[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]They might feel like two separate parts of our body, but our gut and brain are literally directly linked together. It’s why we get butterflies in our tummy when we’re looking forward to (or dreading!) something; it’s why we eat more when we’re stressed and how eating foods we’re intolerant to can lead to behavioural issues.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In fact, the gut is known as the second brain. It is a giant ecosystem of millions of tiny microbes (known as the microbiome) which helps digest your food, regulate your hormones, excrete toxins and produce vitamins. A huge percentage of your immune system is within your gut too. In short, your gut is an important thing to look after – it is probably the gateway to health.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”20620″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By putting the right food into our tummies, our brain is able to work at its best. We’ll think faster which makes us feel more clever and able to make the right decision more quickly.
There is also a big link between what we eat and our emotions. Eating foods we’re intolerant to likely leads to a low mood, or even depression. Eating the right food makes us more likely to feel upbeat and happy.
Although your true quest might be to see the scales shift, or to be able to fit into those size 12 jeans again; in my experience, it’s often the case that understanding and feeling how different things affect your whole system make it easier to make the right choices.
Even just the knowledge that you’ll be more productive tomorrow if you eat well today could give you a drive to make the right choices for reasons other than seeing what you want to see on the scales.
If we can make the smaller jeans almost a side benefit to feeling good and making ourselves as healthy as possible, I believe it makes the whole journey feel easier and more productive.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Heather Smith is a fat loss specialist Personal Trainer. Get in touch for a free five-day meal plan via www.fitbiztraining.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]