I’m a big fan of healthy habits. I even created a FREE facebook group to help manage stress & wrap up the year on a high note - simply by instilling a few healthy habits. If you’ve found yourself doing these things and still struggling to lose weight the answer may be in your gut! Did you know your gut bacteria impacts what you crave, how hungry you are and how well you absorb the nutrition from the foods you consume? It may be the key to your weight loss struggles!
It’s been a stressful few months for a lot of us and if you’re holding onto a few extra pounds that you’d like to lose the answer may be below. I’ve done them all and find them easy to implement and notice great results when I follow my plan.
- Intermittent Fasting - there are many ways to integrate fasting. I like the 16 off and 8 on plan. For instance, I eat dinner about 6:30pm and do not consume any food after 8:00pm until I eat lunch the next day after 12pm. From 12pm till 8pm I try to consume only healthy anti-inflammatory foods that help nourish my system and lose those few extra pounds. Typically when I follow this eating plan I lose about 1 pound per day without changing my workouts or other routines.
- Decreasing inflammatory Foods - this is key to not only losing weight but maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The top inflammatory foods include dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, peanuts, corn and artificial colorings/flavorings. Honestly, if you eat healthy meats (grass fed, wild caught, prairie raised) and a variety of fruits and vegetables you can’t go wrong. If you are still eating things that come in a box or bag chances are you’re consuming inflammatory foods. These inflammatory foods add toxins to your system, make you not only gain weight but hang onto water weight and feel bloated, puffy and tired. If you can eliminate the above foods you’ll start feeling better after even a week!
- Improve your gut bacteria - this is where the secret lies! Did you know there’s a specific strain of bacteria that’s been studied to help with weight loss? A specific strain of bacteria known as B420 was studied and shown to provide a 4.5% reduction in body fat mass in overweight participants. The participants also showed a decrease in calorie consumption! By only changing the probiotic they took! The probiotic helps to improve the function of the gut barrier (the barrier is what keeps bad things out of your system and allows you to absorb the good) and it also decreases inflammation in your gut!
We were super excited about this bacteria so we decided to bring it to our clients in the form of Salutogenic Life Probiotic TRIM. One capsule taken daily for two months has shown to decrease caloric intake, control weight and body fat (especially in the abdomen) and even decrease inflammation in the gut and liver! If this sounds like the missing piece to your weight loss puzzle order today!