After reading Alanna Collens’ 10% Human, I’ve really become interested in the role “good” bacteria play in my health.
I’m taking several steps to improve my health, and one of them has been to (following Dr. Collens’ example) try to eat at least 60 grams of fiber each day.
Try that some time, if you will. It takes some planning, some supplementation, and a big appetite.
But combined with a move to reduce my fat intake and to drastically reduce my refined sugar intake (easy to do after the holidays are over), I’ve lost almost 10 pounds since New Year’s Day.
A typical day includes:
Oatmeal with dates for breakfast (1 cup dry plus 2 Medjool dates, for 10-11 grams fiber, depending on the size of the dates)
About a pound of beans, usually worked into a recipe (17-25 grams)
5 teaspoons chicory inulin supplement, available locally as Benefiber (15 grams)
And the rest has to come from fruits, veggies, and breadstuffs.