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The Fiber First Diet

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Only about three percent of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber each day. Consuming fiber is the easiest way to maintain weight and avoid disease.

So, today I've created the world's easiest diet for you. It's called the Fiber First Diet. Here's how it works, across the course of your day, you start by eating only whole foods that contain fiber. Once you've consumed at least 30 grams of fiber, you can eat whatever you want.

Whole foods containing fiber include oats, flax, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Dairy and meat do not contain fiber, so don't have them until you get 30 grams of fiber for the day.

Feel free to consume all the coffee, water, and tea you wish, but avoid sweeteners and creamer. They don't have fiber.

I'll get you started on your Fiber First Diet with my recipe for morning oats. This recipe contains a whopping 9 grams of fiber.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Taylor's Provisions, 208 S. Mill St., Tehachapi. You can also reach Taylor's at (661) 750-0390.

Morning Oats

Oats: • *1/3 cup rolled oats • 1/2 cup water •*2 tablespoons chopped pecans • *½ teaspoon cinnamon

Toppings: • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries • *1 tablespoon whole flax seed


1. Place all oats ingredients in a bowl and microwave for about 90-seconds or until done. You can also cook this on the stove top if you don't use a microwave.

2. Add toppings and enjoy.


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