There is no one size fits all when it comes to weight loss—what works for you may not work for me. However, three things that have proven to help most people maintain a healthy weight are:
1. Boosting gut health – poor gut health has been linked to everything from mental illness to obesity. Studies show that gut microbes are involved in vital functions like metabolism, hunger and digestion, so it’s important to keep your gut healthy.
2. Reducing inflammation – inflammation plays a significant role in the body. When it’s out of control, it causes insulin and leptin resistance, which disrupts the body’s ability to metabolize and burn fat. It also disrupts the signal that tells your brain that you’re full.
3. Eating a whole-foods plantbased diet – Eating a diverse plant based diet has proven to reduce inflammation and maintain a robust gut colony (see points 1 and 2). So no skipping the fruit and veg!
Weight loss is complex and how we fuel ourselves will ultimately dictate our overall health.