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High Five to High Fiber

What is fiber … or, in the weight-loss arena, what is dietary fiber?  According to, dietary fiber is a class of complex carbohydrates described as an indigestible long chain of sugar molecules.  Foods such as fruits (preferably with the skin), vegetables, grains, and legumes have the fiber that is needed to feel full while supporting the digestive system with the goal of losing weight. 

Multiple sites show that Americans aren’t eating enough fiber … I suspect I fall in that same category … and I plan to do so this month to help with my weight loss journey. 

According to Nourish of WebMD, when eating a high fiber diet, you need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.  I’m not a big water drinker but I’ll get it down as it is supposed to help move fiber through my digestive system while keeping my hunger pains in check. 

So, how is a high fiber intake supposed to help me lose weight?  It is supposed to make me feel full longer.  Let’s see how it goes …

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