Is Your Gut To Blame For Your Weight Gain?

Your middle section is getting bigger every year.  And flabbier.  And gasier.  And more painful... 

You get more done on the toilet than in the toilet... it's either too hard, or too soft.  Always frustrating.

Your scale is not your best friend and will not lie to you to make you feel better.

No matter what diet, exercise program and mental games you play... you can't seem to lose those last 10+ pounds.

Let's check in with your gut because what is happening inside that long and vital tube might be creating a larger middle section than you desire. 

Your weight gain might have more to do with your gut biome than you think.  Weight Loss can come to a haut if your gut is sending out distress signals... bloating, loose stools, constipation, weird noises, pain, and excess fat. If this sounds like you, keep reading.  

Your gut could be sabotaging your waistline!

What we know about your gut:

  • Your gut is full of more than 1,000 species of bacteria.[1] Research shows that obese and lean people have different types of bacteria in their gut.
  • Changes in your gut bacteria impact your metabolism, how effectively your body turns food into energy, and your overall body fat.
  • If your gut bacteria are causing inflammation and hormonal imbalances, it’ll show up on the scale.
  • Toxins in your gut tell your body to increase fat cell production and hold on to water. This is done to protect you from “toxic overload” when your body cannot rid the toxins fast enough. 

Your gut bacteria work together to digest your food, keep your immune system strong, and remove toxins. If you are housing the wrong bacteria, all of these tank- and fat cell production increases to store toxins to protect your brain and vital organs from toxic overload.

Everyone has a unique gut microbiome, which is affected by everything from your diet to your genes. Your weight is another key factor.

Research has found that obese and lean people actually have different types of bacteria in their gut. A 2016 study compared the gut microbiomes of obese and lean volunteers.[2] The lean group had more diverse, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria. In comparison, the obese group had significantly more inflammatory gut bacteria and less bacterial diversity.

Changes in your gut bacteria drastically impact your metabolism, how effectively your body turns food into energy, and your overall body fat.[3]Studies have found that a diverse mix of bacteria in the gut is key to staying thin, and naturally slender people have more of a bacteria from the Bacteroidetes phylum.[4] [5] Obese people have more Firmicutes bacteria in their guts, which is correlated with weight gain.[6]

Here are some possible reasons:

  • Firmicutes consume more energy than Bacteroidetes, which means obese people may absorb more calories from food than lean people — even without a change in diet.[7]
  • If your gut bacteria are causing inflammation, that’ll show up on the scale. Inflammation can lead to digestive conditions like leaky gut, malabsorption syndrome, food cravings, poor sleep quality, autoimmune disease, and even mood disorders.
  • Hormonal imbalances can impact how full you feel after meals, drive you to binge on foods when you’re stressed, and even make you store fat. 

What To Do:

  • To support your gut health, follow a low-toxin, high-nutrient diet and experiment with gut-healing synbiotic supplements. Synbiotics combine probiotics and prebiotics into one gut-friendly supplement that helps good gut bacteria thrive.
  • Help your beneficial Bacteroidetes bacteria thrive by eating foods bursting with antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols are found in brightly colored vegetables, coffee (not too much), and chocolate (dark chocolate is best).
  • Avoid sugar and starch to starve the bad gut bacteria. Here’s why: Gut microbes make a hormone called FIAF (fasting-induced adipose factor) which tells the body to stop storing fat and burn it instead. To ramp up FIAF production, ditch the candy and white bread. When bacteria are “hungry,” they make more FIAF, and you burn fat.[8]
  • A low-toxin, anti-inflammatory, high-nutrient diet will help good bacteria thrive and keep the bad guys at bay.
  • Do a shot a day of apple cider vinegar (ACV). Not only will it help digestion, it will also cut cravings and curb your appetite naturally!  Check out my 30-Day ACV Challenge for all of the health benefits ACV will give you!
  • Support a healthy metabolism of fats and carbohydrates with methionine, inositol, choline, vitamins B-6 and B-12, and arginine.
  • Hydrate: drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Drink more if you exercise or are active.  Step 2 of our Weight Loss Supplement helps reduce bloating and improves hydration.
  • Detox daily!  This is a MUST!  Without daily detox support, you will produce MORE FAT CELLS to "store or hide" the toxin from your vital organs!  You re-tox daily (pollution, foods, sun rays, skincare, etc.) so you should detox daily! Foods that will naturally detox your body include fats/oils, nuts/seeds/ proteins, legumes, fruits and vegetables.  Support your daily detox with aloe vera, shilajit, methionine, and lyceum berries which are all found in our Weight Loss Supplement
  • SLEEP and provide your body the amino acids it needs to cleanse and process while you REM-away the night. Without the amino acids, your body will break down muscle instead of fat.  Step 3 of our Weight Loss Supplement contains both velvet antler extract and colostrum to provide the amino acids to support muscle growth and fat breakdown.  Both are also a source of IGF-1 to support growth hormone for metabolism support.

Keep your gut healthy and it might start to disappear on you, become quiet and you might look down and notice your feet looking back at you!  

The causes of weight gain are no secret but either is weight loss.  Eat healthy, exercise, support your healthy gut microbiome, metabolism, hydration, detoxification and sleep patterns.  We support your efforts to stay healthy and beautiful... naturally!

We are here for you and our goal is to keep you healthy and out of the hospital.  Period.

❤️ Trina

RN, MSN, Natural Skincare Expert