Weight loss is easier when you are following a diet plan that is specifically catered to your needs. Unfortunately not all diets suit every person.
What helps one person shed some pounds could do the opposite for another, so what is the solution?
Testing your gut ‘microbiome’ is one way you can find out exactly what your body needs, which can in turn help you lose weight.
Diets based on assessing your microbiome have been recommended by various nutritionists, including Jeannette Hyde who claims her diet helps followers lose 13 lbs in four weeks.
Her diet is based on cleansing your microbiome, however, there are other methods that can tell you exactly what you should be eating and what your stomach reacts badly to.
Doctor Raphael Kellman claimed that the microbiome diet was the next paleo diet, in an article for the Huffington Post.
Christy Harrison, M.P.H., R.D, gave her tips for eating to maintain a healthy microbiome for Foodnetwork and included eating lots of plants and taking probiotics.
All that is needed to test your microbiome is a stool sample, which can be sent to various companies that do this form of testing including Atlas Biomed.
Co-Founder and CEO of Atlas Biomed, Sergey Musienko said: “Atlas Biomed Tests provide practical lifestyle recommendations that help you optimise your physical wellbeing through more effective workouts and nutrition plans.
“It goes as far as telling you which exercises and foods work best for your body to help you reach your health goals.”
The founder of the company added: “Good personal health starts with prevention. With more and more people suffering from preventable diseases like obesity and diabetes, knowing your body and its workings has never been more important.”
What is a microbiome?
The microbiome is the culture of microorgansims that live in the body. They live in all human tissues.
The average lifespan of a microbiome is only 20 minutes, and the food you eat impacts the make up of the microbiome.