Fiber is used by your colon cells for fuel and maintaining health. It helps in the proper flow of digestion and bowel movements. The high value of fiber is commonly found in green and leafy vegetables. Fiber helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels and excess calories in your body. It is also essential to let the HCG work efficiently. You must include fiber-rich foods in our diet, especially if you want to shed your body’s excess weight.
The two type of fiber
The two types of fiber are soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber helps lower your blood cholesterol levels. It also has benefits in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Soluble fiber helps lower our body’s cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also help in improving your body’s response to insulin.
The insoluble fiber on the other hand attracts water into your stool. It makes your stool soft and smooth flow out from your body. Insoluble fiber promotes bowel health and gut health as well. It can also help to lower your risk of having diabetes and other diseases.
The role of fiber on P2 of the HCG diet
- Fiber aid in weight loss
Shedding pound starts in your digestive system. Fiber helps in boosting the effectiveness of HCG in dealing with your body fats. It lowers calories during the very low-calorie phase. Fiber can also help your body to absorb nutrients during the VLCD. It lowers the possibility of having constipation.
- Fiber improves fullness
One reason why you are not hungry even when you eat less during the VLCD is because of fiber. It improves the feeling of fullness in your stomach so that you will feel less hunger. It improves the feeling of fullness that is why you feel full even in few calorie intakes.
- It lowers cholesterol level
Fiber can bind with cholesterol particles in your digestive system. It can help in moving them out of your body before it is absorbed. Lowering cholesterol levels prevents strokes, heart disease, and hypertension. It blocks the absorption of fats and sugar in your body.
Does water contains fiber?
Water does not contain fiber. However, it helps in improving fullness in your system. Adding water to fiber helps to make your stool soft. Water also helps in balancing the fiber in your body to avoid stomach cramps and bloating.
What will happen when you lack fiber during the HCG diet?
Lack of fiber can lead to constipation and discomfort. It will also make you find it hard to control blood sugar and appetite because fiber regulates the speed of digestion. It contributes to improving the feeling of fullness. This means that when you lack fiber you are probably prone to getting hungry all the time.
The sources of fiber during the HCG diet
You can have high levels of fiber from green and leafy vegetables and fruits. Refer to the HCG diet food list for choices of fiber-rich foods. Examples of fiber-rich foods are;