There’s an endless number of ways to approach weight loss, some definitely more healthy than others. The truth of the matter is many of these falls short for one reason: sustainability. When it comes to losing weight, balanced nutrition is more helpful than all of the calorie counting, weighing, and measuring. But, there’s one key carb that the vast majority of us aren’t eating enough of that can actually help with weight loss: fibre.
What is Fibre?
Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Unlike most carbs, fibre cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, so it passes through the body undigested. There are two types:
- Soluble fibre, which dissolves in water, can help lower glucose levels as well as help lower blood cholesterol.
- Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water but can help food move through your digestive system, promoting regularity and helping prevent constipation.
What does fibre do + how does it help?
Fibre helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. Fibre also feeds the helpful bacteria living in our guts, helps keep our digestive system moving, and can even help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system!
Maybe fibre isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it can be if trimming and toning are on your to-do list this spring! High-fibre foods tend to be healthy (think: fruit, veggies, whole grains), but that wasn’t the most interesting part of a recent study published in the Annals of Medicine. This study compared two very different weight loss diets – one simply adding more fiber, and the other calling for major dietary changes. In the end, each group lost comparable amounts of weight, ate relatively the same amount of fiber each day, and kept the weight off!
The common thread? More fibre.
This information confirms what those of us following our TLS Weight Loss Lifestyles already know. It turns out that losing weight doesn’t mean cutting out everything you love to eat. Making small, sustainable changes to support a healthy lifestyle is not only going to lead to success in the long run, but you don’t have to dread being miserable for weeks on end with a crash diet!
How much should you be eating?
It’s recommended that women from ages 19–50 get between 25–28 grams of fibre daily, and men between the ages of 19–50 should aim for 30–34 grams each day. This may sound like a lot, but it’s not when you’re living the TLS Lifestyle!
Fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains contain high amounts of fiber, and these foods fit perfectly into a low-glycemic impact diet. But, if you’re still finding yourself falling a little short then TLS Nutrition Shakes can help you fill the gap!
Now, if you want to make extra sure you hit your daily fiber intake, then the NutriClean® Advanced Fiber Powder is the perfect finishing touch to your TLS Shake! This gluten-free add-in uses a superior mixture of L-glutamine, inulin, Fibersol-2, and probiotics while delivering top quality soluble fiber to promote the healthy growth of good gut bacteria and support healthy intestinal function.
Just one shake with your NutriClean® Advanced Fibre Powder can ensure you’re over halfway to your fibre intake goals each day, so what are you waiting for? Grab your TLS Shakes and Advanced Fibre Powder today + get trim and tone before your spring vacation!