Losing weight is much more difficult in people where the intestinal flora is out of balance.
Recent scientific studies have shown that obesity is partly due to the intestinal flora that is out of balance. Although these studies are still in their infancy, sufficient evidence has already been found for this. People with a high BMI (Body Mass Index) have a certain type of intestinal flora, which differs from the intestinal flora of people with a healthy weight, where food is properly converted and substances are sufficiently present that indicate to the brain that sufficient nutrients have been consumed and the hunger signal to the brain is turned off. If your intestinal flora is in balance, you will be able to absorb nutrients better and your hunger and fat storage will also be reduced. Certain unhealthy nutrients such as wheat products, alcohol and sugar (exorphine substances) can unbalance the neurotransmitters, substances in the brain, which in turn leads to unrest and emotional reactions in the head. This can also cause binge eating, which makes losing weight more difficult.
Practical experience shows that the intestinal ecosystem can also be balanced with the right nutritional advice. Especially for people who want to lose weight, it is important to take good care of the intestines. Unbalanced nutrition, stress, sugars, wheat products, alcohol, overweight workouts, refined processed foods, overeating or binge-eating, antibiotics and drugs can cause an imbalance in this. This can eventually lead to (chronic) intestinal complaints, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease or ulcerative colitis.