Fiber can help your weight loss in two ways. One, fiber makes you feel full. Have you ever tried over eating foods high in fiber? The Fat X diet requires a high intake in vegetables. Vegetables are high in fiber. Those that have tried the Fat X diet have realized how effective it is at combating over eating without having to calorie count or having to keep track of calories.
The second reason fiber is important in weight loss is because it helps your digestive system run optimally. Think of fiber as a way for your body to cleanse itself from the inside. How does your car run when you haven't changed the oil in a long time? How does it run after? In the same way, fiber can be your daily oil change and help your body run optimally.
Beyond weight loss, a diet high in fiber has been known to reduce the risk diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, colon cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders. Obviously it's ideal to get your fiber in through your diet, but luckily if you can't seem to do so, fiber supplements are relatively inexpensive. Just to make sure I take in enough fiber I use a supplement most evenings before bed.