Tag Archives: Dietary fiber

Fresh Friday: Not Losing Weight? Check Your Fiber Intake

Why Should I Care? Although fiber is not a macronutrient, it is absolutely vital for weight loss, controlling diabetes, averting heart disease, treating constipation, lowering cholesterol, preventing diverticulitis, gallstones, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, polyps, and colon cancer. How Much Fiber do I Need? […]

Fresh Friday: Calling All Volume Eaters

So I’m what is known as a volume eater. This means satiety comes from large quantities of food. How is this achieved on a 1400-1500 calorie budget? Knowing which foods are low in calories and high in protein, fiber, and water so that […]

Fresh Friday: Scrumptious Spaghetti Makeover

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? I remember eating plain noodles straight from the colander as a kid. Plain noodles are pasty and tasteless. Why did I nibble them anyway? Ghrelin, also known as the hunger hormone, is produced upon sight or even description […]

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