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4 Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Diet {Luna Fiber Bar Giveaway} – CLOSED

Fiber, found in all plant-based foods in varying amounts, is good for our health, but why? How much do you need? And how can you get more fiber into your diet?

There are two kinds of fiber:

  1. Soluble fiber is associated with lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, regulating blood sugar, and a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It can be found in foods such as: beans, peas, lentils, oatmeal, oat bran, nuts, seeds, psyllium, apples, pears, strawberries, and blueberries.
  2. Insoluble fiber is found in whole grains, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, wheat bran, nuts, seeds, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, nuts, grapes, and tomatoes. Grandma called it roughage, and one of the benefits of insoluble fiber is that it helps keep you regular, prevents constipation, and reduces the risk of diverticular disease.

So how much fiber do you need?
Unfortunately the US government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines indicated that Americans do not eat enough fiber ” The average adult only eats 15 grams of fiber per day. This isn’t enough because it recommended that you should be getting 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you eat. For women this means 25 grams per day and for men this means 38 grams per day.

Why am I telling you this?
Well the good folk at LUNA, makers of the LUNA Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, have introduced a brand new bar today called LUNA Fiber:

LUNA Fiber has 7g of fiber per bar, and comes in three delicious flavours: Peanut Butter Strawberry, Blueberry Vanilla, and Chocolate Raspberry (the Chocolate Raspberry one looks delicious!). With only 110-120 calories, it’s a great low-calorie way to increase your fiber intake. As well they contain calcium, folic acid, iron and vitamin D ” otherwise known as the CORE4 vitamins and minerals.

Here are four suggested ways to get more fiber into your diet:

  1. Start your day with a  LUNA Fiber bar that contains 7 grams of fiber.
  2. Choose whole fruit over juice. Whole fruit can have as much as twice the amount of fiber as a glass of juice.
  3. Toss beans into soups, stews, egg dishes, salads, chili, and Mexican dishes. Substitute beans for meat in at least one vegetarian meal per week
  4. Make snacks count as opportunities to enjoy foods high in fiber. For instance, snack on raw vegetables with bean dip or hummus.

WIN IT!!

I have THREE boxes of  LUNA Fiber Bars to give to ONE lucky reader!

(Ends on May 1st , 2012)

Required entry:
Tell me why you want to win this! What are your NUTRITION goals?

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Subscribe** to my Fitness Cheerleader newsletter of Fitness Tips & Motivation = 1 entry.
2. Tweet about this giveaway (click that Retweet button at the bottom of this post) = 1 entry.
3. Like the Fitness Cheerleader on FACEBOOK = 1 entry.

** Because I believe in motivating everyone, there’s something for everyone!
Everyone who SUBSCRIBES to my email newsletter as an extra entry, will also get a download link to a Walk N Tone mp3 that I recorded just for you!

My downloadable mp3, can be played on any mp3 player. It leads you through a fun and vigorous 40 min workout with 3 sets of upper body strengthening exercises to help you tone (and strengthen) your upper body while you walk. You can walk circles in the comfort of your home while listening to my mp3, or on a treadmill, or even outside. The only thing you need is an mp3 player (or ipod, or iphone etc) and a set of hand weights.

This giveaway will end on: May 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST

Good luck!

CONGRATS TO REBECCA (@RUtheMOMof) FOR WINING THIS GIVEAWAY!

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  • Jack Sh*t
    April 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Okay, I liked your twitter page, tweeted your Facebook page, became LinkedIn buddies with your MySpace page and went on a date with your MyHarmony profile. That should have earned me at least a dozen entries!

  • Yellow Haired Girl
    April 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I want to win this because I love LUNA bars! They’re so easy to grab in the middle of the day when you don’t have time to whip up something with extra fiber. Plus, they’re delicious 🙂 great giveaway!

  • Yellow Haired Girl
    April 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Tweeted!

  • Mandy Manley
    April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I’ve been watching my fiber intake recently at the suggestion of my Weight Watchers leader. I’d like to give these Luna Bars a try. I’ve been aiming for 25g per day for the past week. These would give me a boost! Thanks for the chance!

  • Rachel
    April 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I want to win this because I love eating healthy bars on the go 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I subscribe to your fitness inspiration via email 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I like you on facebook 🙂

  • Tamara
    April 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Tweeted! (Couldn’t ‘like’ you more; already did some time ago!)

  • Tamara
    April 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Nutrition goals? In general, I’m a clean eater. Every few months I challenge myself to eliminate all added sugar in my diet. I’ll be starting this round May 1st for 30 days. Why don’t you join me?

  • Tamara
    April 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

    And, I just subscribed! Thanks for the giveaway Janice!

  • meg
    April 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

    My nutrition goals are to eat a more balanced diet that includes healthier snacks!

  • Tiff
    April 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Mmmm, I bet these are yummy! I am trying to slim down a wee bit in the coming weeks. Bikini season came outta’ nowhere!

  • Jen
    April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I want to win these so I have something to grab and go for a snack. These would be perfect to have with me for hiking or fun beach days with the family.

  • Jen
    April 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I subscribed.

  • Jen
    April 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I tweeted

  • Jen
    April 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I like you on fb!

  • PavementRunner
    April 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    This is rock star! I’d love to grab some extra fiber in the AM with a bar. I currently try to get it through my morning cereal, but sometimes when I’m on-the-go, it just isnt as convenient. I’m pretty happy with my fitness, but I could stand to lose 5-10 lbs, maybe this will be the missing ingredient. Thanks again.

    Subscribed, Tweeted, and Liked. That makes me 3 for 3.

  • Caitlin
    April 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I’d like to win one of these boxes because I have been working on eating healthier snacks after dinner, and I think this would be a great option paired with greek yogurt!

  • Caitlin
    April 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I liked you on FB!

  • Kelsey
    April 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    First of all, I LOVE any bars that have extra fiber in them! 2nd, the flavors sound AWESOME!! and third, I love LunaBars!!!

    My nutrition goals is to eat more protein!

  • Haley
    April 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    these bars sound awesome! my nutrition goal is to one day run a marathon under 4 hrs. even though that is also a fitness goal, nutrition plays a huge role too!

  • Haley
    April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    subscribed already 🙂

  • Haley
    April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    tweeeeted!

  • Kelsey
    April 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I tweeted!!! 🙂

  • Charissa
    April 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I try to have at least 25 grams of fiber daily!

  • Courtney Riddles
    April 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I would love to win this set of Luna bars. My goal is to eat healthy and stay fit, despite a busy college schedule. It’s easy to fall off the wagon in college, and my goal is to avoid that. These would help, especially on my long days!

  • Alex
    April 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I would love to win these fiber bars because I am always interested in increasing my fiber intake. My goals are to stay healthy, fit, and full.

  • Kristen
    April 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I would love to win this because I am always looking for new ways to put fiber in my diet!

  • billiejean
    April 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I want to win these because they just sound so good! I hope they taste as good as the packaging looks! 😛 My nutrition goals are to eat as clean as I possibly can, with the occasional “treat”, and Luna does a great job at that!

  • billiejean
    April 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Subscribed!

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    April 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Tweeted!

  • billiejean
    April 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  • Katie
    April 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to have these as a snack!

  • Katie
    April 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Also, I liked you on Facebook!

  • Jordan D
    April 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

    These would be awesome to keep in my car for a quick snack since I’m always driving for work!

  • Renata
    April 25, 2012 at 7:05 am

    My nutrition goals is to drink more water and eat more protein!

  • Renata
    April 25, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Subscribed to your newsletter

  • Renata
    April 25, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Tweeted 🙂

  • Renata
    April 25, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Also liked on Facebook – thanks so much!

  • katherine d
    April 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    i want to win because I’m trying to get my body back into balance 🙂 it’s all about health

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  • katherine d
    April 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    i tweeted about this giveaway

    https://twitter.com/#!/KayDay3/status/195164306172686339

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • ashley
    April 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    hey there!

    I’d like to win this giveaway because i’m also a healthy eater (think, Chobani) and I’d love to get more involved in fitness!

  • ashley
    April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I liked you on Facebook !

  • ashley
    April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I also subscribed to the mailing list 🙂

  • Shoni
    April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    These sound delicious!

    I’d love to win because I am in the early stages of giving up processed sugar and know that I need to eat more fiber. THese sound like the perfect solution!

    Thanks!

  • Georgina
    April 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I love LunaBars and need to get more fiber in diet so these would definitely help out in my nutrition plan! 🙂

  • Georgina
    April 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Subscribed to your emails too!

  • Georgina
    April 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I like you on Facebook too – thanks for the yummy giveaway!

  • Ray
    April 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    My nutrition goal is to cut back on my sugar intake and increase the protein and fiber intake in my diet.

  • Ray
    April 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Subscribed to your newsletter

  • Ray
    April 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Retweeted the giveaway link too – thanks!

  • Meagan
    April 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I want to win because I love Luna bars and my fitness goal is to run a 10 mile run this summer!

  • Meagan
    April 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Tweeted! @vivalameaganx3

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    April 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Subscribed!

  • Krystal
    April 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I want to eat healthier, and I love these bars.

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    April 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

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    April 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

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  • Rebecca G
    April 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Winning the 3 boxes of Luna bars would be a great way for me to get the fiber I need & a great breakfast or snack since I sometimes forget to eat wih 5 kids and always being on the run.

  • Summer
    April 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I would love to win because I need more fiber in my diet and these bars sound so good 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

  • Deanna G.
    April 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I want to win because I could definitely add some more fiber to my diet! 🙂

  • Deanna G.
    April 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/196968605915693056

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    April 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I like the Fitness Cheerleader on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

  • Amanda
    April 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    My nutrition goals are to eat cleaner and healthier for the summer so hopefully it will continue to the fall. I want to influence people to be healthy. 🙂

  • Stephanie Liu
    April 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    My nutrition goal is to eat healthy and happy! I don’t want to starve myself or only eat salads everyday, and there are so many other ways to be fit but still enjoy food! I want to find them all 😀

  • Julie
    May 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I subscribe to your blog!

  • Julie
    May 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    My goal is to eat less processed crap!!

  • Perry
    May 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I don’t want to starve myself or only eat salads everyday, and there are so many other ways to be fit but still enjoy food!

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