Digestion is an important part of weight loss. If your body’s digestion is sluggish, it won’t be able to optimally process, utilize and dispose of food you feed it. The result can be less-efficient metabolism, stored calories and, ultimately, weight gain.
Poor digestion can also result in fatigue, headaches, depression and lack of energy, which can indirectly lead to weight gain. Making a few changes in the way you eat and in your lifestyle can make a big difference in your digestion and your efforts to lose weight.
Improve Gut Flora and Digestive Enzymes. Generally gut health get damaged by the use of antibiotics, cortisone, certain chronic medication, stress and poor diet. Reinstate the good flora and digestive enzymes with supplements like the Manna GUT Support and the Manna Blood Sugar Support. To reinstate the balance of gut microbes can take 2 to 3 months.
Eliminate sugars and starches from your diet: When gut health has been damaged, the “bad” flora which remains thrives on sugars and therefore it can be the cause of your sugar cravings. If you have symptoms like bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea or constipation, it might be because of poor gut health. When you eliminate sugars and starchy food, you actually cut the fuel source of the bad flora in the process to reinstate the balance in the gut. Follow the Manna Diet Program in the free e-book to rectify gut health.
Eat less. A simple way to improve your digestion is to reduce the amount of work your digestive system needs to do by reducing portion sizes, which should also result in weight loss. A good rule of thumb is to limit portions of all of your foods to the size of your fist, and no more than half a cup of dairy per serving.
Eat more fiber-rich foods. Fiber is the “grease” for your digestive system, and it helps the digestive mechanism operate smoothly. A lack of fiber can lead to constipation, bloating, gas and other problems. Dark leafy-green vegetables, beans, fresh fruit and whole grains are a good source of fiber.
Exercise regularly. Moving your body helps to get things flowing in your circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. At least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per day can help strengthen the muscles of your digestive system so you can digest food more efficiently and better eliminate waste. Regular exercise is very important to any successful weight loss program.