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The Clean Gut Diet was developed by Dr. Alejandro Junger, who sought to reverse the effects of his own irritable bowel syndrome and depression. What he found in his research is that people are now eating food-like products versus real food. He surmised that by cleaning the gut of the body, the body can be cured of a number of illnesses, with natural weight loss occurring as a result.*
The Clean Gut Diet is a two-phase diet. The first phase lasts 21 days and is designed to be the cleansing part of the diet. Dieters have a liquid breakfast and then choose two meals from the book for lunch and dinner. These meals are more natural and contain low amounts of sugar, making it easier for the body to digest.* In the second phase, dieters are reintroduced to certain foods in moderation, and are said to then learn how to live a lifestyle that will allow them to keep a clean gut and be disease free.*
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Clean Gut Diet?
Because the Clean Gut Diet has dieters drastically reduce caloric intake by way of a partial liquid diet, there is almost no doubt that dieters will lose at least some weight in the first 21 days of the diet. However, this will be weight that is easily put back on if the dieter cannot maintain the specific diet plan that is called for once the initial cleansing phase is over
Is The Clean Gut Diet Easy To Follow?
The Clean Gut Diet will not be an easy diet to follow. Because the first 21 days call for very low-calorie lunches and dinners, and one meal that is liquid only, dieters can expect hunger to be a constant. However, giving in to such hunger would spell disaster for weight loss.
In addition, there is no guidance on exercise with the Clean Gut Diet, other than it is recommended. Therefore, those who are new to nutrition and fitness will likely have a hard time determining what types of exercise they should be doing to compliment the Clean Gut Diet.*
The Clean Gut Diet book retails for $27.99, but there are more costs that need to be considered. Many of the foods on the diet are specialty foods that will be far more costly than their regular grocery store counterparts. Additionally, there are a number of supplements that must be taken while on the Clean Gut Diet, which makes sense, as the diet will deprive the body of certain vitamins and nutrients. When combined with the fact that you will be on your own with exercise, the Clean Gut Diet is one that might not be the best for you.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.
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*Individual results will vary.