This Week’s Challenge: Eat 25-40 grams of fiber a day.
According to the Mayo Clinic fiber:
- Normalizes bowel movements.
- Helps maintain bowel health.
- Lowers cholesterol levels.
- Helps control blood sugar levels.
- Aids in achieving healthy weight.
- Helps you live longer.
As we are finding while testing our FEMALE IQ RESET, a 21-day plan that gradually eliminates health saboteurs like sugar and helps women achieve optimal wellness, fiber also helps with regulating hormones like insulin and therefore has a beneficial domino effect on other hormones like cortisol and estrogen.
Despite all these benefits, most of us do not get enough fiber in our diet. (NOTE: According to the Institute of Medicine, women should get at least 25 grams a day.) And, truth be told, it’s difficult for even the most health conscious eaters to meet their recommended daily fiber quota.
However, Female IQ wants to make consuming this super macronutrient super easy. When you start the Female IQ Fiber Challenge (which, like all our challenges, you can start at any time) begin Day 1 by consuming 25 grams. Day 3 increase to 30 grams. Day 5 increase to 35 grams. Day 7 increase to 40 grams. After the week, check in with yourself and evaluate what worked and what didn’t and make any needed changes to your diet for a customized health plan.
Also, for your convenience, here’s a list of the top fiber-tastic foods:
Sending U Good “Q”— Becca and Laura