If you are trying to lose weight, here’s some simple advice from Tufts University nutrition researchers that can make it practically painless:  the more high fiber food you eat, the easier it is to shed pounds.

The researchers followed 824 women, tracking their daily diets along with various other health measures, including weight.

They found that fiber consumption, as well as fat consumption, played a surprisingly important role in the women’s weight.

In fact, the women who ate less than 13 grams of fiber while getting 35 percent or more of their calories from fat were more than 12 times more likely to be obese. It makes sense for most women to increase their fiber intake.