Fiber is the key to losing weight and regulating digestion. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, a high fiber diet is linked to longevity, improved energy, better sleep, brighter skin, etc. YAY SMOOTHIES. YAY BB’s! Soluble and insoluble fiber both play an important role, so load up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Low fiber foods include refined grains, powdered foods, dairy, meat, and fish. Limit those.
CARBS: without carbs you’ll likely feel cranky, weak, lightheaded, and always hungry. On the other hand, if you eat TOO MANY carbs your body never needs to burn fat for fuel and you’ll either gain weight or stay the same weight. This is why a combination of a high carb, high fiber, moderate protein, low fat diet is so important for LONG TERM FAT LOSS. Fiber negates the amount of carbohydrates that get converted into sugar. EX: a food that has 20 grams of carbs and 5 grams of fiber, the net carbs would be 15 grams of carbs.
This is the lifestyle that has worked for my personal weight loss and weight maintenance. When I was losing weight, my net carbs were lower. Now that I am at a weight I want to maintain, I eat A LOT OF CARBS and love it.