Ever find yourself trying to eat clean and end up feeling starving most of the day? Yeah, me too. It’s like as soon as you switch to that lower-calorie amount, your body freaks out and is constantly reminding you how hungry you are! It’s okay though because I have a suggestion.
Fiber! I know, gross. Everything you’ve heard of fiber is probably grainy, gas-inducing foods. I promise there are alternative ways to get a really fiber-rich diet! Most American’s don’t meet or even get close to consuming the recommended 25-30g of fiber that the American Heart Association recommends.
Here are a few ways to include fiber in your diet…some foods will surprise you!
Fiber Packed Foods
- Avocado toast has become such a staple snack. But do you know how many grams of fiber can be found in an avocado? Avocados have 8 grams of fiber! Aside from the oh-so-popular avocado toast, you could try making homemade guacamole or add avocado to your salad.
- Berries are the key to a fiber-rich diet, while also enjoying yummy fruit! Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries also have 8 grams of fiber in 1 cup. You can make a fruit salad of all different kinds of berries or chop them up and put them in yogurt.
- Fiber crackers and granola! At your local grocery store, you can find GG Scandinavian Fiber Crackers and Julian’s Bakery ProGranola – these two options are both really delicious sources of fiber. Turn your fiber cracker into a PB&J, or top it with some pizza sauce and mozzarella for a pseudo-pizza. Julian’s Bakery Granola can be thrown into any smoothie, put on top of delicious yogurt, or even just eaten as cereal.
No More Rumbling Stomach
These sources of fiber are sure to keep you full all day long. If you’re still struggling with feeling hungry all day long even after adding more fiber into your diet, make sure you’re drinking enough water. Drinking enough water is something that we’re always encouraging people to do, so keep that in mind! Eventually, after your body adjusts to the lower calories, you won’t feel as hungry and can change things to suit yourself best!
Written by GUADS student intern Hannah