A recent study from the American Dietetic Association revealed that even though two groups of individuals ate the same amount of calories, individuals who at 30% more of one particular nutrient sported lower levels of body fat while the other group was clinically overweight and/or obese. Ouch!
What’s this magical nutrient? Well, it’s found in foods like:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Rice
- Sprouted Grain Bread
And a ton of other foods…
The nutrient is fiber, and I highly suggest getting your fair share (~30 grams a day) ’cause it packs a ton of benefits like:
- slowing digestion and gastric emptying to support stable blood sugar levels and decreased insulin output (this means more fat loss)
- signaling the release of hunger crushing hormones supporting feelings of fullness and appetite control
- promoting weight control independent of calorie intake (as the ADA study revealed)
Basically, it’s one of those super nutrients that you should be aiming to consume with every meal, and it’s found in abundance in most fruits, vegetables, and whole grains…so stock up, and eat up!
Fiber is also a critical nutrient in helping you stay “regular”.
You see, constipation is not simply “not being able to go”, or only eliminating once a week…that’s severe constipation. The truth is, a healthy digestive system should be eliminating after every meal.
Are you going to the bathroom twice a day If not, you are suffering from constipation, which will cause a buildup of toxins and undigested, rotten, putrid food in your digestive system.
This can make it much harder for you to lose fat while also wreaking havoc on your digestive system and overall health…really bad stuff. Just imagine all that rotted, disgusting food sitting there in your digestive system…yuck!
By: Dave Knapp, PRINCETON ADVENTURE BOOTCAMP
About PRINCETON ADVENTURE BOOTCAMP –A personal trainer, Dave Knapp, launched Princeton Adventure Boot Camp in February of 2007 and specializes in weight loss for women and men. Schedules and client testimonials are available at www.PrincetonBootCamps.com. Dave a certified fitness boot camp instructor with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at Princetonbootcamps@yahoo. Or 888-402-2267