Lose weight and improve your gut health

5 minutes   Published on May 11, 2021

When you feel lighter inside, it shows on the outside. That's why we have created a program called Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health to help people lose weight and improve their gut health.

The Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health is a 12-week meal plan which includes delicious high protein recipes with a focus on fibre diversity. The plan gradually introduces higher fibre foods to your diet to assist with a healthy gut.

At its heart, Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health is a weight loss plan with the added benefit of improved gut health. Helping people to feel lighter inside and out.

Fast facts

  • The gut plays an essential role in health and wellbeing
  • Poor diet upsets the gut microbiome
  • 50% of Australians experience gut symptoms
  • Obese individuals experience more gut symptoms than those of normal weight

​The symptoms

Every year at least 50% of Australian adults experience gut health issues like bloating, heartburn, and constipation and 1 in 7 experience what is considered distressing gut symptoms.

This makes sense as we also know that 83% of Australians are not getting the amount of fibre that is suggested by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Research shows that being overweight means you have a larger chance of experiencing poor gut health. However, the research also shows that a diet high in fibre and resistant starch, like the Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health, can help alleviate these symptoms.

Your second brain

Your gut serves many crucial functions in your body. Apart from digesting food and extracting essential nutrients from what you eat, the gut also:

Symptoms of poor gut health include:

  • ​Bloated stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence and burping
  • Growling stomach
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • tells you when to start and stop eating
  • releases the hormone ghrelin which stimulates your appetite
  • prevents potentially harmful substances from entering the body

All well-functioning gut helps you lose or maintain weight and can prevent disease like Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. That is why we created the Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health diet plan.

Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health

Created by our experts that Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health features a 12-week gut health menu plan, which includes delicious recipes based on higher protein and higher fibre foods.

The combination of protein and fibre keeps people feeling full for longer which means they are able to eat less without feeling hungry. We believe in using a diversity of fibre-rich foods, which are slowly introduced to the diet over time - so that they are able to get used to it.

Suggested amount of dietary fibre for good gut health is 35-40g

One key innovation in the Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health plan is the inclusion of resistant starch has been shown to prevent and slow the progression of many diet-related diseases.

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