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I'm so excited to share yet another health related blog post with you today. I'm going to explain how poor gut health may be a deterrent to your weight loss. As you know from yesterday's blog post that I was very unhealthy for many many years. I was gaining so much weight for the last couple of years I ended up being at my highest weight EVER. The madness had to stop.
I first started my weight loss journey counting calories and doing Zumba cardio for 7 months. Yes, I lost almost 25 pounds. But I was still looked overweight. The weight wasn't coming off fast enough for me. I felt like I was starving myself (I wasn't... I was still getting my recommended 1,800 calories a day). But when you feel like you're hungry all the time sometimes I wondered if it was worth it.
However, when I started my Plexus journey, I learned a lot about Candida Yeast Overgrowth in the last few months. It's amazing that about 70% of your immune system is in your gut. So if your gut is not healthy that means you are not healthy. Or as healthy as you could be. You could have something called Leaky Gut. Your next question might be how do you know if you have a Candida Yeast Overgrowth or not.
Some common symptoms of this phenomena known as leaky gut are:
*Feeling tired all the time
*Difficulty losing weight
*Strong sugar cravings
I had 6 of the common symptoms. How many do you have?
Now you need to break down the Candida Yeast Overgrowth, flush the toxins out of your system (the toxins from the Candida are what's causing your body to basically attack itself), and get rid of the overgrowth. Next you need to repopulate the gut with friendly bacteria that helps your body function how it is supposed to. When your body functions as it is supposed to your body can heal itself. And that means your body may be able to shed those extra pounds it has been holding onto as reserve. I guess in case you're lost in Antarctica like Survivorman.
The reason Candida Yeast overgrowth affects weight loss is because your Candida overgrowth is constantly feeding off of sugar consumption. The processed foods you eat every day (me included) have so much sugar in them its ridiculous. So the body starts craving sugary foods and drinks because the Candida needs that to survive. Then you eat more and more sugary foods and drinks. Then the Candida overpopulates. The cycle continues. The weight packs on.
After getting my gut health under control I lost 24 inches. Check out my Before and After photo HERE. The picture on the left is after 7 months of "eating right" and hard cardio. My gut health was out of control! Sometimes clean eating (well, what you think clean eating is) doesn't do the trick. When I got my gut health in order I was able to shed the unwanted fat.
A few more things a healthy gut may do for you (everyone is different):
*Better Digestive System
*Less Skin Irritations
*Less Sugar Cravings
The BEST Candida Yeast fighter I have found is the Plexus Triplex Combo found HERE. The Slim helps regulate blood sugars (which aids in food cravings), Biocleanse (which rids the body of unhealthy bacteria and regulates bowels), and the Probio5 (which repopulates the gut with good bacteria and has the best ingredients on the market to break through the Candida wall).
I'd love to hear from you! Email me, visit my Plexus website, or leave a comment!!
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