We don't eat enough fiber. Here are some easy ways to add it to your diet.
The Full Plate Diet is built on the notion that fiber is the key to weight loss. Eating 40 grams of fiber a day—rather than the 10 to 15 grams that most adults consume—the authors say, will keep you full and help you drop pounds without having to count calories. Whether or not fiber is the magic ingredient they say it is, the authors are correct that we generally don't eat enough fiber from whole-food sources like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and even nuts and seeds. Here are 10 food swaps the book suggests as a way to boost the fiber content of your diet.