Take Fiber to Lose Weight

Daily soluble-fiber supplements (such as Metamucil and Benefiber) may help you lose weight by curbing your hunger, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. People who took them lost an extra 9 pounds over four months. Experts


Daily soluble-fiber supplements (such as Metamucil and Benefiber) may help you lose weight by curbing your hunger, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. People who took them lost an extra 9 pounds over four months. Experts say eating fiber-rich foods each day can work similar magic. A few to try:

  • Oatmeal (1 cup, cooked, instant or regular)

  • Popcorn (3 cups, air-popped or microwaved)

  • Edamame (1/2 cup, cooked)

  • Raspberries (1 cup, fresh or frozen)

  • Potatoes (1 medium with skin, baked or roasted)

Last Updated: September 10, 2008

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