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High-Fiber, Low Carb, A!Life!

Following my addiction to Mogu Mogu, I decided to take this fitness frenzy to the next level by going on a high-fiber diet this week. And the weeks to come.

Studies show that a high-fiber diet can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and help control blood sugar level, thereby reducing one's risk of diabetes and heart disease. For someone who wants to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a high-fiber diet is the way to go.

Women my age should get at least 25 grams of fiber daily. Men, on the other hand, need 38 grams to fully enjoy all the health benefits of fiber. Some of the high-fiber food include apples, raspberries, peas, asparagus, and even air-popped popcorn. Of course, how can I forget bran flakes and whole wheat cereal, which is what I've been eating for breakfast AND dinner for the past seven days. 

I eat rice only once a day - lunchtime, specifically - and partner it with a viand containing high-fiber ingredients. For instance, this pinakbet which I cooked earlier.

Pinakbet + daing na bangus.
This traditional Filipino vegetable stew contains bitter melon, string beans, squash, and eggplant - all of which are packed with fiber. Partnered with daing na bangus (milkfish marinated in vinegar and garlic), this makes a really hearty meal!

Now before I eat a meal with rice, or anything laden with carbohydrates, I take Control (one tablet, to be exact) five to ten minutes before the meal. As I've mentioned before, this food supplement has the ability to minimize the body's carbohydrate absorption. Thanks to its active ingredient, Phase 2™, I can still enjoy a normal 'rice + viand' meal without having to worry about carbs going straight to my thighs and hips. Ah, the joys of living the A!Life!

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14 replies:

Tetcha said...

Daing na bangus plus pinakbet = perfect combination! Yummy and healthy! And I say good luck on your journey to becoming healthier.

Gina said...

Interesting. I have never researched diets much... just absorbed principles that I learned in college courses etc. But that stew look good and we love trying new foods. Thanks!

mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard of bitter melon, is that a specific type of fruit or a melon that has been prepared in some special way?

eli@coachdaddyblog said...

What are some other good sources of fiber? I just don't think I get nearly enough. I'm considering the diet that calls for an apple before every meal.

Pepper Tan said...

Bangus and pinakbet... now I know what I'm having for lunch! So, a hi-fiber dish can be yummy too? Interesting... :)
Go for it, Czjai! Keep us posted on your fitness progress. I should go hi-fiber too- soon! :)

Lizzie Makes Money said...

daing na bangus plus ginisang munggo is also perfect combination. Ok din pinakbet!

Mom-Friday said...

Wow congrats for being an ambassador for ALife!
that combo is a winner, we also have daing na bangus often :)

Unknown said...

I just took my first tablet a while ago. :) Looking forward to great results!

Unknown said...

I tend to eat a lot of salads and a piece of meat, so I think I do get in my fiber. Rice is a carb, but it's gluten free, right? I keep hearing about not eating gluten.

Badet said...

That meal is perfect! Goodluck Czjai! Dagdagan mo pa ng C-Lium para mas maraming fiber. =0

Kim, USA said...

I would forget the diet if this is what I eat all the time lol!


Quirky Homemaker said...

I love most high-fiber foods. It is so important to get good fiber. I usually choose brown rice, it has more fiber than white rice. Good Luck with your A!Life!

Jessica Cassidy said...

sarap naman ng pinakbet mo Sis, ginutom tuloy ako :-) Dropping late from last weeks FTF

Jessica Cassidy said...

I love to eat green hearty delish meal :-) Dropping by from last weeks FF