High Fiber Diet
People who eat mostly meat, sausage, cheese, white bread and eggs instead of raw vegetables and grains lack fiber in their diet. Don’t stress though – you don’t have to give up everything! It is completely sufficient to change your diet little by little. EAT SMARTER will show you how to change your diet so you get more fiber.
High-Fiber Diet: The Best News First
A lot of fiber-rich foods are foods that we eat already anyways. For example, rice, potatoes, pasta and bread. Extra tip: the whole-wheat version of all of the above contains a lot more fiber. If this doesn’t taste that great to you, you can trick yourself a little by slowly adding whole wheat in until you get used to the taste.
High-Fiber Diet: Its Good For You
If you have so far not eaten a lot of rice, pasta, bread or potatoes your body may not be used to a fiber-rich diet and it may take your body a little time to adjust. You might experience some digestive and stomach issues while your body gets used to it, these should go away pretty quickly though. However, EAT SMARTER will show you how to adjust to a fiber-rich diet slowly so you don’t experience any of these side effects. Some extra tips: Drink enough water. At least 2 liters / 0.5 gallon daily. Also, make sure you move a lot; this helps with digestion. Most importantly, just go slow and experiment with what works best for your body.
Cereal In The Morning
Try cereal however you like it the best: with fruit, nuts, dried fruits, oats or other again. Either way this will add a lot of fiber to your day.
Rice Makes You Fit
Try brown rice ideally. If you don’t particularly like the taste of brown rice, try it in soups and stir-fries where the taste is not as strong. If cooking the rice takes too long for you, it’s also possible to get microwaveable bags of brown rice that cook in a few minutes!
This is where switching to whole wheat is the most difficult for many people. This is because whole-wheat pasta tastes different than normal pasta. Try the “fifty-fifty” trick. Just cook regular pasta and whole-wheat pasta (separately since they have different cooking times) and then mix the two together.
Bread And Rolls
Try switching to as much whole-wheat bread as possible. Just add in a whole-wheat sandwich here or there until you switch over completely.
Vegetables And Fruit
Eat both as often as possible raw and unpeeled because this way they provide the most fibrous materials. For people with sensitive stomachs that don’t tolerate a lot of raw food, you can cook the vegetables.