fibre from a variety of sources and see it as a tool to help you stay in a calorie deficit which is essential for weight loss.