Health Watch: High Fiber Diet, Binge Watching Warning

In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. A 12-year study released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, shows a steady improvement in American's eating habits, but food choices remain less than ideal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. A 12-year study released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, shows a steady improvement in American's eating habits, but food choices remain less than ideal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

BOSTON (CBS) – There are so many diets out there and many can be hard to follow, but local researchers have found a simple way to lose weight without all of the fuss. Dr. Mallika Marshall tells us about a new diet that gets results.

The American Heart Association (AHA) diet is highly regarded as effective and healthy, but it can be complicated with lots of goals and targets for things like total calories, fats, proteins, carbohydrates and sodium.

In a new study, researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School wanted to simplify things for dieters and give them one goal to aim for…eating 30 grams of fiber a day.

Participants were told to load up on legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and they didn’t have to restrict where their other calories came from.

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