There's no question these diets aid in weight loss, but they are deficient in dietary fiber.2

The Food and Nutrition Board recommends that Americans consume 38 grams of dietary fiber per day for men and 25 grams per day for women. However, current typical fiber intake for the average American ranges from only 16 to 18 grams per day for men and 12 to 14 grams per day for women.3

What's more important is that people following high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets receive even less!4 But did you know that there is a way to get your fiber without adding carbs to your diet?

Benefiber powder is an easy way to put fiber into your diet without pills or gloppy drinks. Benefiber dissolves completely in beverages and soft foods. It's grit-free, glop-free, and taste-free. Benefiber provides 3 grams of fiber per serving and only 1 net carb.5

1. source: Harris Interactive QuickQuery; Fielding Period: August 21-25, 2003; Weighted To The U.S. Adult General Population Propensity.
2. source: Anderson JW, Konz EC, Jenkins DJ. Health advantages and disadvantages of weight-reducing diets: a computer analysis and critical review. J Am Coll Nutr 2000 Oct;19(5):578-90.
3. source: Institute of Medicine, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). September, 2002. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
4. source: Nutritional Program: "FoodWise" (menus on file).
5. source: 4g total carbs - 3g fiber = 1 net carb.