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My New Fiber Fix

Throughout this year, my dietician, Lila Ojeda, has stressed the importance of getting enough fiber (25 to 35 grams a day). For a while, I was easily accomplishing that by eating Kashi GoLean cereal (10 grams) every morning and a Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber bar (12 grams) as a snack, in addition to a healthy diet. But in the past couple of months I have been eating different types of cereals for variety—aiming for at least 5 grams of fiber per serving—and no bars at all, so I've been falling short in the fiber department. When I told Lila, her recommendation was simple: Eat a piece of fruit or some veggies at every meal and snack. By doing that, I don't even need to track my fiber intake—I should automatically be getting enough. It's an easy way to stay on course.

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