If you’re struggling to lose weight, but that weight just isn’t coming off and your resolve for dieting is fading, well, don’t give up! Keep at it. It might just be your body readjusting to your healthy, new lifestyle, according to a study published in Cell Host and Microbe.
The ill effects of the Western diet/American diet (a diet high in carbs, red meats, fats, sugar and processed foods) might be harder to shake than once thought. Researchers in Saint Louis who were behind the study believe that people who have been subsisting on the American diet for years may have trouble losing weight when they shift to a healthier plant-based diet. This is due to the fact that the Western diet depletes and weakens beneficial bacteria that live in our guts, and because the gut flora has been so damaged by unhealthy eating, it makes it harder to lose weight.
That doesn’t mean weight loss is impossible. The researchers saw evidence that the gut flora was able to repair itself after the switch to a healthier diet had been made, but the weight-loss benefits had simply been delayed. So if you’re trying to shed pounds and you’ve been eating that high-fat, very processed Western diet for some time, you might have to get the inside of your stomach straight before you see any results to its outside.
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