Did you know that overweight people have completely different gut bacteria than those at a normal weight?
Certain probiotics may be better for you than you may have realized. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LPR), for instance, has been shown to help obese women achieve sustainable weight loss (6).
Even up to 50% more weight loss in some cases.
Probiotics can be easily added to a standard or low-calorie diet. Try eating more Greek yogurt (low sugar!) and pickled veggies like sauerkraut or kimchi.
The best way to start healing your gut and bringing back a balance of healthy gut bacteria is to start taking a probiotics supplement.
No matter what supplement you use, you want to take AT LEAST 50 billion units of probiotics daily from a minimum of 10 different sources for the best results.
While you don’t need to purchase only refrigerated probiotics, make sure the packaging is well sealed. It’s also essential that the packaging is dark (or opaque, not transparent) to protect from light damage.
We have our own brand of Probiotics here at Avocadu called Gut-14.
Our specially formulated probiotic supplement contains:
- Over 100 Million CFU’s Per Serving
- 14 Different Gut Healing Strains
- Delayed-Release for Deeper Support
- Made in the USA
Probiotics are one of the best solutions for healing your gut, helping you lose weight faster, and providing you with a healthy source of gut flora every day!
You can read more about it and why it’s so important for not only gut health but overall health on our probiotics page.
Carnitine is an amino acid that is found in the bodies of plants and animals (7). In humans, it helps in regulating how the body metabolizes fats and carbs.
Without enough carnitine, your body may store fat instead of burning it. Carnitine is found in many supplements taken by weight lifters.
Here is a link to the bestseller Carnitine supplement on Amazon.
9. Olive Leaf Extract
You’ve heard that olive oil is a “good fat” that can help you lose weight. Now, olive leaf extract–the key substance that gives olive oil its health benefits–may do the same (8).
Olive leaf extract can help manage blood glucose levels, which is important for weight loss. When blood sugar levels spike, or are erratic, the body tends to store fat instead of burning it.
Stable blood sugar also means fewer food cravings, so you won’t be grabbing foods that ruin your weight loss progress.
Nature’s Way makes one of the best olive leaf extract supplements.
10. Apple Cider Vinegar
In this video, Dr. Eric Berg explains how apple cider vinegar helps your body absorb minerals, mobilize calcium, digest proteins, and stimulate the thyroid; all functions that are important for weight loss.
Be sure to watch all the way through; at minute 10, he shows you how to make an ACV “cocktail.”
Apple cider vinegar on its own is an acquired taste, so mixing it into a drink is definitely the way to introduce ACV to your diet. I like to sip it through a straw, which makes it even more palatable and keeps it from damaging the enamel on your teeth.
Apple cider vinegar won’t cause you to drop a ton of weight immediately. Add it into your long-term routine to keep weight loss consistent and long-term.
It can be found in most local grocery stores these days. Just make sure to get the organic, unfiltered kind with “the mother” (aka healthy enzymes). Bragg’s is the best brand on the market!
11. Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 itself won’t cause your body to burn more fat or calories, but having more of it will help you to convert food into energy instead of fat.
If you lack the energy to do even light exercise, B12 could help get you moving.
B12 is in many multi-vitamins, but can also be taken as a stand-alone supplement.
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