• Rebecca Paternostro CCN,HHP

What does your Gut Bacteria Have To Do With Weight Loss

A Healthy Gut is Essential to Healthy Weight

Can the bacteria living in your gut effect your ability to lose weight? The answer is YES. If the bacteria living inside your gut is out of balance it could possibly be the reason you are having such a hard time losing weight. Our eating habits have a dramatic impact on the mix of beneficial and harmful bacteria in our gut.

So what are some of the steps we can take to support a healthy gut? We have all heard of probiotics and their beneficial impact on our digestive system, but what about Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are not probiotics. A probiotic is a live bacteria that you take by mouth as in yogurt or a pill, in the hope that it will make a beneficial change in the digestive track. A prebiotic, on the other hand, is a plant fiber, a specialized form of soluble fiber that has distinct actions within the colon. Simply put, these fibers are the fuel that drive the very best bacteria already in the colon to vigorously multiply. We know these good bacteria can and do grow and divide every 20 minutes if there is enough nourishment around. Keeping a rich supply of the best prebiotics in the colon is simply the healthiest thing you can do in order to prevent dysbiosis in the colon.

How does this effect your ability to lose weight?

  • A predominance of good bacteria in the gut makes fewer calories than when bad bacteria are predominant.

  • There is a hunger hormone made in the wall of the stomach. Less of this hormone is made when prebiotics are a rich part of your diet. You have less hunger.

  • There are satiety or fullness hormones made in the wall of the small intestine. Prebiotics increase the release of these beneficial hormones to give you an earlier sense of fullness when you eat.

  • A leaky gut is corrected and the passage of toxins and other unwanted materials into the blood is slowed down or stopped.

  • Blood sugar control is better and there is less insulin resistance.

  • Inflammation in the gut and body is reduced.

Believe it or not, when a good bacterial balance is present in the gut, different chemical signals are sent to the brain via the blood stream. Positive behavioral emotions seem to occur, perhaps even changing your eating habits. Mood and emotions seem to improve.

Changing the bacterial makeup of the colon will add a significant impact to the food program you are following.

How to incorporated more prebiotics into your diet?

Start by improving your diet in a manner which supports the function of beneficial bacteria, and shifts balance to their and your favor. Eating More Fiber- Eating more fiber impacts the strategy for improving the guts bacteria levels. These plants provide the raw material to feed the bacteria through a process called fermentation. The variety and number of plants you eat will reflect the bacteria in your gut; the more the better. Aim for at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber a day; two to three servings of fruit, four to six servings of veggies.

It Works Cleanse: is a Prebiotic Cleanse that works by feeding the good bacteria , which will help you get your bacteria balanced and help your body better absorb nutrients and remove toxins. Using this Cleanse just 2 days a month can greatly impact the health of your gut bacteria.

Key ingredients include :Soluble Inulin FIber: A non-digestible fiber which can reach farther down into the colon before fermenting and breaking down, this process helps feed the bacteria from the beginning to the end of the colon, providing a deeper cleanse.

This gentle 2 day process combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle can get you back on track to better digestion and possible kick start your weight loss!

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