The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life

The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life

by Travis Stork


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We want to be healthy. We want to be lean. And we want to lose that annoying fat around our bellies!

We can achieve ALL of these goals with The Lose Your Belly Diet. Based on exciting new research about the dramatic benefits of vibrant gut health and a diverse gut microbiome, this plan nurtures your gut while helping you burn off excess weight and harmful belly fat.

This plan is built around a very clear, research-based concept: Eating food that nourishes and protects the microbes in your gut paves the way for weight loss, a slimmer middle, and better overall health.

It’s not just about weight loss. Having great gut health is linked to good health throughout your body. Scientists in this rapidly growing field are finding connections between gut microbes and the immune system, weight loss, gastrointestinal health, , allergies, asthma, and even cancer. With every study that’s published, scientists become more convinced that having a healthy gut leads to having a healthy body.

We’re accustomed to thinking of bacteria as bad—and some are—but most of the bacteria and microbes in our guts do amazing things, like working with our immune system to fight disease and helping our bodies digest food. Not only can’t we live without them, but as their numbers and diversity increase, so too does our health.

In this book, we look at all of the ways you can improve your own gut health, starting with the food you eat. My diet recommendations, meal plans, and recipes will help feed and protect your gut microbes. And we look at the many other steps you can take to support your beneficial bacteria, from avoiding unnecessary antibiotics to changing the way you think about dirt and germs. Even the choices you make about how you bring your children into the world can have an impact on your family’s microbiomes.

In The Lose Your Belly Diet , we’ll cover all the bases, giving you everything you need to know to make dramatic changes in your GI health, your weight, your belly fat, and your overall health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939457592
Publisher: Ghost Mountain Books
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Series: A Sam's Club Special Edition Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 73,175
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Travis Stork is an Emmy®-nominated host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors, and a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned his M.D. with honors from the University of Virginia, being elected into the prestigious honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. Based on his experiences as an ER physician, Dr. Stork is passionate about teaching people simple methods to prevent illness before it happens with the goal of maximizing time spent enjoying life while minimizing time spent as a "patient." Dr. Stork is a New York Times #1 bestselling author of “The Doctor’s Diet,” “The Doctor’s Diet Cookbook,” “The Lean Belly Prescription,” and “The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription for Optimal Wellness.” An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Stork is a devotee of mountain and road biking, whitewater kayaking and hiking with his loyal dog of nearly seventeen years, Nala.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Gut Health Opportunity

Part One: The Amazing World Inside Your Gut
Chapter 1: Meet the Microbes
Chapter 2: Why the Microbiome Matters
Chapter 3: Weight, Belly Fat, and Your Gut: How They’re Connected
Chapter 4: How Your Microbiome Affects Your Family.
Chapter 5: Better Gut Health, Less Disease
Chapter 6: Healthy (and Young) from the Inside Out
Chapter 7: Repairing a Damaged Gut

Part Two: Foods that Feed Your Gut
Chapter 8: The Food Your Little Buddies Love Most: Fiber
Chapter 9: Don’t Give Up on Grains
Chapter 10: The Best Things You Can Eat: Fruits and Vegetables
Chapter 11: Microbes’ Favorite Protein: Legumes
Chapter 12: Another Fabulous Fiber Source: Nuts and Seeds
Chapter 13: Microbes to Go: Fermented Foods and Live-Culture Foods

Part Three: Foods that Harm Your Gut
Chapter 14: Foods Raised with Antibiotics, Pesticides, and Other Microbe Killers
Chapter 15: Food for the Enemy: Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates
Chapter 16: Too Much Low-Quality, Processed Meat

Part Four: Other Ways to Boost Gut Health
Chapter 17: Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics
Chapter 18: Love Your Gut with Pro-Gut Lifestyle Changes
Chapter 19: Let’s Talk About Probiotic Supplements
Chapter 20: Get Dirtier

Part Five: The Super-G Diet, Super-G Meal Plans, and Super-G Recipes

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The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
MelissaMinusMe More than 1 year ago
This book is the perfect thing to pick up for the New Year! The diet is very straight forward and manageable. Dr. Travis takes the time to explain, not only what food is good for you, but why it helps. Understanding how certain foods negatively affect me has made it easier to turn down unhealthy options. I've been following this plan for a week now and already feel more energized, less bloated, and my clothes fit better. The best part is this is an eating plan that doesn't have strict restrictions so I can easily see this becoming my lifestyle and not just a temporary "diet." Plus there are some delicious recipes in the back! I recommend this book for anyone looking to lose weight in 2017.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I actually decided to buy it after reading one of the bad reviews. If we didn't have the bad reviews, we wouldn't get the truth. This is actually an excellent book and filled with a host of information! I love the information about friendly fats. So, I am very happy that I did get it. I also bought The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution based on one of the reviews, which nobody should ever attempt to use any diet or weight loss plan without referring to this book first. Both books actually work well together, which surprised me. The tips in Hungry Chick about how to show your local grocery store is amazing. And when you pair the use of probiotics from Lose Your Belly with what The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution says to ensure you are drinking enough water is worth its weight in gold. I have been following this method for the last week and I have honestly never felt better. I lost three pounds, but I am feeling the difference in my skin during these winter months when I struggled with staying moisturized. I thought you only had to drink enough water in the summer. If you can't afford to buy both, buy one and borrow the other but read them both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a connoisseur of the "diet du jour," I can tell you that this plan is new, fresh and exciting. The research backing its concepts is compelling, and I, for one, have experienced real results already. If you're looking to lose weight, feel better and understand how to make educated food choices, this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes are all made with real food. Good stuff, simple, the basics that combine to make a delicious dish. The explanations are clear and written so anyone can understand why we need to eat this way. Good job, Doc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book easy to follow recipes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate to give bad reviews, but when it comes to this book, I am asking myself why does it even exist. The reason why I was so angry when I saw this book is because while I love the show, I tried the last book from Dr. Travis, The Doctor's Diet and I struggled every day for weeks and nothing happened. Then, to hear that Dr. Travis is coming out with another book, I could have used my money on something better. I even went to the store this weekend to check it out. It's still nothing there for me once again. I won't lie, I am one of those people that have struggled with my weight and I want to do something. There are so many other programs and things that I could have done. If the first book was so good, why did Dr. Travis even have to come out with another one? If I had known, I would have tried the Smash Diet from Dr. Ian Smith that my friend at work is using. I could have joined Weight Watchers with my bestie, but I don't like the point system. It sucks. My sister used the Hungry Chick Diet Solution from Chef Jai that everybody is talking about and she saw results that first week. I should have listened. I should have bought that book. Anything but this! If anybody uses this book or anything else and it helps, please post and let me know. I am struggling.
toReadistoEscape More than 1 year ago
This was a good diet book but not as much new information as I would have hoped for. However, it does help me to be reminded of good eating habits. Even though I have heard the information before, I find it helpful when I learn a new reason why those healthy choices are good. It keeps me motivated to continue to make healthy choices. I would recommend this book to any health conscious individual. I received this galley from NetGalley.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trust your gut. Don't buy it. If this information was so good why not put it in one of his other books? I was a chapter in and I put it back down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW what a different take on weight loss!! I followed Dr. Travis's "Doctor's Diet" a couple years ago, and I was curious what would be different about this book. What's cool is that this one really just builds on the Doctor's Diet, with the new research that's out about the gut microbiome. (Who even knew what that was?!) I'm also fascinated by the fact that antibiotics have probably killed off all my gut bacteria over the years...but now I'm replacing them with all the foods Dr. Travis suggests. I've started dropping those holiday pounds already with this diet, and I'm excited to continue it as my new lifestyle. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Making the connection between weight loss and gut health--amazing. I haven't been able to lose those last 15 pounds of baby weight, AND I've been suffering with GI issues on and off for most of my life. I feel like this book is the answer to my prayers. In the short time that I've been following its guidelines, I already feel so much better. My bloating is improved, and without getting too specific, my stomach problems are so much better. I really want to shout from the rooftops that, if you give this plan a chance, this book holds the key that could change your life. I never realized just how much my issues were bothering me, and how they drained my energy. Now I feel more energetic, even at the end of a long day, and I'm also loving what I'm seeing on the scale and in how my clothes fit. I know it sometimes feels like a lot of information in this book, but if you don't want to learn all the info backing it, you can always just go right to do the diet and start eating the foods he suggests. If you're on the fence about giving it a try, let me encourage you!! It's worth the nominal investment to improve your health and weight!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Travis nails it with this approachable, science-based take on our gut health. I can't wait to implement his plan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was anxious to read this book since it was mentioned on Dr. Phil. It had some good information, but I should have skipped ahead to the actual foods you should eat. Half of the foods mentioned I have not even heard of. This book is unrealistic for "real" people needing to loose weight. I was very disappointed - don't waste your money. I should have just stuck to my gut and bought only Oprah's book. Beautiful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I am very surprised by some of the negativity. Give it a try. I had some major digestive problems due to cancer. Even though I am now cancer free, I continued with digestive issues. Since starting this diet, my gut is so much better. I am so thankful as I finally feel better and couldn't be happier. The holiday weight has also dropped off-- definitely a bonus. Thank you Dr. Stork.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super interesting info about your gut health and how it affects your overall life and weight loss. These are simple changes I can, and will definitely make! I love watching The Doctors and love that this isn't another crazy fad, get thin quick scheme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was once so fat that i had trouble getting though doors now i am skinner than a pencil
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This is a waste of money and time, no real help to lose weight