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.
In The Skinny Gut Diet, New York Times bestselling author, public television icon, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on the little-known connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the “gut factor”—the overlooked root cause of weight gain. Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Brenda illuminates the inner workings of the digestive system and provides instructions for achieving a healthy bacterial ecosystem that spurs weight loss by enabling the body to absorb fewer calories from food, experience reduced cravings, and store less fat. The premise is simple: curtail sugar consumption (and its surprising sources) and eat more healthy fats, living foods, and protein to balance the gut bacteria. The result? A skinny gut.
The Skinny Gut Diet centers around an easy-to-follow diet plan. A 14-day eating plan, dozens of delicious recipes and sage advice help you achieve—and maintain—digestive balance and sustained weight loss. With inspiring real-life stories of ten individuals who transformed their health on the Skinny Gut Diet, Brenda empowers you to become your own health advocate so that you can finally shed unwanted pounds and enjoy optimal health and vitality.
My thoughts: I think that this book is set up to be user friendly, which is a success. Filled with recipes, how to stick to the diet, and stories of those who have tried the diet, this book is an excellent resource for those who are trying to lose weight in the new year. (a lot of us make weight related resolutions after all the goodies that come with Christmas! lol)
What I personally liked about this diet is that it incorporates things like fermented foods, which are amazing for you! I was a bit surprised that part of the diet is really just a variety of what is already popular: going wheat free or low carb. But, I do think she has some very good points about watching one's sweet intake, since there is really nothing nutritional about sugar (as good as a piece of chocolate is!).
I think this is an interesting diet plan that has a lot of good ideas and great recipes.
I received this book from bloggingforbooks in exchange for my honest review.