The word diet can often have a negative connotation.
The word diet is often used as an excuse for why we “can’t” eat something we consider a treat.
The word diet makes us feel like we aren’t in control, that something else is.
The word diet manifests as a means to an end.
The word diet feels…temporary.
But Skinny Gut Diet has redefined the word diet for me. It has changed it’s meaning. With The Skinny Gut Diet, a diet is no longer something I am on, something fleeting until I reach a specific goal. The word diet has become a natural part of my lifestyle. I am not ON a diet, it IS my diet.
I have spent the last couple of months telling you about The Skinny Diet. I outlined how it will help you achieve permanent weight loss and how to track and reduce your sugar intake. I also gave you gut-friendly snack ideas and shared a delicious Chicken Marsala recipe from the book.
But what you haven’t heard from me yet is how much The Skinny Gut Diet has started to become a natural part of the way I eat. I no longer have to choose the right foods, my body wants the right foods. Once my brain handed over the reigns, my body took over and I am amazed at how much I actually enjoy the foods that I always thought were bland, and boring. It made me realize that I spent so many years not really tasting the food – mostly what I tasted was the sugar content.
As part of my Skinny Gut lifestyle, I have added a few things to my diet that my body needs.
- Probiotic supplement
- Unsweetened Greek yogurt
- Protein powder
- Fiber supplement
All of these things are key to helping heal your gut on your path to achieve permanent weight loss. They work together to achieve the balance your body needs to function properly.
I have been having some delicious fun with those things as well. I add some cinnamon and nuts to my yogurt. I make a fruit protein smoothie with added fiber. And sometimes, I blend it all together for an amazing energy packed punch!
To date I have lost about 4 lbs and my energy is up. My clothes fit better. And most importantly my stomach is no longer bloated. Also, in the interest of too much information I am just more “regular”.
I still haven’t ventured into the fermented foods that author Brenda Watson recommends, but that is definitely on my list to experience. I tried pickled cabbage once and as weird as it may sound, it was actually delicious. it’s exciting to learn that something so yummy could actually be a critical part of a gut healthy diet.
Have you ever incorporated a healthy food into your diet that you thought wouldn’t taste good, but found that you actually really enjoyed it?
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