Round Out Your Fiber Intake

Round Out Your Fiber Intake Just as it is with proteins, there's more than one type of dietary fiber. Some even come from marine sources, including shellfish. And similar to the way different proteins support muscle building and maintenance, different fibers work on your body in different ways. A study published in the journal Obesity Reviews found that viscous fibers such as pectins and guar gum can reduce appetite by as much as 60% compared to the 14% reduction realized from non-viscous fibers.

Subjects who supplemented their diet with these fibers reduced body weight by 0.4% over a 4-week period. For a 174 pound person, that's a little more than half a pound per month. Because some types of fiber were more effective for long-term results, it's a good idea to get a variety of fiber in your diet.

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