Saturday, December 5, 2009

An Apple a Day...

Why is it important to eat fiber rich foods if you are trying to loose weight?

Eating fiber rich foods helps you to feel full longer, so you are less likely to overeat!
Fiber is an indigestible part of all plant foods. It is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and beans.

What happens when you constantly overeat?
You start feeling:
discomfort stomach aches
gases in the digestive tract
weight gain: which lead to a whole host of other problems.

In order to solve a problem, you should first find the reason for it. In this particular case it’s the lack of fiber-rich foods and – the higher intake of foods that contain no fiber (like meat or any other animal products). The average amount of recommended fiber intake is about 25-30 grams per day. Unfortunately most people regular diets include less than 10 grams daily.

You should start consuming more of these fiber-rich foods like:
all bran cereal
whole wheat bread
red cabbage
baked potato with skin
and much more...

Eat more beans, grains, fruits and vegetables to feel better, feel full longer, and have more energy!

There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. If you start eating more food rich in both types of fiber, you’ll be amazed of its beneficial effects over your digestive system, your body, your health, energy, and overall life.
You feel fuller longer – that’s the effect that helps you eat less food, which is rich in fiber, and your digestive tract uses more energy to digest it. This way your body burns additional calories and you can lose weight. Of course it takes some time and work to reach your desired weight, but you won’t be starving yourself, and yet you’ll be losing weight , doesn't that sound fabulous?

What does eating fiber have to do with the Utah Fitness Retreat?

It's just one of the many things you'll learn about in your nutritional classes and discussions with our registered dietician. We'll show you many new ways of thinking about foods, how to start eating better, how to make healthy taste great, and much, much more. During your stay, you will be eating many fiber rich foods. Our chef will prepare these nutritious meals for you and you will see and feel the difference in your energy, body, and mind.
For more information about our menu, check out

Bon Appetite, now go eat an apple!


  1. What a fantastic uplifting blog. I'm going to take your advice, starting now.
    Thanks so much.

  2. Not only do these foods provide fiber, they also FEED your body with micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This is one of the reasons we overeat. Our bodies are craving nutrition (i.e. to actually be fed) so we just keep shoveling in the stuff we usually eat. The problem is, the stuff we usually eat has a lot of calories and not enough fiber and micronutrients. Good stuff!