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Fat Loss ‘Secret’ Weapon

There are a lot of pieces to the fat loss puzzle.

And if you ask 10 people what it takes to be successful … you’re likely to get 10 different answers.

But there’s always one thing in common that I’ve never heard anyone waiver on.  And it’s what I’m calling the "secret" weapon in the fat loss game.

Fiber.

Sorry if you were thinking I was going to say some mystical new fat loss supplement or magical gadget you strap to your belly to shake the fat off and burn 10,000 calories per minute.

While maybe hearing that you should eat more fiber isn’t a "sexy" message … it’s not getting across.

The average American eats 12 grams of dietary fiber per day.  The recommendation is 2-3 times that amount.

But here’s where it gets tricky.  Fiber is great.

Actually, let’s take a step back.  The fiber naturally found in foods — foods like beans, veggies, fruit and oats — for example is great.

When companies starting "fortifying" foods with fiber, though, it doesn’t really have the same bang for its buck.

Here’s our rule of thumb — if a food package boasts about how wonderful its food is, leave it on the shelf.

DOUBLE FIBER bread.  This doesn’t mean loaded with extra whole grains — it usually means the company added an ingredient like inulin, maltodextrose or polydextrose.  These are not naturally occurring ingredients and clearly don’t have the same benefits that naturally occurring fiber does.

Outside of the loads of health benefits, how does it help with weight loss?

It keeps you fuller, longer.  And when you’re more full, you eat less.  And when you eat less, you lose fat. 

Hence the title of "Fat Loss Secret Weapon."  Eat more REAL fiber lose more REAL fat. 

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One Response to Fat Loss ‘Secret’ Weapon

  1. Monica November 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    I would love to hear your opinion on the alkaline diets and on food combining… They seem to have worked for lots of people and I would really like to hear your thoughts on these subjects…

    Best,

    Monica

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