I ate less sugar
I’ve always had a pretty healthy eating style, but sugar is my weakness. I knew that if I had any chance of sticking with this approach for the long term, it would have to be without any other food restrictions. So I let myself eat whatever I wanted, as long as I got my 25 grams of fiber in every day.
The result? I ate less sugar.
I have a few theories as to why. For one, eating a lot of fiber made me feel full. Even if I ate a brownie or piece of cake, I didn’t tend to go overboard on sweets. Also, fiber is found in nutrient-dense foods. When I consumed more nutrients, I experienced fewer cravings. I didn’t feel tired or in need of an afternoon pick-me-up like I did before my experimental fiber month.