Healthy ways to add fiber to your diet

We all know that most Americans don't get enough fiber in their diets. Women should consume around 25 grams of fiber daily, and men should consume around 35 grams. If you want to increase your fiber intake, here are a few easy tips:

  • Start gradually – loading up on fiber when your body isn't used to it may cause bloating and discomfort

  • Natural fiber sources are better than supplements – try to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, and grains

  • Flaxseed can be added to cottage cheese, oatmeal, or yogurt to give a fiber boost while adding a pleasant nutty flavor – it's also a great source of omega-3

Eating the right amount of fiber will help you stick to a healthy diet by making you feel full. It's also great for the digestion. So give it a shot today and start enjoying all the benefits of a fiber-rich diet!

Elle Meyer, author of Living the Thin Life, focuses on healthy and low-calorie cooking. By integrating healthy but tasty tips into all her meals, she can "live the thin life" without feeling like she's dieting all the time. Elle will be regularly contributing easy weight maintenance tips to, which is perfect because "easy" is our middle name.

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