I hear from so many people who have successfully dropped weight thanks to living life as a Brain Warrior*. Congratulations! I also get a lot of questions about how to get to your final healthy weight. Whether you have 5, 10, or 20 pounds to go, here are three tips to help you lose those last few stubborn pounds.
1. Support your gut
When you want to ramp up
your body’s ability to reach your goal weight, I would encourage you to be more
intentional about supporting your gut health. Increase probiotic
foods like sauerkraut, kefir, or yogurt (plant-based preferably) and consider
taking a multi-strain probiotic supplement. In addition, boost the amount
of prebiotic fibers in your daily diet. Prebiotic foods that
are high in fiber—think asparagus, oats, and Jerusalem artichoke—fuel the good
bacteria in your gut. Having more friendly bacteria in your gastrointestinal
system can help you feel full, reduces inflammation, and improves the synthesis
of neurotransmitters—all of which can promote weight loss.
2. Avoid environmental
Sometimes, what’s causing
your body to hang on to those last extra pounds is exposure to environmental
toxins, such as pesticides, plastic food containers, chemicals in your personal
care products. Toxins in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products
we put on our skin can interfere with optimal metabolic processes and also with
the health of your gut. They are so
detrimental to your system, they are also called “diabesogens” and “obesogens”
because they can make you diabetic and obese. To minimize your exposure
to toxins, you need to adopt a Warrior mentality and do the following:
3. Move more.
One way to rev up your
metabolism to reach your goal is to move more throughout the day. Even if you
are already fairly active, remember to incorporate the little things—taking the
stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk on your work break, and
getting out of your chair every hour to get the blood flowing. The more active you
can be, even in small ways, can add up to a huge benefit for reaching your ideal
I’d love to hear how you managed to lose those last few pounds. Share your story on my Facebook page so other Warriors can learn from your success. And if you want help for the bacteria in your gastrointestinal system, ProBrainBiotics offer advanced support for gut and brain health. You can get 21% off your order when you use the promo code TANA21 at checkout.