In my years of practice, I noticed that overweight people often also had gut problems.
It was my job to talk to people about their diet, their bowel habits, and their lifestyle. Based on my observations, there is a 100% correlation between poor gut function and being significantly overweight.
Bigger people have gut bacteria that help trigger cravings for junk food. Of course, there are some larger people who eat very healthy foods, but they are in the minority.
I often suggested to my overweight clients that they start using smaller plates and gradually reduce their portion size.
Most larger people have large stomachs and large appetites that have been built up over time. Once that situation has arrived, the gut bacteria start behaving very badly. The harmful bacteria can contribute to mood problems, fatigue, and anxiety.
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I always urge people, larger people, if they want to lose weight to assess their gut and clean it up as needed.
I don’t encourage cold turkey diets. I believe in slowly transitioning from a junk diet to a gut-healthy one. I you try and start a new diet overnight, it’s easy to fall off the wagon and return to eating junk food like crazy.
Take it slow – just as you would if you were returning to the gym for the first time in ages.
The older you are, the slower you need to go back into it, all right. I’ve never met a large person that can’t, if their mind is set to it, lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off.
If you’ve got bloating, burping, farting, constipation, and diarrhea, the gut needs to be fixed up. If you ignore the gut problem and just focus on making diet changes, it’s significantly harder to turn the ship around.
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