By dietcherry Latest Reply 2011-11-13 17:20:09 -0600
Started 2011-11-07 22:28:50 -0600

High-fiber diets may blast away visceral fat, the health-threatening stuff that lies deep beneath the pudginess.

Using CT scans to measure fat at the beginning and end of a 5 year study period, researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC found that people who ate more soluble fiber—10 grams a day was the magic number—gained less dangerous belly fat than those who didnt. Exercise helped even more.

Beyond the belly-fat link, fiber is a great weight-loss weapon because it helps fill you up.

How to get to 10 grams: Start your day with a cup of cooked oatmeal and a large apple; have a sandwich made on whole wheat bread for lunch, an orange for a snack, and a side of cooked broccoli for dinner.

Other soluble-fiber stars: dried beans, peas, and prunes.

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Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-09 19:17:31 -0600 Report

Man, hindsight is always 20/20! Now if it would just melt away what i've already accumulated i would be golden! LOL