Nutrition Tip August 28 2010

Fiber

It’s best to add fiber slowly (to reduce gas and bloating) if you are not used to eating very much. Add only about 5 grams of fiber per day for an entire week. Then, if comfortable, add another 5 grams the following week until you have reached 30+ grams of fiber per day (for example: Baseline diet = 10 grams fiber/day, Week 1: 15 grams fiber/day, Week 2: 20 grams fiber/day, Week 3: 25 grams fiber/day, Week 4: 30 grams fiber/day). And remember, drink at least 64 oz. of ice cold water each day.