It may sound like a great sci-fi movie, but did you know that the bacteria living in your belly are affecting your thoughts right now? There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating a surprising connection between sugar, your gut, and your brain.
Gut bacteria manufacture neurotransmitters which are the chemicals that regulate your mental processes such as learning and mood. Bacteria in effect, are mind-altering organisms. Eliminating sugar from your diet will improve your gut flora and their ability to produce neurotransmitters that enhance mental clarity and your mood in the process. This is one of the many reasons people report feeling better when they start eating Personal Trainer Food — which our Weight Loss Coaches call a “Non-Scale Victory.”
We are also beginning to understand the important roles these organisms play in our health and well-being. Maintaining a good balance of gut flora by eating the right foods promotes healthy GI function, protects against infection, enhances your immune system, and regulates metabolism. All of these functions set the stage to lose weight more easily.
New research is even showing that a bad balance of gut flora, which can happen when you eat the wrong foods, plays a role in both obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. People with a bad balance of intestinal flora tend to eat more and develop insulin-resistance. This creates a never-ending cycle of elevated blood sugar levels and weight gain. Eating the right foods is the key to balancing your gut flora and breaking the cycle.
Personal Trainer Food will help you to shake off the winter blues, get happy– and get rid of that belly fat!