I thought I’d pop back in today and tell you guys about something that makes me super excited. I’ve been doing a lot of research/thinking/listening to my body and I’m going to be adding TWO new goals to my Daily Healthy Goals Checklist! This is cool.
Fiber to the Rescue
Recently, I read this article about how high-protein diets are really good for you and can definitely help people lose weight. Good! But it also said that it’s really important to remember to eat a lot of fiber when you’re eating a lot of protein. This is kind of a “duh” thing, but I kind of totally forgot about fiber! Whoops.
So, my first new healthy goal is MORE FIBER. The article says that women eating a high-protein diet should aim for 35g of fiber daily (mostly through food, but supplements are okay too). The annoying thing is that the article doesn’t really explain what the parameters of a “high-protein” diet are. I’m definitely eating a lot more protein than I ever have before in my life… but does that constitute a “high-protein diet,” or is it just normal? I’m not really sure, and there’s a lot of conflicting information about how much protein people should be eating, but I’m going to eat more fiber anyway. More fiber is never bad! Usually.
35g seems like a lot to me, although I’ve never counted fiber in my diet before, so I really have no idea. I’m going to start out aiming for the 25g that the article recommends everybody should already be getting, and if I’m hitting that easily, I’ll go up to 35g. Sounds like a good plan, to me.
Water Me, Baby
For my second new goal, I’m going to start tracking how much water I’m drinking. I love water, so I think this one will be easy. But I know that there are probably some days that I’m not getting enough, so I want to make sure that I’m doing a good job on this one.
My goal is going to be drinking 100 oz. per day. Crystal Light will count towards that, but other drinks don’t.
(Seriously? Why are you making that expression while drinking water?)
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. All information expressed above is merely my opinion. Always talk to a doctor before changing anything relating to your nutrition or health.