The Melaleuca Wellness Guide points out that while it is common knowledge that fiber is important for digestive health, it is less known that diets rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol, diabetes, diverticulitis, and deep vein thrombosis. One study of 40,000 male health professionals found that a high fiber intake was linked to a 40% lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Research suggests that when gut bacteria digest and ferment dietary fiber, good things happen in the lungs; and the immune system is better able to protect the lungs from strong allergic reactions.
Fiber helps keep blood sugar levels balanced, and enhances general health. In addition to improving digestive health, research showed that soluble fiber reduces the inflammation associated with obesity, and helps cells go from "angry pro-inflammatory cells" to "healing anti-inflammatory cells."
Fiber for Weight Loss
Unfortunately more than just cutting calories and increasing activity is needed for weight loss. A high-fiber diet helps us feel full and speeds up weight loss. Adding fiber to our diet should be done gradually. Increasing fiber too quickly can cause gas and bloating.
New Research on Why Eating Fiber Makes Us Less Hungry and Less Fat
Research has found new information about how fiber suppresses appetite. When fiber is consumed and digested by our gut bacteria an appetite-suppressing molecule is released. The form of fiber used in this research is inulin which is found in chicory and sugar beets. Mice fed a high fat diet with added inulin ate less and gained less weight than mice fed a high-fat diet without the added inulin.
One of the best ways to increase fiber intake is to add fiber from psyllium into the diet. FiberWise Drink Supplement contains 12 grams of fiber from 7 natural sources including inulin, along with digestive soothing herbs, vitamins and antioxidants. FiberWise Breakfast Bars have 9 grams of fiber and also contain inulin. Consuming FiberWise Drink and Bars not only increases dietary fiber but also provides prebiotics that help sustain friendly probiotics.
Attain Shakes and Bars also contain patent-pending CraveBlocker which contains the fiber inulin.
Adding fiber every day to our diet can help us be healthier, and might just be the extra step that helps us lose weight and keep it off.
~ Richard M Barry
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A year ago I received in my Value Pack some FiberWise. It sat on my kitchen shelf for about 6 months until someone said it helped with weight loss. I researched further and learned of additional benefits. I love how it makes my smoothies nice and thick. The very first week I used FiberWise before dinner each night, and I wanted less for dinner and no longer had my 10 p.m. sweet tooth attack. Additionally, I realized I had dropped 7 pounds after just 10 days. FiberWise is now one of favorites, as I feel so good and have more energy and eat less. Thank you once again Melaleuca for making such a great product.
FiberWise for a Fabulous Figure: Last summer and fall I participated in a fitness challenge sponsored by my place of employment. Over 12 weeks we used Fitbits or iFits to track steps. A fitness coach taught some workshops and helped us set individual and team goals and helped us find our optimal caloric intake based on height and frame size. My primary goal was to lose inches around the waistline. After three weeks of eating between 1200 and 1500 calories per day (average of 25% calories from protein), but still not losing inches or weight, the fitness coach suggested I always eat 1200 calories per day, even on the days when my exercise level was higher than usual with a step total of 10,000 or more. The only way I could sleep through the night without waking up hungry was to have FiberWise at bedtime. For the remainder of the 12 weeks, I became as consistent with taking FiberWise at night as I was with Vitality supplements in the morning and noon. At the end of 12 weeks, I was excited to find I had lost a total of 8 pounds, 2 inches from the waist, 3 inches from the stomach, and none from the bust. Although 8 pounds doesn't sound like a lot, it is significant for me with a 5’ 1 ½” height. Although I sometimes used ProFlex 20, Ultra-Performance Protein, GC Control, and Access Bars; FiberWise was the product I used every day for the last nine weeks of the challenge, and I attribute FiberWise to helping me lose inches around the mid-section. I am happy to report that continuing FiberWise has helped me keep the inches and weight off even through the holidays.
Hi I am writing to tell you how FiberWise has helped me!! I recently found out that I have many food sensitivities that have been causing me serious stomach distress! The only thing that helps calm my stomach during these times is FiberWise! I am so thankful for this product which immediately calms my upset stomach. I also have 3 young children and am thankful for the immune boosting properties of FiberWise. We are rarely sick even with one child in preschool and another in kindergarten. And I know that FiberWise has helped tremendously!! Thanks Melaleuca!!
FiberWise is my favorite product. I lost 35 pounds last year by following Melaleuca's "Simple Steps to Your Ideal Weight" in which one of those simple steps was to drink a full serving of FiberWise before dinner each night and for me it was the catalyst that helped my weight loss. By drinking it before my evening meal, it fills me up and helps control my dinner portions as well as help banish the late night eating which is the one of the downfall of most people diets. I am happy to report that I have had a serving of FiberWise every day for over a year and half and maintained my weight loss even over the holiday eating of this past Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have been able to help several of my friends benefit from this fabulous product. I find real joy in assisting others with their own wellness goals. Thanks RM Barry Publications for continually educating us on Melaleuca's amazing products and how they can benefit our lives.
Before the New Year this year, I decided to start a fitness challenge group with anyone who wanted to hold each other accountable for daily exercise. My personal goals also include trying to lose 20 pounds in order to alleviate hip pain I've had recently. I had about half of a box of FiberWise drink packets that I hadn't been taking (they were tucked away, so I'd often forget). I decided to diligently start taking my 2 packets per day again to help me fill up and detox. So far I've lost 2 pounds and I feel like the cleansing aspect is really working! I also am going to start drinking 8 cups of Melaleuca Tea per day, based on the recommendation in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. I love this idea, because I love the Melaleuca herbal tea mixed with a little Activate-C or Sustain. FiberWise is an impressive mix of probiotics, soothing digestive aids, botanicals, antioxidants, and folate. I've been told to be sure to wait until after drinking FiberWise to take an Omega-3 supplements, because it sweeps out the system including oils. I would also follow FiberWise with Florify or the PM Vitality 4 Pack dose so your intestines maintain the healthy flora. Thanks for helping me with my goals, Melaleuca!