I've seen a lot of you writing in about fibre and how you struggle to meet your daily target on the Life Plan. In fact, it's probably one of our most asked questions.
What's the deal with fibre?
Yes, it's important to hit your goal but it's really just a sneaky way for us to get you all eating more nutrient dense food.
Now hear me out, I will explain this in more detail if you keep reading...
Let's say you have a calorie goal of 2,000. Within that 2,000 you can realistically eat whatever you want, that's the beauty of calorie deficit after all.
However, if you chose to fill your calories with a load of sugary stuff such as chocolate, sweets, pop tarts and doughnuts then there would be 0g of fibre; therefore very few nutrients.
Our intention is to get as many nutrients and minerals down you as we can, whilst achieving weight loss. If we set you a fibre goal of say 25-30g then there is no way you can fit in too much sugary rubbish.
You see now? We're sneaky, rather than you all worrying what "healthy" food to eat, if you simply hit your fibre and protein goal, you'll find you get enough nutrients down you.
Insufficient fibre can also lead to tiredness, IBS, nausea and even a lot of ruthless toilet trips - if you know what I'm saying.
Don't worry if you are struggling to hit your fibre at first, you are not alone. Sometimes it's all about experimenting and finding out what works for you.
I've banged out a few of my favourite fibre examples below:
It's now up to you to go and buy any of the above and start incorporating them into your meals/snacks.
Remember not to go silly with the fibre one bars etc, yes there is 5g of fibre, but there is also no nutrients. The same goes for fibre powder, if you're supplementing fibre powder it means you're also eating too much sugary rubbish. Yes, take fibre supplements to help with bowel movements, but don't take it to hit your fibre goal as you're only cheating yourself.
Now, I know some of you will look at the list above and still feel a bit unsure.
Let me tell you how you can make changes to your current food choices. This might be the fix that helps you smash your fibre goal on the Life Plan.
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