MSN Home  |  My MSN  |  Hotmail
Sign in to Windows Live ID Web Search:   
go to MSNGroups 
Free Forum Hosting
Important Announcement Important Announcement
The MSN Groups service will close in February 2009. You can move your group to Multiply, MSN’s partner for online groups. Learn More
AmericanIdolLoftFairNBalancedContains "mature" content, but not necessarily 
What's New
  Home Page  
  Message Boards  
  Loft Banquet 07  
  2007 Loft Awards  
  Loft Banquet 06  
  2006 Loft Awards  
  American Idol 7  
  Big Brother  
  Big Brother 9  
  Big Brother 8  
  American Idol 6  
  Big Brother 7  
  Canadian Idol 4  
  American Idol 5  
  Rock Star 2  
  Misc 2  
  Countdown: OBAMA  
  * * * 2008 * * *  
  Global Awareness  
  Animal Awareness  
  2008 NCAA  
  LFL 08-09  
  LFL 07-08  
  LFL 06-07  
  LFL 05-06  
  Book Listings and Recommendations  
  Creative Streak  
  Icons and such  
  Health N Fitness  
  Weather Board  
  Science & Crypto  
  Free Swim  
  Safety Dance  
  FNB Guidelines  
Health N Fitness : FIBER - For the Ladies
Choose another message board
 Message 1 of 1 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameLitaBonita  (Original Message)Sent: 10/26/2005 4:40 PM

Remember to consult your doctor before starting any diet and exercise plan.

Many American women will try just about anything to lose weight. There’s always a new fad diet on the market promising quick weight
loss, usually with very little effort. But there’s something that can help you lose weight that’s not a fad ?fiber.

Forgot about Fiber?

Fiber is in a variety of foods, but the problem is, many women consume far less of it than they should. A good amount is between 25 and 35 grams per day.

Types of Fiber

There are two types of fiber, and it’s important to get enough of both in your diet.

Type of Fiber Description Foods
Soluble Dissolves in water and forms a jellylike substance Legumes, some fruits, oat products, and seeds.
Insoluble Does not dissolve in water and leaves your body quickly Whole-grain breads, vegetables, flaxseed, brown rice, and whole-grain cereals.

Fringe Benefits

Increase your fiber intake and you’ll reap the benefits, which include:

  • Eating less because foods with fiber will take you longer to eat, so you will feel full sooner
  • Feeling full for longer, which may cut down on snacking between meals
  • Increased regularity

Fiber can’t be digested and is very low in calories. Adding it to your diet gradually and spreading it out over your daily meals can help prevent gas and bloating. Since fiber pulls water from your body, be sure to drink plenty of water.

Knowing what foods you should eat can help you to meet your daily fiber requirement. Below are some good food choices to incorporate into your diet.

Food Serving Size Amount of Fiber (g)
Black beans (cooked) 1 cup 19.4
Baked beans (in sauce) 1 cup 16.0
Peas (cooked) 1 cup 13.4
Dried figs 3 10.5
100% bran ½ cup 8.4
Broccoli (cooked) ¾ cup 7.0
Spinach (cooked) ½ cup 7.0
Yams (cooked or baked in skin) 6 oz. 6.8
Bran meal 3 tbsp. 6.0
Wheat spaghetti 1 cup 5.6
Lentils (cooked) 2/3 cup 5.5
Lima beans (cooked) ½ cup 4.5
Apple (with skin), large 1 4.5
Pear (with skin), medium 1 4.0

First  Previous  No Replies  Next  Last