Let's talk about fiber. Not just for going #2, fiber is extremely important when it comes to weight loss and overall health. It can help lower cholesterol, maintain blood sugar levels and keep your colon healthy. Fiber makes food more filling which is extremely important when in a calorie deficit (AKA when you're losing weight). It is recommended that women get at least 25 grams and men get 38 grams of fiber each day. (51 and older women- 21 grams, men- 30 grams).
I know it’s difficult to get to that fiber goal if your daily carb goal is on the lower side.
Here are some fiber-rich foods that are lower in carbs:
Nuts, chia/flax/hemp seeds, avocado, coconut meat, reduced fat/unsweetened shredded coconut, leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, psyllium husk powder
Here are some fiber-rich foods that are a little higher in carbs:
Sweet potatoes, beets, quinoa, brown rice, apples, oats, beans and bean pasta
And remember, if you’re slightly over your carb goal because you had an extra cup of broccoli, I promise I won’t be mad!