On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing the missing link between gut health and weight loss, as well as the best and worst foods for healthy gut bacteria.
One of the main principles of weight loss is being in a calorie deficit, by burning more calories than you consume from food.
However, the million dollar question is, why do certain people lose weight easier than others, even when they are in the same calorie deficit?
For example, let’s look at Ron and Don.
Even if Ron and Don had the same:
Their individual weight loss results may be different, depending on one more factor.
It’s time to talk about your gut health, as it is essential to the overall health of your body, including your ability to lose weight.
The gut is full of bacteria, also known as your gut microbiome.
This healthy bacteria in your gut helps:
A study from the Mayo Clinic revealed that even if you follow a specific nutrition and workout program to get into a calorie deficit, based on the health of your gut bacteria, it may be easier or more difficult to lose weight.
This study suggests that an individual’s gut bacteria may play a large role in slowing down or increasing weight loss.
Now before you throw your hands up in the air and blame your gut bacteria on your weight loss struggles, hold up.
The importance of gut health is now becoming more mainstream.
However based on this, we’ve had a lot of people automatically blame their lack of weight loss progress on their gut health, without actually testing it.
If you’ve been following a healthy diet and workout program to ensure you are in a calorie deficit, yet you are still struggling to lose weight, it’s time to test your gut health.
Fortunately, it’s now easier, and more affordable than ever, to test your gut health at home, with a stool sample.
This brings me to the sponsor of today’s video, Ombre.
Ombre offers a simple to follow at-home test kit that makes it easy to measure your gut health.
Once you order it online, the test kit arrives at your door within a few days.
Simply go to this link to get $30 off your Gut Health Test and get it delivered directly to your door within a few days.
Inside the gut health test, you’ll receive:
To complete the gut health test follow the step-by-step instructions by:
Your Ombre gut health report will give you a detailed breakdown of the health of your gut bacteria, and the health problems it may be causing.
You’ll also receive a report of which foods you need to consume more and less of, based on your specific test results.
They also offer targeted probiotic recommendations to help heal your gut.
So if think your gut health could be the cause of your weight loss struggles, go to tryombre.com/LiveLean to get $30 off an at-home gut health test.
Now that you know the link between gut health and weight loss, it’s time to share the best and worst foods for healthy gut bacteria.
Your gut bacteria feeds off of the food you eat, so from a diet perspective, your gut health is determined by the types of foods you’ve been eating over the long-term.
If your long-term diet is high in gut health friendly foods, your gut bacteria will thrive.
However, if your long-term diet is filled with processed and sugar added foods, your gut bacteria will not be as healthy.
This is why you may be having a harder time losing weight, even when you’re in a calorie deficit.
A great way to improve your gut health is by following a diet high in prebiotic foods and probiotic foods.
Here’s the difference between probiotic and prebiotic foods:
Probiotics are often high in fermented raw foods including:
Now that we’ve covered foods high in probiotics, let’s talk about prebiotic foods.
The following prebiotic foods help support gut health:
Remember, this is just a common list of foods for healthy gut bacteria.
By including more of these prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods in your diet, you will be on your way to improving your gut health and weight loss goals.
However, if you want a comprehensive report on all of the foods you need to consume more and less of, based on your specific gut health, I suggest you go take the gut health test from Ombre.
Improving the health of your gut bacteria is not a quick and easy fix.
To do this, it will require a long-term healthy lifestyle approach.
Fortunately, that’s what we teach you every week on our Live Lean TV YouTube channel, so make sure you subscribe right now.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.