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HOW TO FIX YOUR GUT
Did you know your gut can determine how fast (or slow) you can reach your health and fitness goals?
If your gut health is poor, you can expect an accelerated rate of fat gain, risk of developing potential food intolerances, as well as an increased risk of cancer.
So yes, a healthy gut is imperative for health and wellness but more and more research is showing that having diversity in gut flora will result in an accelerated rate of fat loss, an accelerated rate of building muscle, as well as improved athletic performance. Like I said in a previous post: Address health first, and the rest will follow naturally and effortlessly.
How to Fix Your Gut after Over Consuming High Sugar Containing Foods:
For example, last night I ate a generous amount of the best peanut butter and dark chocolate granola I’ve ever had.
1️. Fast until the next day. Essentially I am “killing off” the bad bacteria that is craving the sugar. 16 hours in my opinion is plenty, but if you can handle more, do more.
2️. Apple Cider Vinegar. I’ll take a few tablespoons of this on an empty stomach (I recommend after coffee unless you’d like the taste of acidic and sour coffee) in effort to populate the gut with good bacteria.
3️. Break the fast with a high fat, moderate protein, low/no carbohydrate meal. Fat is highly satiating and eating even more carbohydrates may feed the poor bacteria that is craving those poor foods.
4️. Include Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Kefir or some other fermented food. Again, populating the gut with the right bacteria.
5️. Stop eating those foods that promote poor gut health (ex. Packaged foods, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and foods high in sugar.) Pretty straight forward but it’s surprising how often people keep feeding themselves these foods.
6️. Avoid eating too frequently. Turns out eating every 2-3 hours can do more harm than good (and negatively altering gut flora is one of them).