About two weeks ago, I decided to tweak my diet by adding in more fiber. Women under 50 should aim for 25g of fiber a day. Looking at my Fitness Pal tracker, I was consuming roughly 10-15g daily. No wonder I’ve had major bouts with constipation.
Adding Fiber With Food
The best way to add fiber into my diet is by eating more of or introducing certain foods back into my diet. The problem is finding fiber-rich foods that are low in carbs. The problem is many foods – whole grains, legumes, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, and peas – are too high on their carb count for me at the moment. If I start adding these foods back into my diet, my weight loss pretty much stops.
Of the high-fiber, high-carb foods, only the sweet potato makes it to my plate. There are so many health benefits to eating sweet potatoes it’s insane for me to pass them up. Also, they are just so damn tasty. I treat them as a rare indulgence (1-2 times a month).
Thankfully there are a handful of foods I eat that are high in fiber: spinach, broccoli, almonds and avocados. Except for almonds, I just need to increase how much I eat of them. Read More