A diet is a change in eating habits. It must be followed with vigilance so as not to cause dietary deficiencies. This is why different diets exist according to each person’s needs.
The fibre diet is based on a high-fibre diet to lose weight naturally.
What is a fibre diet?
A fibre diet is, as the name suggests, targeted at the consumption of dietary fibre, such as :
- legumes: lentils, beans, chickpeas, soybeans… ;
- whole grains: oat bran, rice, barley, wheat, rye . . ;
- dried fruits: prunes, figs, dates, apricots . . ;
- oleaginous fruits: nuts, hazelnuts, olives, almonds…
Fibres are known for:
- facilitate intestinal transit;
- capture and eliminate sugars and fats in the stomach;
- reduce the feeling of hunger, as they swell once in the stomach.
This type of diet is therefore contraindicated for people suffering from intestinal problems.
Good to know: Recent scientific evidence shows that they may also play a protective role against intestinal inflammation by promoting the release of short-chain fatty acids in the colon. These would contribute to the diversity of the microbiome and have a protective effect on the colonic environment.
The benefits of this plan
The fibre diet has many advantages depending on the weight loss goal you are aiming for:
- the weight loss is fast;
- no feeling of hunger;
- helps you learn how to get more fibre in your meals;
- a diet that requires a lot of water.
Disadvantages of a fibre diet
A fibre diet is targeted at fibre absorption, so it has some drawbacks:
- risk of weight gain if meals are not balanced ;
- risk of dietary deficiencies if meals do not include carbohydrates and fats ;
- risk of digestive problems such as bloating or diarrhea.
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