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Fiber Is Awesome—and Totally Convenient (with $200 Giveaway!)

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

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FBG has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to help promote the FiberChoice “Choices for Better Health” campaign. We have been compensated for our time commitment to the program, which includes writing about our choices for a healthier lifestyle, and hosting a giveaway where the prize has been provided by FiberChoice.  However, our opinions are entirely our own, and we have not been paid to publish positive comments. For our sponsored post policy, click here.

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You can probably tell from the title of this post that we’re smitten with fiber. Fiber fills you up, makes your trips to the bathroom more enjoyable (and more frequent!) and supports all aspects of your health, including improving cholesterol and blood sugar levels. And while we love our veggies, sometimes it’s still hard to hit that 25 grams a day number that so many health professionals recommend. So what’s a girl to do to make sure that she’s getting the bulk that her belly needs? She has a back-up. Like FiberChoice.

FiberChoice Chewable Fiber Supplements are a simple, convenient, natural fiber that provides the regular benefits of fiber, while also helping to support the health of your immune system, your digestive tract and your overall health. With a variety of fruit flavors and four formulas to choose from (Original, Weight Management, Plus Calcium and Plus Antioxidants), there’s a little something for everyone. And all of the FiberChoice supplements contain a little something called prebiotics—a unique fiber that nourishes the friendly, “good” bacteria in the digestive system. And we can all use more good in our bellies!

As someone who is getting more and more picky about what I put in my belly, I really, really like that this supplement doesn’t contain protein derived from milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, wheat-byproducts or gluten. And I’m sure those of you with allergies will, too. The other upside? The chewable tablets taste pretty good—and sure beat those other fiber products that you have to stir and choke down.

So now that you know why fiber is so awesome, it’s time to tell us and FiberChoice about how it’s a part of your healthy lifestyle! In fact, FiberChoice is hosting a 28-day promotion called Choices for Better Health on Twitter. Each day @FiberChoice followers are asked to share their Choices for Better Health (by tweeting at them @FiberChoice) by using the hashtag #mychoice. All tweets will be entered to win some fab prizes!

And speaking of prizes, we want to reward all you FBG readers for your commitment to a fit lifestyle, too! FiberChoice is giving away five $200 Visa gift cards to make your healthy choices a reality! All you have to do to be entered to win is comment below about the small choices that you make for better health and how winning a gift card would help you reach your healthy lifestyle and fitness goals. We’ll select five random winners (U.S. only, please!) by Friday and announce them in a post next week.

Good luck! Fiber has never been so sweet, huh? —Jenn

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends May 6, 2011. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, click here. Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline, 1500 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.