The Struggle Is Real
If you have trouble managing your weight and the number on the scales keeps moving up, yiou are not alone. Over 60% of Australians are overweight. It’s not just about looking hot it is a real concern, with a wide range of health and conditions such as blood sugar imbalances, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, to name a few.
The Magnificent Microbiome
Microbiome keeps you alive it is consists of billions of microbes organisms that live on and in the body, mostly in our digestive tract. They work as a team to aid digestion, produce vitamins, and keep you healthy, but if they get out of whack the micro-organisms change, and microbiome may produce conditions such as obesity, anxiety, depression, stress, allergies, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. ref.
Microbiome Influences Weight
Some microbes that resident in your gut, extract energy from food some more than others. However, if you have too many Firmicutes, this bacterium stores the extra energy as fat, and contributes to weight gain. On the other hand, if you have Bacteriodetes then less energy is extracted from food and less fat is stored, and you are likely to be thinner. Restoring balance and the microbiome can help support healthy weight maintenance.
Probiotics Our Modern Day Hero
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can influence the gut microbiome in a positive way. Also there is one family of probiotics that have been found useful in helping to control weight gain.
- Reducing fat mass particularly belly fat and waist circumference.
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
- Reduce the ‘yo-yo’ weight regain often experienced after weight loss
- reduce fat storage
- Improves body mass index (BMI)
- Lower levels of unhealthy cholesterol
The Benefits are Greater Than The Sum of The Parts
The Bifidobacterium family works synergistically together to provide some fantastic benefits for weight loss:
- Reduces appetite, so you eat less and store less fat.
- Improve gut health, maintaining and repairing the gut lining improving intestinal permeability.
- Improve overall digestion by enhancing the gut microbiota.
Simple Daily Steps Towards a Healthier Weight
Each day counts! Start by following this simple steps into you daily routine:
- Protein (meat, fish, chicken) with main meals,
- Cut out the sweets
- Limit fried and fast foods
- Walk, take the stairs
- Get into gardening
- Whatever it takes “move”
7 to 8 hours. A good night rest reduce leptin levels, skinny hormone see blog.
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Certainly take a probiotic to reduce the belly fat. Note; not all probiotics are created equal, we use quality products that are backed by researched and tested to confirm that they are the correct strain.
Most importantly if you are struggling with your weight loss, feel free to give me a call and discuss how Naturopathic Life Style and Medicine can help you feel vital, energetic and feeling more vital and energetic enables you to achieve your goals.
In wisdom and good health
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