If you want to lose weight and feel good, your gut health should be an essential component of your lifestyle.
It boosts immunity, keeps your digestive system regular (yes, that means a regular poo), and is linked with healthy weight loss.
As part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we offer meal plans and recipes that will support your weight loss goals and, in turn, support good gut health too.
From this list, it’s easy to see why we don’t recommend things like greasy takeaway, excessive alcohol intake or sugary cakes in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Plus some recipes that you can make to help with your gut health.
The good bacteria is beneficial for your gut flora. Combine with berries for an antioxidant boost, by trying these 3 ingredient Yoghurt Berry Ice Blocks.
High in fibre and protein, they act as an intestinal broom to give everything a clear out. Try making a Choc Berry Chia Pudding the night before for a quick and easy breakfast. Top with blueberries or a dollop of yoghurt for an extra gut-friendly kick.
Known for stimulating the digestion, this is easily added to your salads as a dressing with some olive oil. It also works well as an acidic component in recipes like these Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs.
A source of protein, it also helps repair the gut lining so consider adding some Easy Strawberry Mousse to your meal plan as a great dessert option. Kids will love these simple Homemade Gummy Lollies.
Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir and miso are a great way to support gut health (and they taste good too!). We love adding miso to meals as it gives a lot of flavour for very few calories, such as in these Eggs with Kale and Miso.
These are a triple boost, with their fibre to support digestion, potassium and electrolytes to keep you firing on all cylinders. For a delicious dessert try this 5 Minute Banana Coffee Sundae or for more kid-friendly banana recipes.
Believed to help you digest your food, ginger also adds a nice heat to stir-fries. Try this Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Soup, which also includes gut-loving stock (make your own if you can).
With more than 4,500 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!