The secret to permanent weight loss revealed. The real reason diets fail has nothing to do with calories and everything to do with the balance of bacteria in your gut. A simple guide to show you how to finally achieve your ideal weight.
The 100 trillion bacteria that live in your digestive tract—which make up 90 percent of the cells in your body—are the real reason you gain or lose weight. When those microbes are out of balance, chronic health conditions can occur, including irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, and obesity. By balancing the good and bad bacteria, you can finally achieve your ideal weight—for good.
When I first heard about this book, I really wanted to read it – not for the weight loss side of it, but simply for the “healthy gut” side of it. I recently learned about the incredible amount of bacteria in the digestive tract, and have been working with a homeopathic – style doctor to address it. When I saw the statement about balancing good and bad bacteria, I was hooked, and knew this was a book I’d be able to really get into.
The author, Brenda Watson, CNC (learn more about her HERE), includes a 14-day start-up food plan and a bunch of recipes. A good amount of these recipes are things I can eat on my anti-inflammatory diet, although not all. I’m impressed by that, because I KNOW how healthy the anti-inflammatory diet is. This woman knows her stuff, and she’s legit. While she talks about weight loss, the feel of the book, at least to me, is more about creating a HEALTHY body/gut…not necessarily a skinny one. That’s something that I appreciate SO much.
I won’t lie, the diet proposed is not an easy one. Gluten is out the window. Don’t plan on having milk. Most oils are eliminated, as they have inflammatory properties. That means that you aren’t going to be able to eat many processed foods, if any. (I wish companies would create organic chips with olive oil, but it’s cheaper to use canola oil, or something else not good!) However, I HAVE GIVEN UP ALL of these foods – at the same time – and I’m telling you, it CAN be done! If you have a support system, oh man, what a difference it will make.
If you want to learn more about The Skinny Gut Diet or the author, you can head to this website. There you’ll find a full synopsis as well as information on where you can find the book for purchase. It’s a book I HIGHLY recommend to ANYONE looking to improve their health – whether it’s digestive health or not. This diet will change your body, on the inside for sure, and likely on the outside as well! 5 stars for me.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. The opinions are mine alone!