Can you really lose more weight by eating more fiber?

United States
June 10, 2007 2:24am CST
Does anyone know how fiber helps with weight loss and weight management? I've heard that eating more fiber can help you lose weight. Not sure it that's true. But, it would be nice.
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7 responses
• United States
10 Jun 07
Well, I've read that fiber helps with your digestion, therefore you'll be going to the bathroom much more frequently and losing the weight through the disposal of your waste.
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• India
10 Jun 07
are you trying it?? if yes plz tell me the results too. Even i want to lose weightif fibre can help why not eat it. thanks for the oinfo by the way and do tell the results of your experiment it can create ripples in the medicinal world
@kareng (22501)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I think fiber is more filling and it takes longer to break it down once you eat it in your digestive system. For instance, bran cereal will fill you up faster than the sugar coated cereal. You will feel full longer and your body will take longer to digest the food. This will keep you from eating more frequently and adding unwanted calories.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I would be interested to know if fiber helps you to lose weight too. If you have any diet secrets you can share I would be interested :)
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
11 Jun 07
From what I understand the key is to eat fiber for breakfast - like whole grain oatmeal with Walnuts with a piece of fruit - and make sure your afternoon snack contains some kind of fiber but is low cal - like an apple. Combined with this you do need to eat smaller meals more often and eat a lot more fruits & veggies to get the good fiber.
@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
10 Jun 07
I think it does help you lose weight. It makes you want to go more often, so if you go for a walk, make sure you can get to a washroom in time. :) The food tastes better and I do have a loving for lots of fruits and vegetables. Now if only there was a way not to make pears so sticky.
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
10 Jun 07
Yes you can.Actually it is more hard to digest fibre.so when you have lots of fibre body uses more energy to burn your diet.Soultimately you start using more calorie which automatically burns calrie which helps to reduce weight.