The Secret to Your Best Summer Body? Bacteria.

With summer finally here, you may be eager to frolic in the waves, soak up some rays, and make the most of that long-awaited vacation. But in trying to be your healthiest, best self for summer —body and soul — you might be breaking out into a sweat at the thought of grueling workouts, tasteless and restrictive diets, and other punishments.

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Yes, You Can Eat These Summer-Friendly Fruits and Still Lose Weight

We face an endless barrage of studies telling us not to eat this and not to drink that if we’re trying to lose weight. And there’s no shortage of self-proclaimed “experts” saying that dieters should avoid fruit altogether if they want to reduce the number on the scale. Science doesn’t bear that out. Fruit absolutely can be a staple of your diet without compromising your weight loss goals. What’s most important for weight loss is your gut health, and foods like fruit can help you maintain a healthy gut.

Principles of a Healthy Diet

Need to drop a few pounds? As with any goal, it’s essential to head into the project with a strategy in hand. To increase the probability of success, figure out how to respond to any possible roadblocks and look for opportunities to make the process easier. And plan some rewards for yourself!  

The Gut, Weight Loss and Fitness Connection

If you know how to take care of your gut, it can go from being a target to a tool. Instead of trying to make our guts shrink and wither away, we can instead learn how to turn them into high-powered and downright beautiful metabolism-boosting, health-optimizing machines. 

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How to Improve Gut Health for Weight Loss

Your gut bacteria can affect weight loss in terms of how the food you consume digests, how fat is stored, and how it also produces chemicals that will make you feel full or hungry. In short, your gut bacteria composition is linked to weight loss and weight management.

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A complete workout guide

There is no end in sight when it comes to hearing about the thousands of workouts you can do to “burn fat, lose weight, improve your sex drive, see-through walls, and levitate” and while I’m sure many of those things are true, it’s also a little overwhelming. So let’s Jetson-fy this mess, meaning let us make it simpler and more achievable – so you’ll actually do it.