All of winter’s social gatherings may have led to winter weight gain, especially if your physical activity didn’t match up to all the chips, cookies and breads you enjoyed over the season. Celebrity health author and nutrition expert Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM appeared on ABC’s Local Memphis Live to share some tips to help repair your winter-weary body. The author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes says most people don’t get enough fiber in their diets. She suggests a fiber supplement, such as Sunfiber. This gluten-free powder is easy to use and, paired with exercise, can help you get your body ready for spring.
Although not everyone is affected by seasonal weight gain, some surveys have shown that the average person gains five to seven pounds over the winter. “It’s all about energy balance,” said Stoler. “Energy in vs. energy out: It’s about the calories you eat vs. the exercise that you do.” She mentioned that food selection can also be a challenge: “There is so much misinformation out there about the right foods to eat.”
Stoler shared that the latest dietary guidelines acknowledge that many people are not consuming the recommended levels of certain nutrients. “We need more fiber in our diet,” she said. “And it’s not enough to just see the words ‘whole grain’. You actually need to look at the label and look at the fiber amount that is in there,” she added. The Institute of Medicine recommends adult women consume 25 grams of fiber a day, and men get 38 grams a day.
“If you can’t get it from the foods you eat, I suggest taking a supplement,” said Stoler. She suggested gluten-free Sunfiber. “There are not very many gluten-free fiber products on the market. And, you can bake with it or put it in your water or coffee.” Sunfiber is tasteless, odorless and colorless, and it’s easy to use.
Sunfiber helps with weight control by providing a feeling of fullness, or satiety. This versatile supplement also helps moderate blood sugar levels by managing the glycemic index of foods.