Are you finding it difficult to get rid of the few extra pounds you’ve been working forever to lose? For those of us seeking to lose weight and help our bodies operate as optimally as possible, you may find adding the daily recommended intake of 25 grams of fiber to your diet extremely helpful. Daily fiber intake initiates weight loss by creating a full feeling when you eat.  As a result your daily food intake will gradually lessen, thereby causing you to lose that extra flab that has been bothering you for quite some time. Therefore, if you find an echo of the mantra ‘fit is the new skinny’ in your mind, then a fiber supplement should be on your purchase list today.   And just in case that is not enough to convince you, here are 11 reasons why fiber should be apart of your daily diet:

1. Fiber increases the sense of satiety associated with food intake. Fiber lowers the energy density of foods (number of calories per serving) and slows down the movement of the food in the digestive system. As the food stays longer in the digestive track, you will feel a greater sense of fullness. This is the reason why fiber is extremely effective in weight loss as you can eat less and still not be tempted by hunger. Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of the The Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories<, explains in her book that simply doubling the amount of fiber in our diet from our average daily 14 gm to around 30 gm can be an extremely effective and fast way to lose weight without much trouble. However, fiber also reduces digestibility, so you should definitely consult your dietitian on how fiber can be comfortably included in your daily diet. In addition, your body might take some time to adjust to the increased fiber intake in your diet, so you should make sure that the transition is happening gradually but without delay.

2.  A high fiber diet can be instrumental in regulating blood glucose and insulin, as fiber has an significant effect on the entire digestive system. If you are worried about blood glucose and insulin levels, then you should definitely consider consulting your dietitian about how best to include fiber in your diet.

3. Fiber has a bad reputation of tasting like cardboard.  So if you are seeking a fiber supplement you won’t have to choke down, so to speak, then you should try Arbonne Essentials Daily Fiber Boost.  It is a tasteless product so it can fit easily in your diet plan. You just have to add the required amount of fiber powder to your food, drinks or protein shake and you are on your way to losing weight.  However, as mentioned before, you should definitely consider consulting with your dietician on how much fiber intake you should take for you specifically.

4. A high-fiber diet, along with a healthy lifestyle can help you maintain a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) value. A study conducted showed that women following high fat/low fiber diet are more likely to be overweight than those women who followed a high fiber/low fat diet. Fiber is in fact a great way to maintain a lean shape without expending much effort to it.  But of course, you should exercise regularly in addition to eating right.

5. A very interesting observation indicates that a high fiber diet can reduce the risk of colon cancer. A study involving data collected over 10 European Nations showed that if a population with a low fiber intake would transition to a high fiber diet, the risk of colon cancer is reduced by 40 %.   (Study not done in US).

6. If you are into body cleansing, then Arbonne Essentials Daily Fiber Boost can also be used in a detoxification program as it can manage the feeling of fullness within a person while cleansing the system at the same time.

7. Fiber has the ability to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. This conclusion is based on a recent Finnish study, which showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes decreases with increased intake of whole grain and cereal fiber.

8. High fiber foods are also rich in important micro-nutrients.

9. High fiber intake also has a protective effect on the heart, as it lowers the bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol without decreasing the good ‘HDL” cholesterol.

10. Higher fiber intake has been found to be linked with a slower build-up of cholesterol filled plaque in the arteries of postmenopausal women with coronary artery complaints.

11. Fibers act as a great roughage item, thereby boosting the digestive system. However, you should always take the suggestion of your dietitian on how much fiber to include in your daily diet.

Fiber is such an important part to minding our temple; yet many of us fail to even add a fraction of the daily recommended intake of 25 grams to our diet.  Considering the many benefits of simply adding fiber to your diet, why would you wait another day before adding this supplement to your daily regime.  The easiest way I have found to incorporate fiber into my daily routine is by adding 1-2 scoops of Arbonne Essential’s Daily Fiber Boost to my food and protein shakes.  It really is tasteless.  Order your 30-day supply today. Your body is your temple.  Do everything in your power to keep it well maintained instead of waiting for something to happen.

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

We are all fat and full from a delicious and over-indulgent Thanksgiving dinner yesterday.  Perhaps you are spending the day enjoying a few Black Friday specials or putting up the Christmas Tree getting ready to celebrate the remainder of the holiday season.  Whatever you are doing today, there is probably one thing on your mind… What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers?  The refrigerator is probably filled to the brim with goodies just waiting to be put to good use.  And, of course, we are all so very thankful for the opportunity to have such an abundance of food we wouldn’t dare let it go to waste.  So we surfed around seeking out some ideas to re-purpose your Thanksgiving dinner.

Molly Buccini at gives us 5 Things to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers.  “We know about turkey sandwiches, but what about all the other leftovers? Here are some fresh ideas to reinvent those leftovers and make them seem like new.”  Can you say Sweet Potato Pudding?  Yum.  This is on our list for preparing Thanksgiving leftovers.  Head over to Molly’s article to read more…

The Serious Eats Team has given us several delicious options for your Thanksgiving leftovers.  They have a list of about 20 or so recipes including Turkey Tortilla Soup.  Something so simple, yet how many of us would have thought to substitute chicken for turkey in our tortilla soup?

Want more recipes?  Then check out Diana Rattray’s recipes using leftover turkey.  She has a list of leftover turkey recipes to make your mouth water and your lips quiver.  Today just might a turkey curried salad day.  What about you?