It’s not news that dieting is “out”. What’s “in” is adopting a healthy lifestyle so that change lasts past the weight loss.
But some still get caught up in “yo-yo” dieting, and it’s not their fault! Smaller portions are most of the battle, but once the weight is off, it can take up to a year for it to stick (that’s the time it takes for your microbiome, the good bacteria on your skin and in your stomach, to adjust to the changes).
Yo-Yo dieting is the worst thing for you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the work to make changes, though. To make the “post” success part of it easier, studies suggest that gut bacteria need more flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in fruits, vegetables, and even tea.
If you’ve shifted to a healthier diet, that’s taken care of naturally. Grapefruit, celery, salads, berries, and other foods you already think of as healthy will give you flavonoids. If you are ready to go back to smaller portions of your favorite recipes, make sure you sneak extra flavonoids into your diet with supplements, or a cup of tea (like our herbal tea Jiaogulan).
One supplement that adds more health supporting flavonoids is Green PWRx—it’s 30 green ingredients combined into a supplement to supply a daily dose of flavonoids, phytonutrients, and an array of nutrients. Since there are lots of different types of flavonoids, Green PWRx helps provide variety and offers a wider net of support.
You can also go the route of reinforcing your gut bacteria by eating plenty of probiotic foods (just avoid yogurts with sugar added), or taking a probiotic supplement, like Flora MGR.
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