Feeling bloated after too much dinner or dessert last night? Or did you wake up this morning and think to yourself, There’s no way I can squeeze into jeans today? If so, don’t do what most people do and skip breakfast, which will only slow your metabolism and leave you ravenous by lunch.
( Here’s the article I wrote for Prevention magazine, hope it helps you!
Here’s to your Happy Gut,
Dr. Pedre )
Instead of skipping breakfast, start your day with the one meal that can beat bloat while helping to flatten your stomach, stabilize your blood sugar, and jump-start your body’s fat-burning powers. Yep, we’re talking about the ultimate liquid meal: the morning smoothie.
But not just any old smoothie will do. To beat bloat and flatten your belly by midday, you need one made from mostly raw ingredients—without any sugary additives or processed powders—that has the right enzymes to aid digestion, along with enough fiber to promote regularity. All 4 smoothies here, featured in my new book, Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain, contain just the right ingredients to beat bloat and help get you on track so you can wear your favorite outfit.
While smoothies are a big part of my Gut C.A.R.E.™ Program, you can’t sustain a happy, bloat-free life just by adding a few morning smoothies, despite what some experts say. For example, if you’re always downing your breakfast smoothie while stressed and rushing out the door, you won’t accomplish all your health and weight goals, no matter how low-sugar and filling your smoothie is. To achieve total gut health and happiness, you need a 360-degree approach to wellness that incorporates all aspects of health—mind, body, and spirit. That’s where Happy Gut comes in, with real assistance on how to adopt a healthier and happier approach to holistic gut and body health.
Tip: For all of the smoothies, I recommend choosing a hypoallergenic, nondairy protein powder, such as hemp or pea.
Here’s to a healthy breakfast, a happy gut and a Happy Gut Life!
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