The largest problem with any fad diet is that, well, it’s a fad… and fads never address the underlying causes of weight gain. They only attack the immediate needs of the consumer such as losing 10 pounds in 30 days. Once you have success, the author of the diet’s job is complete even though you haven’t actually found a solution to maintaining a healthy weight.
Before you stress over your weight and try another useless diet, it’s time you discovered the real causes of weight gain and how you can lose weight and keep it off for good.
Why You Gain Weight
Most experts will tell you lack of exercise and a high calorie diet are the primary causes of weight gain. Great, so exercise more and eat less. Problem solved, right?
Not necessarily. Exercise is an essential part of maintaining optimal health and keeping your weight down. And eating too much can lead to weight gain. But, this forgets an important element: Digestive Health.
The Chinese believe that all illness starts in your gut, and digestive health determines how well you feel both inside and out. It also plays a role in weight gain.
Three major factors contribute to poor digestive health, which translates to excess weight gain. Those three factors are yeast overgrowth, high gluten consumption, and a diet high in processed sugars.
If you don’t control these three factors, no matter how much exercise you perform, and no matter how much you lower your caloric intake, you will still carry excess weight.
Yeast, gluten, and sugar buildup in the body largely contribute to weight loss plateaus. Perhaps you’ve reached a certain point in your progress when suddenly weight reduction comes to a screeching halt. Even worse, you begin to gain back the weight you had already lost.
Weight Loss and Digestive Health
Weight loss begins with a healthy digestive system. Reducing your intake of yeast products, gluten, and sugar is a good start. Eliminate processed foods, and reduce the amount processed sugars and yeasts you consume. Also avoid fermented foods such as yeast breads, alcohols, vinegar, cheeses, and processed or smoked meats.
A diet in excess of sugar, yeast, and gluten causes an imbalance of natural bacteria and flora in your intestinal tract, leading to an overgrowth of yeast. Stress can also cause changes to your body chemistry and contribute to yeast growth factors as well. Excess yeast growth can cause fatigue, sugar and alcohol cravings, weight gain, and many other health symptoms including IBS.
Foods to Avoid and What To Eat Instead
The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only.