Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber

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Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber

High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won't be as ravenous later. Finally, high-fiber foods tend to have fewer calories for the same volume of food. Choose whole grains and whole-grain products, fruits and vegetables, and beans, peas and other legumes.

Last Updated: 2010-02-26
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