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.
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 ContentsTABLE 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