EATING FIBER INSTEAD OF EMPTY CALORIES HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT
Yep, that’s about right, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
240 adults with pre-diabetes (metabolic syndrome) were put in two groups: one group ate at least 30 grams of fiber a day FROM FOOD (not metamucil) and otherwise whatever else they wanted. The other group followed American Heart Association dietary guidelines which featured mostly healthy fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. The fiber group lost about a pound less than the heart association (AHA) group.
The punch line is that eating lots of fiber (few of us eat 30 grams even on our best days) means you’re going to feel more full and probably eat less overall. It’s no guarantee of getting the nutrition you need or of losing as much weight as you want or need to.
This study doesn’t do much for me — what do you think?