Gut health means the balance and function of bacteria in parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Gut health and your overall being have a significant impact on your weight. The signs of a healthy gut are when you release bowel every day or when you are not bloated. A healthy gut also prevents constipation. It is important during the HCG diet to allow your body to release a large number of toxins every day.
To improve your gut health during the HCG diet, you have to make some dietary changes. Changes such as choosing healthy foods can improve your bowel movement and avoid constipation. Improving some aspects of your environment can also help you maintain a healthy gut during the HCG diet.
How do you know that you have a healthy gut during the HCG diet?
Signs such as proper digestion and healthy weight loss mark a healthy gut. When your gut is healthy, you will not experience fluctuations in your weight loss during the HCG diet. Your daily bowel movements should also be free from symptoms of diarrhea or loose stool. Having such symptoms is a sign that your gut health is fluctuating.
How to maintain gut health during the HCG diet?
- Increase your fiber intake- Increasing your fiber intake can control inflammation. It improves the absorption of nutrients in your body during the VLCD. Aside from nourishing your colon, high-fiber foods are also helpful in reducing your appetite. High fiber foods improve satiety during the HCG diet. It can also lower your cholesterol levels to improve weight loss.
- Use natural herbs- You can flavor your HCG foods with spices such as ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Herbs and spices can help balance the gut flora. Natural herbs will not only flavor your food but also improve your gut health. Turmeric and ginger play a vital role in improving gut health. It improves digestion and has antioxidants that prevent inflammation.
- Avoid using sugar and other sweeteners- Artificial sweeteners and sugar can destroy the microbiome in your gut. Using artificial sweeteners and sugar will feed the harmful bacteria which can cause a leaky gut. Avoid using sugar and sweeteners during the HCG diet. It will not only destroy your gut health but also stops your weight loss. Sugars and sweeteners have loads of calories that can interfere with the HCG in burning your body fats.
- Cut your calorie intake- VLCD is not only helpful during the HCG diet but also in improving your gut health. Low-calorie intake can give your gastrointestinal tract time to heal. It also leads the microbes to be effective in their work in improving gastro health.
The constant release of waste from your body is vital for weight loss. Gut health is vital during the HCG diet to take off toxins that are purging in your fat stores. It also improves the absorption and release of food nutrients and wastes during the VLCD. A healthy gut helps in controlling your food intake during the HCG diet. When your gut is healthy, you can lose weight fast and safely through the HCG.