Here's why you might not be losing weight

Here's why you might not be losing weight

Eating a wide variety of wholefoods is important especially when it comes to losing weight!

Your gut is the foundation of everything. It aids in the digestion of the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients, and uses it to fuel and maintain your body.

For ladies with fat loss goals, There are specific microbes that send signals to our liver to switch over to the fat-burning energy system. Yes, this means if we don't maintain a varied microbial diversity, meaning some microbes are missing, then that signal may never get to the liver and put you in fat burning modeEvery specific food we eat feeds a different microbe hence the science that we need a variety of wholefoods to make sure our body can access fat burning mode when needed to.

Eating a variety of foods also helps to decreasing cravings for ultra-processed foods like sugary cereals or heavily salted chips. With so much diet flack going on: the golden rule is simple: Decrease ultra-processed foods and start cooking your own foods from wholefoods instead.

The diversity of your microbiome has a huge influencer over how your blood sugar will respond to the foods and drinks you consume. A healthy, diverse microbiome leads to better blood sugar management. Low blood sugar is the ultimate culprit behind food cravings, causing us to reach for that densely packed packet of salt and vinegar chips. We want to support and regulate healthy blood sugar balance, and eating a wide variety of wholefoods is the first step you can take and watch the cravings melt away. Over time, these little deterrences from your daily chips cravings will support you in your fat loss goals :--)

Fat loss is a mindset, so consider switching your mindset from burning fat to indulging in a wide variety of wholefoods instead. This mindset of abundance takes you away from focusing too much on the scale to nourishing your body with kindness.

The next question is, how much of each wholefood do we have to consume? 
You don't have to consume large amounts - but in moderation and eating for again, variety --- think a handful of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, and a teaspoon of nuts, spices, seeds, and herbs — is a good starting guide.  Says Dr. Tim Spectre, a british epidemiologist & medical doctor.

- Legumes (Lentils, split peas, chickpeas)
- Spices (Paprika, cumin, fennel, sichuan peppercorns, cloves)
- Herbs (Check out the 6 herbs + vegetables used in green goddess alone)
- Fruits (Lychees, mangoes, bananas, apples, oranges)
- Complex carbs (Quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes, taro)
- Vegetables (Kailan, spinach, broccoli, beetroot, leeks, cauliflower)
- nuts (Pistachios, almonds, walnuts)
Seeds like flax and chia.

Our dips are made with a variety of wholefoods and are specially designed to pair with any vegetable, protein or wholegrain as part of a balanced diet 🤍

All stats and facts taken from Fast Like A Girl by Dr Mindy Peltz and Tim Spectre's website Zoe.

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