“I nearly fell off my chair laughing reading about Susan’s “brass-band” gym experience caused by her new high-fibre diet. For all of us who have added more fruits, vegetables (especially those cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and onions), beans, and other legumes to our weight-loss diets, an experience similar to Susan’s is almost a certainty while our bodies are adjusting to the increased fibre. Fibre, the indigestible component of plant foods, is particularly important for those wanting to lose weight as foods that are high in fibre take longer to eat and make us feel fuller, thereby decreasing the actual volume of food we need to eat at each meal. They can be more difficult to digest, however, which can lead to bloating and gas while our systems adjust. Don’t worry – your system will learn to love the fibre you’re giving it, and any symptoms that have the potential for embarrassment in social situations can be helped by taking digestive enzymes. A diet rich in fibre has also been attributed to a reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, lowered cholesterol levels, and prevention of certain cancers, so it’s really a no-brainer to up your daily fibre intake regardless of whether or not you’re looking to lose weight.
Even if I’m not in the same aisle as Susan, I always know when she’s in the store when I hear her laugh. Susan’s got one of those distinct, memorable laughs and I always look forward to it whenever she comes in to discuss health with me at Nature’s Fare. As you may have read in her blog, Susan is currently taking Slimstyles for breakfast every day. Slimstyles is a meal-replacement product that contains a new and unique form of soluble fibre called “PGX”. This completely natural, plant-based fibre was developed at the Canadian Centre for Functional Medicine in Vancouver specifically for the purpose of regulating insulin levels, reducing appetite, and for promoting weight loss. The clinical trials they’ve conducted have been a resounding success, with all trial participants experiencing up to 10kg of weight loss in a three month time period. Susan’s taking the Vanilla Slimstyles but it’s available in a variety of different flavours or even in a capsule form if, like me, you’re just not that into smoothies for breakfast. I’ve been back on PGX for two weeks and can already feel a difference. No matter if you decide to try this new fibre product or not, and no matter if you’re trying to lose weight or not, make sure that you’re including a wide variety of colourful organic fruits and veggies in your diet every day to make sure you’re getting enough fibre for optimal health.
Store Manager/Vitamin Manager
Nature's Fare Markets
4624 Lakeshore Road