The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life book was written by Travis Stork who is an M.D. As most diet books promise the new and latest research, so does this book with hopes that the potential customer will buy and read the material. The research this book poses is in regard to gut health and a diverse gut microbiome. It is to help nurture your natural gut health all while aiding to weight loss specifically in the belly region. Sure, weight loss is one of the large goals in this book but gut health is almost equally important too. The cost is right under $20.00 which makes it affordable for almost anyone!
How Does The “Lose Your Belly Diet Book” Work?
First of all, who is author Travis Stork? He is best known as the host on the show “The Doctors” and is an emergency physician by trade. The book talks a lot about making sure you nourish your body with the proper foods that help support a healthy gut. Gut microbes play a huge role in health, and overall wellness. It does not come as a surprise that this becomes the focal point of the book.
Simple Rules and Tid Bits from the Book
Eat high fiber fruits, grains, and vegetables for optimal digestion. Drink a lot of water. Buy organic if possible in your budget. Educate yourself on probiotics and why they are not always necessary.
The book also comes with a variety of different recipes and meal plans to get you started on the right foot. This is in addition to the different advice, and research Dr. Stork talks about in the book to better educate the reader on how they want to approach their own diet program.
Pros and Cons of The Lose Your Belly Diet Book
It seems like a simple book, but when you dive into the details it might not be simple after all. There are many food restrictions that the author talks about if you want to attain a healthier gut. Meat is a large restriction, so the diet is focused heavily on the vegan side of things. Eating vegetables is always a good idea but I am not sure how realistic this is for everyone involved. Another con lies in the fact that the book can really be summed up in the first couple of pages. The rest of the information has been said to be repetitive and somewhat boring for those looking to change their eating habits.
A pro is the cost of the book, and some of the information that can help a person become healthier. Because it is not too expensive, it is nice to get some advice about how to clean up your gut all while losing a few pounds. Is this doable for everyone? No, it isn’t especially if you are going to be cooking for more than just yourself. Last con is the foods Dr. Stork recommends are not easy to find in the grocery store. When this is the case, the likelihood of tracking down these hard to find items becomes less and less realistic for those who are busy.
The Bottom Line: There are more cons than pros when you look into the actual details of following this diet book.
Cheap, yes. But this book is not exactly glamorous for some folks looking for a gentle way to lose weight. Eating vegetables, fruits, and grains for a majority of your calories is going to be tough to follow day in and day out. I do appreciate the research Dr. Stork has put into the details of the book, as it gives the reader an entirely new perspective on how to think about gut health and whether you actually need probiotics. It is not the worst diet book on the market, but it is also not the simplest in regards to the foods you are going to be eating. With specialty foods comes high prices, which many people did not appreciate. Lastly, the “Little Buddies” Dr. Stork refers to over and over will be enough to leave your head spinning. Thanks, but I will pass this time.