Okay ladies, our new challenge is to get enough fiber! Still keep drinking your water and work on getting soda out of your bodies!!! We should be getting between 25 and 35 grams of fiber daily!!! Once you have consumed 35 grams of fiber, only 80% of your food gets absorbed after that, a little incentive to eat fiber so you can treat yourself with something later. Here are some suggestions:
Fiber One Cereal – 1/2 cup has 14 grams of fiber, add 2 TBSP wheat germ and 2 TBSP flax seed (ground) you add another 6 grams of fiber. Top your cereal with berries or a banana and you add more fiber. You can get between 20 and 25 grams of fiber just at breakfast time. 4 dried figs contain 5 grams of fiber. Whole Wheat bread should contain 2 – 3 grams of fiber per slice (or else it is just plain white flour that is brown).
Apples also have a good amount of fiber with a bonus of being a teeth cleaner (celery too, they are good crunchy foods, which cleans the plaque off your teeth).
If you find some yummy high fiber items, please share. Debyi