This weeks “Renew You” Challenge – You all know how I feel about fiber, right? Heck, I wrote a whole book on it—that’s how important I think it is, and with good reason!

Not only can adding more fiber to your diet help with digestion and regularity, but studies tell us that fiber is essential for a healthy heart, getting rid of toxins in the body, and even helping with weight loss and appetite control, which is why I recommend eating at least 35 grams of fiber every day.

So this week, I want you to work on eating more fiber, and part of that involves keeping track of your daily fiber intake (and yes, this means writing it down) to see just how much fiber you’re really eating. Even though a lot of foods nowadays are fortified with extra fiber, it can still be pretty hard to get enough, so before you start be sure to check out my website,, for more information on simple ways to add more fiber to your diet.

Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, there’s a phase of the diet that encourages you to eat healthier and get plenty of fiber while maintaining a healthy weight. Think of it as long-term eating plan!