How to Feed Your Gut & Lose Weight At The Same Time

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If you have been trying to lose weight by eating healthy and working out but have not been successful at maintaining that, it is time for you to look deeper! By deeper, I mean exploring the health of your digestive system.
Recent studies have started finding links between the bacteria in your gut and conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), obesity and type 2 diabetes.
According to Dr Raphael Kellman, author of The Microbiome Diet, “Simply put, if you get the microbiome—that collection of bacteria inside you—healthy, you will lose weight. It’s less about eating a certain percentage of carbohydrates, protein, and fat than about correcting the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria, which is making you crave the wrong foods, triggering inflammation.”


The bacteria in your gut send messages to your brain about your appetite level and mood. Processed foods and refined sugars affect the balance of healthy bacteria that results in inflammation and unhealthy food cravings.
Additionally, a good level of healthy bacteria in your gut aid in the production of happy neurostransmitters domapine and serotonine. These neurostransmitters help in reducing stress and having better food choices.



1- Increase your dose of prebiotic-rich foods

Prebiotics helps stimulate the growth of good bacteria in your gut. You can find these in asparagus, garlic, artichoke and onions.

2- Don’t forget about probiotics as well

You can have a significant dose of good bacteria from foods such as kimchi, kefir and sauerkraut. If you feel the need to supplement with probiotics, you can choose vegan and lactose-free options from your favorite health shop.

3- A good dose of fiber is just as important

Fiber is essential for a healthy gut with good bacteria. You can increase your consumption of fiber by choosing green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds. Fiber can also keep you full and satiated for longer periods of time after your meal.

4- Not to mention the healthy fats

Increase your consumption of fatty fish, flaxseeds and replace vegetable oils with olive, avocado and coconut oil.

Now, you can eat your bacteria and lose weight!


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