This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Skinny Gut Diet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
After a month on The Skinny Gut Diet, I’m feeling great and noticing lots of positive changes inside and out. In addition to losing 8 pounds and almost 2 inches from my waistline, I am feeling much less bloated and I’m also enjoying an increase in energy and a better overall attitude.
To be honest though, these past two weeks I’ve slipped when it came to eliminating grains completely, but unlike slips in the past where I just threw it all away and went ‘whole hog’, it’s been easier to get back on track. I believe it’s because with the bread indulgences (it’s always the bread, right?!) came noticeable side effects, which just cemented in my mind that my body felt better without bread. And by side effects, I mean gas – the kind that clears the room, which is not good when you have a house full of guests. At least there were also plenty of dogs around to blame it on!
I’m starting to get into a better routine now that all of my guests are gone, and as with anything new, the more you do it the easier it becomes. Eating protein with every snack and meal has become a craving-crusher for me, and I rarely feel like I’m missing out anything, because the protein keeps me satisfied which in turn leads to less snacking.
Some of my favorite quick snacks are:
- Cheese and apple wedges
- Carrots and hummus
- Chia pudding like Joy’s Lemon Bliss for a sweet treat.
I’m looking forward to staying on the Get Lean phase of the Skinny Gut Diet until I reach my goal of losing 20 more pounds. In addition to the following the diet, I’ll also continue taking the probiotics, fiber, omega-3s, and digestive enzymes. Together it all makes a noticeable difference in my digestion and elimination which leads to an overall feeling of well-being.
I’ll be traveling overseas for a week – leaving Monday – so travel will definitely create some new challenges, but I look forward to finding ways to stay healthy in a foreign country. My goals for after I return from my trip are: try some more slow-cooker recipes from Brenda Watson‘s collection in the book, and try some new fermented foods – maybe even trying my hand at homemade sauerkraut!
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