Weight loss is the number one reason that women try the keto diet. It’s not surprising as the number of Americans who are overweight or obese increases each year, more people are searching for a solution for themselves and their families. There seems to be a shift away from searching for just another quick-fix diet as many crave a lifestyle change that is realistic and long-term.
Fiber is a part of that solution.
Fiber has been shown to prevent obesity. Those who eat the most fiber have lower weight and lower body fat [*].
Most Americans eat less than half of the recommended daily fiber intake! I find this statistic staggering and also an opportunity for making a change that will help you to reach your weight and health goals. In actuality, many who adopt a High Fiber Keto lifestyle, actually end up eating more fiber than they did before going keto.
There is a lot more for science to learn in this area, which has the potential to lead to microbiome-specific interventions for obesity. In the meantime, you can eat a fiber-rich diet and support microbiome balance with important supplements, such as a probiotic and prebiotic.
The connection between fiber and weight is clear, so in the next blog, I will get into some of the specifics including a high fiber foods list to lose weight. Stay tuned!
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