The G Plan Diet breaks all the ‘healthy eating’ rules…
With gut health being thrust full-throttle into the mainstream, is it time to evaulate how we eat? It appears 3 square meals are out. Eating more is the way forward in the G Plan.
Last week’s BBC2 programme Trust Me, I’m A Doctor confirmed the microbiome as 2017’s hottest health topic. Dr Michael Mosley and his team of medics discovered that homemade, traditional fermented foods and drinks contain a far wider array of beneficial bacteria than their commercial counterparts – and advised anyone wanting to improve their gut health to get their fill. And you’ll find plenty of fermented, pre- and probiotic foods in The G Plan Diet, the first book to offer a practical guide to making the most of all this exciting new research. Amanda & Hannah’s revolutionary diet book for gut-healthy weight loss helps to steer the public away from unhealthy misconceptions, with its refreshingly healthy approach. For example, did you know:
A banana a day can keep the doctor away
‘Poor bananas. Their cards are marked by so many diets and so-called healthy eating plans. Not this one, because we know what prebiotic-packed powerhouses they really are. Prebiotics are a form of indigestible fibre, found in some fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, that act like fertilizer for the beneficial bacteria in your large intestine. These fibre-rich fruits also top up your potassium levels, making them the perfect pre- or post-exercise snack. On the G Plan you start your day with a banana-based smoothie to give your good gut bacteria a hearty breakfast, too.’
The key to weight loss is eating more, not less
‘Breaking free from the monotony of the ‘same old, same old’ diet is the fundamental principle of the G Plan. It’s a diet of abundance, not restriction. Why? Because the Western diet, based as it often is around processed, convenience food and drinks, tends to be limited. Surveys have shown many of us eat as few as six or seven meals on rotation. It’s an easy trap to fall into when life’s busy and stressful. But research shows dieters who eat a greater variety of healthy foods are more likely to lose weight and fat long term and less likely to develop metabolic syndrome (associated with type 2 diabetes and heart disease). And a more diverse diet means a more diverse microbiome. So choose a rainbow of fruit and veg, eat seasonally, enjoy new foods and flavours and a more exciting, varied, natural diet. Get out of that food rut and your waistline will thank you.
The hipsters have got it right
‘Pop into any café in trendy East London these days and you’ll find foods like pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi and miso, as well as drinks like kombucha and kefir. What links these fashionable, functional foods? They’re all fermented. And their popularity is spreading to healthfood shops and supermarkets throughout the UK as the gut-health goal goes mainstream. The process of fermentation produces lactic acid, which encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Fermented fare can have an acquired taste but it’s a surefire way to help your microbiome flourish.’
ABOUT THE BOOK
The G Plan Diet reveals why stubborn fat, lethargy, dodgy digestion, poor skin and more may result from an unbalanced gut…and how re-nourishing the gut with the right foods could finally solve those frustrations, for good. The 21-day plan makes it simple and easy. Over three weeks, the plan gives your digestion a rest and then gradually builds up your gut health while following a delicious meal plan. People who have followed this diet typically lose half a stone or more in the 21 days, and often continue to lose weight, while raving about increased energy, better mood and, most importantly, not feeling hungry at all. The G Plan Diet also can be downloaded on the App Store.