The Skinny Gut Diet: Balance Your Digestive System for Permanent Weight Loss

The Skinny Gut Diet: Balance Your Digestive System for Permanent Weight Loss

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0553417967

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.


















excreted in the intestines in response to food, increasing feelings of fullness and decreased appetite.8 Accompanying this decrease in hunger was an increase in the fermentation activity by gut bacteria, which suggests the gut bacteria are responsible for the appetite effects. By simply feeding your gut bacteria with prebiotic fibers, you can improve your gut balance and reduce your appetite. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get enough fiber through diet alone. A fiber supplement is a simple and

2 celery stalks 6 P.M. Dinner 0.8 Grilled salmon with steamed veggies 4 oz. salmon + � cup broccoli + � cup cauliflower 8:00 P.M. Snack 2.1 Berries-n-Cream � cup mixed berries + 1 container plain Greek yogurt + 4 tbsp. whipped cream TOTAL 8.5 In the Beginning During the first couple weeks of the Skinny Gut Diet, your main adjustment will involve ridding yourself of the hold that carbohydrates have had over you. Yes, you will lose the carb cravings that come under the guise of a sweet tooth or

at Crown Publishing, thank you for believing in this manuscript. I love being able to work with you again. And to the team at Crown, all I can say is, “Wow!” What a machine in the art of selling books. I want to thank each of the ten Skinny Gut Diet participants we worked with over the months: Alexandra, Charlie, Cynthia, Danielle, Dave, Sandi, Eva, Shirley, Teresa, and Polly. I know you thought I was the teacher, but the opposite was true. You taught me so much over the months, and you kept me

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