Easy, Yummy Ways to Get More Fiber to Boost Weight Loss
Fiber. It may not be the miracle ingredient humankind has searched for millennia to slash weight and fat, but it definitely is an important cog in the weight loss mechanism. Dietary fiber allows your body to feel satiated for a longer period of time after consuming it in a meal, thus helping you eat fewer calories throughout the day and boosting weight loss. This is one benefit among a plethora of advantages you gain from absorbing dietary fiber, like regulating your bowel movement, lowering cholesterol and controlling blood-sugar levels. Unfortunately, there is a misconception among the general public that dietary fiber can only be found in unsavory food. This could not be further from the truth and we have set out to dispel this rumor.
When you read “whole grains” you may already be thinking, here we go again with the same old regurgitation about dull healthy foods. Hold it right there with those thoughts. As the title says, this article is about appeasing your taste buds and vexing your fat buds to boost weight loss. You are probably aware of the types of whole grains we mean, so rather than boring you with all of the banter, we will get right into the bulk of our recipe, which will leave you drooling.
This apple with steel-cut oatmeal snack will startle your eyes while pleasing your taste buds. First, boil some oats and add a couple of appetizing spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. If your diet can absorb it, you can sprinkle some delicious maple syrup as well. Serve the oatmeal in a hollowed out apple. You get fiber from the oats and the apple.
For a complete meal that can boost weight loss, cook a whole wheat rigatoni with scrumptious roasted vegetables. You can stir fry fiber loaded vegetables like squash and broccoli, with some onions, mushrooms and tomatoes for taste. Use coconut oil for your cooking needs to give your meals added flavor and keep them healthier. Add pepper and salt to spruce up the vegetables. In a pan, toast almonds until golden, then add olives and a red pepper to give a zing to your recipe. Add your concoction to boiled whole wheat rigatoni and season to taste with salt and pepper. Throw on some aromatic herbs, such as parsley and basil, to top off this delicious meal.
A popular legume in Asian and African cultures is the versatile chickpea. There are many delectable chickpea recipes catching on recently in North America, including the ever-so-popular hummus, which you can combine with olive oil and rye bread for excellent taste and dietary fiber. Another great method to consume chickpea is in a soup. Try cooking your chickpea soup with celery, onions, tomatoes, broad beans, lemon juice and coriander. This will leave you asking for more, but remember to watch your portions, otherwise the weight loss boost you will get will be short-lived.
There are countless delicious, fiber packed foods that can boost weight loss. All you need is a little discipline and creativity to discover the right recipes or have fun inventing your own.