Fibre is among the most important components of a weight loss-oriented diet.
€œIt may come as a surprise that you can put on weight by not eating something, but this is the case when it comes to fibre, says Dr Smith. €œFirst of all, because fibre does not contain any calories, foods that are rich in it are generally less fattening and less calorically dense. For example, a large salad filled with leafy greens has fewer calories than even a single slice of pizza.
€œSecond, fibre fills you up more quickly and stays in your system longer, effectively curbing your appetite. This, of course, will prevent you from overeating -which is why starting your meal with a salad of greens and vegetables is never a bad idea. €