Fiber is your holiday friend for fast fat loss. It slows stomach emptying, dials down your hunger hormone ghrelin, balances blood sugar, and reduces cravings so you're less likely to dive into the red velvet cupcakes. The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention recommend a daily intake of fiber of between 25 to 35 grams for adults, but I personally aim for 50.
To make it easy to meet your daily quota, try to eat high-fiber foods like berries (especially raspberries), lentils, leafy greens and nuts and seeds. Throw some flax or chia seeds into your protein shake for an easy fiber boost. Oh, and a simple trick to curb appetite and get more fiber in your diet: stir a scoop of ground flaxseed or a fiber supplement into 16 ounces of water about 30 minutes before you eat. Here are another 19 high-fiber foods you can enjoy any time of year.