People who are obese typically report eating less fiber than people who are not. Fiber intake is inversely associated with body mass index. Eating more fiber helps overweight people lose weight and body fat. To lose fat, you have to eat less. But it’s hard to get enough fiber when you’re eating less food. Inadequate fiber often means more hunger. More hunger leads to cravings to eat even more. What to do? Glucomannan, a beneficial water-soluble, fermentable dietary fiber derived from the konjac root, native to Asia, maybe one supplement that meets both these needs — adequate fiber plus greater satiety. This Asian plant fiber may have other benefits, too.
The ingredients of TIENS Nutri-Shape Trim preparation have the following action:
– as glucomannan can hold so much water and form a gel, it helps to feel more satisfied with meals, which means we can eat less but feel fuller for longer;
– in the context of an energy-restricted diet, glucomannan contributes to weight loss of overweight and obese adults (to obtain such an effect, 1 g of glucomannan should be taken three times daily, before main meals, which amounts to 3 g per day);
– glucomannan may also slow the absorption of cholesterol from the gut, contributing to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels;
– zinc contributes to the normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fatty acids.