There are a few universally accepted truths that we must all cling to in the never-ending debate over what to eat and what not to eat. Though they are a rare few, certain foods are irrefutably proven to be good for weight loss and your health in general.
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.
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.
The American approach to weight loss starts, for most, with calorie counting. Even if you do subscribe to the “Calories In, Calories Out” school of weight loss (many don’t, by the way), the fact is this:
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!
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.
Weight loss isn’t easy, but it can be done in a healthy, sustainable way with the help of a dietician, your doctor, and the right education about the proper way to eat.
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.
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.