WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Increasing the fiber in your diet is a great way to aid weight loss but did you know that there are types of fiber that actually bind to the fat that you eat to block the absorption of fat by your body. Chitosan is one and has been shown in research studies to inhibit the absorption of dietary fat in the intestines and produce an anti-obesity effect.1
Chitosan works so well that it has attracted the attention of television medical expert Dr. Oz who recommends it as a dietary supplement for weight loss saying: "Chitosan helps block fat absorption, so it's great for that cheat day. Take 1000mg with a full glass of water thirty minutes before consuming a high fat meal." This advice from Dr. Oz is right on target as Chitosan is an excellent choice to use when you need to "cheat" a little and eat a meal containing more fat than you would normally eat. There are many Chitosan supplements available and the better "Fat Blocker" type products contain Chitosan along with other fibers like Psyllium or Oat Bran which will also aid weight loss because of the overall beneficial effects of ingesting more fiber. Try taking a Fat Blocker supplement to block the fat in your meals the next time you need to cheat a little and eat more fat than normal and see if it does not make losing weight a lot easier.