Posted by: jbiggars63 | May 24, 2013

Fiber? YES!


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Here is a handout that Medi-Weightloss Clinics® put out about the importance of fiber in your diet! Check it out!
Fiber is classified into two categories; soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is considered roughage and does not break down easily. This type of fiber passes through the digestive track faster and helps relieve constipation. Soluble fiber is thick and absorbs/retains water. The soluble property forms a gel and slows digestion. Soluble fiber has been known to stabilize blood glucose, allow better nutrient absorption, and increase the feeling of fullness.
Constipation is defined as not producing a bowel movement for three or more days. Your bowel patterns may change while on the Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Program. For example, you may experience less frequent bowel movements due to your decreased food consumption. As long as your stools are soft, you are not constipated. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Inner Balance is a crucial component of the program designed to promote regular bowel function. Adults, take one to two (1-2) capsules, as a dietary supplement, twice daily with at least 8 oz of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning on supplement label!
Questions to Ask Yourself:
1. Am I drinking enough water?
2. Am I eating green vegetables?
3. Are my stools soft?
Use Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Inner Balance as your first choice to avoid constipation. If unresolved, you may try these over-the-counter fiber supplements: Benefiber®, Unifiber®, or Fibersure®. It is important to read the label on all over-the-counter products as they may contain calories and carbohydrates.
Guidelines for Consuming Fiber
1. Increase consumption of foods high in fiber or supplements gradually to prevent gastrointestinal side effects such as gas and bloating.
2. It is important to increase your fluid intake when you increase the amount of fiber in your diet.
Foods High in Fiber
Collard greens, Raspberries
Avocados without skin, Broccoli,
Spinach, Blackberries,
Chard, Apples
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