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Will increasing my fiber help me lose weight?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Help with satiation and fullness.

In brief: Yes
Help with satiation and fullness.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
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In brief: It can
If increased fiber in your diet is accompanied by fewer calories, because you feel fuller= it could result in weight loss.
High fiber foods, tend to be higher in bulk, and water content. The fiber also slows down the digestion of the food which might tell your brain you are full and slow down your overall intake of food.

In brief: It can
If increased fiber in your diet is accompanied by fewer calories, because you feel fuller= it could result in weight loss.
High fiber foods, tend to be higher in bulk, and water content. The fiber also slows down the digestion of the food which might tell your brain you are full and slow down your overall intake of food.
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes it can
Fiber binds up fats and carbohydrates in the food that you eat.
For example, if you eat bread with fiber it will increase your sugar less than eating a bread with no fiber. We actually treat people with slightly high cholesterol with fiber supplements because it binds up the fats as well as the carbs. In many cases adding high fiber foods or fiber supplements can help with weight loss.

In brief: Yes it can
Fiber binds up fats and carbohydrates in the food that you eat.
For example, if you eat bread with fiber it will increase your sugar less than eating a bread with no fiber. We actually treat people with slightly high cholesterol with fiber supplements because it binds up the fats as well as the carbs. In many cases adding high fiber foods or fiber supplements can help with weight loss.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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