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How to Lose Weight Effectively and Efficiently Through Probiotics

Updated on July 17, 2014
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There Is Excess Sugar in Our Foods

More than half of our citizens are overweight in the United States, and it is time to question this fact. I cannot believe that they have done this willingly, so I must look at what the USDA and other government agencies are condoning.

My suspicions were aroused a couple of years ago when I consistently began looking at packaging, and saw the high instance of added sugar. Why do we need sugar added in our diets? Don’t we get enough through dessert and soda? Why is it added to our peanut butter and breakfast cereals? Do you see my point? Look at the overweight children in our society, and you’ll see their favorite foods are the culprits, which many parents are feeding them, not knowing that it is making our children heavier and more prone to diabetes.

Sugar in any form is not really healthy
Sugar in any form is not really healthy | Source

Food Additives Are Big Business

As the sugar increases in our lives, so does our weight. Sugars promulgate yeast via our stomach acids. The more sugar that we eat and combine it with flour, the more instances there are of gluten intolerance. The simple equation for this is sugar plus flour equals yeast, and flour equals wheat. So wheat and yeast equals a deadly duo for many people, who then become allergic to it, due to its constant presence in the simplest of foods. More is never better, for an overabundance creates a problem for tolerance. Sugar and flour creates weight gain, which creates craving these basic items. And I haven’t even begun on fried foods!

Sugar and pasta are big business. They cost very little to make, and for the people in those huge conglomerations, we are looking at a simple moneymaker. The same holds true in the liquor business, the huge presence of sugar. Again, more sugar makes you crave it, and sadly the government allows it to happen.

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You Are What You Eat

When we eat a balanced diet, our stomach and intestinal bacteria are in synchronization, a harmony. We have energy, stamina, and we feel good. Our minds are healthy, we think well and react quickly to constant stimulus. Remember how you felt when you were growing up? What happened?

Added sugars created an imbalance in our bodies. We don’t want to get up, we don’t feel well, and our bodies are rebelling against us. As the scales tip in a direction that we don’t want them to go, we try harder and harder to lose weight, and then we find that we gain it back and THEN SOME!

Balancing Gut Bacteria
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What is Happening to Me?

What is wrong with us? Why is this happening to the good people that try so hard to keep themselves healthy and well? It is the stomach acids, enzymes, intestinal and gut bacteria telling your body to have SUGAR. Or have that fried food that you love so much because it tastes so good and that is a comfort food to many.

How do we get away from this? We have to clean up our habits, which means that we must retrain our gut bacteria to go back to the ways that keep it normal. We don’t need all the diet pills, liposuction, and al the other fad diets that we are told that we must spend money to have to make us healthy and happy again.

There is a correlation on weight gain and diabetes
There is a correlation on weight gain and diabetes | Source

Probiotics Vs. Weight

Ever hear of probiotics? These are actually natural cultures in probiotic yogurt that you have probably heard about but were afraid to try because you didn’t know what it was. Provided that you don’t have issues with lactose intolerance, I prefer unflavored probiotic yogurt, as I get my calcium, and live and active cultures that help to return the bacteria in my gut to a normal state so that I don’t crave sugars and fats through cooking oils. Believe me, my friends will tell you how much I craved sugar and would eat it constantly in whatever form I could get it.

Since I no longer crave sugar and fried foods, I have lost excess weight, I feel great, I sleep well, and my brain is operating at peak efficiency. However, before you embark on a diet program, go to your doctor and make certain that your body can stand an exercise regimen, too. You’ll still have to exercise in order to tighten yourself up as you begin to lose weight from the sugars, pasta, bread, and so on that your body no longer craves.

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Natural Foods Don't Mix with GMOs

I’m not saying that this will definitely work for everyone due to some illnesses that people might have, but it sure has worked for me and a test group that I oversaw. What I’m saying, is that there are alternatives to diet pills and surgery. Give it a try and see if probiotic yogurt in the natural food section works for you. Eat healthy food, take your vitamins, and say ‘no’ to GMO food. Natural food is a lot less expensive than it was ten years ago, and it is all a matter of supply and demand. If you make natural food for a handful of people, it costs more. It costs considerably less if a large amount of people eat it.

Right now, our government doesn’t feel that it is necessary to include the fact that GMOs are used in manufacturing products. Why do you think that could be? What do you think GMO foods are hiding? Maybe you should direct your questions to Monsanto, who made Agent Orange during the Viet Nam War. Our boys in the war handled it barehanded and were told that it wouldn’t hurt them. Many of those veterans had trouble conceiving. The Vietnamese are still trying to get it out of their bodies. There were too many children born with birth defects during that era. Don’t take that chance. Let’s all say ‘no’ to GMO.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Besarien, the FDA doesn't do much for us any more. After all, the government is catering to big business like, like Down, Monsanto, and the like. It was finally admitted that the glyphosphates are cancer causing, but as a chemist, I know the evils of that, and have been saying it for years. People believe what they want to hear, as I have been a laughing stock when I first talk about these things. Who do you suppose they look for later for advice?

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      When the World Health Organization recommended a couple years back that sugar not exceed 10% of daily nutrition big sugar went nutty. Lobbyist were crawling like ants. Then the WHO reconsidered and decided that 10% was probably way too high and recommended no more than 5% of the daily diet should be sugar. I wish our government had the guts to do stuff like that. I totally agree with you that obesity as well as the rise in diabetes is a result of hidden sugar and declining nutritional value of GMO. It is hard to find regular grocery store brands that aren't laden with sugar whether meats, bread, salad dressing, cereal, or soup. I like to sugar and salt (or not) my own food so I buy very little processed stuff. I try to avoid GMO Frankenfoods like the plague but that is a real feat. I am pretty sure my grocery store would self me that and call it organic. I do grow heirloom veggies in my garden. I know it isn't covered in poison and nothing I buy tastes better.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are so welcome, ChitrangadaSharan!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, ChitrangadaSharan! I don't know why, but this comment was buried in the spam folder.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Rehan, which is why I'm going organic without added sugar and salt.

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      Rehan Ahmad 2 years ago from United States

      I'm firm believer that everyone should keep watch on himself what he is eating and how much. No one knows better about your body more than you do. this article give an insight of what our food contains and also gives a sign that some should be more conscious about the food and drinks taken on daily basis.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Meldz, the natural probiotics are remarkable, and once you get your system clear, it is smooth sailing.

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Great hub. I have heard of probiotics and did not really understand. Thank you for the useful information. :-)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for sharing, Pamela. We really ARE what we eat, and it sure makes a difference on what put weight on us and what doesn't. I finally hit upon the secret when I went to probiotics. Energy was never a problem with me before, and since I have been cutting sugar in half in recipes, it has made a major difference. If one MUST eat sugar, honey is best, as it is most digestible. I will take a look at Fed Up.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 2 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Probiotics, rah, rah, rah! Good stuff. And on the sugar subject, there has been a movie made recently. Actually, it's a documentary but it was playing at the movie theaters in Canada. Yes, I've just googled to find the name of it. It is titled Fed Up. As you have said, sugar is needlessly in everything these days -- and it's all about money. I noticed while looking up this documentary, we can even watch it online for free. I think I will do so tonight.

      Thanks for a great hub. Voting up, useful, awesome and Sharing.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Vellur. Processed foods are some of the worst things out there that we can get our hands on. The sad this is, it is so affordable for the poor, so they are trapped in many ways. It is up to the government to provide us with the truth, but they don't do that. That is why we must speak up for the others that are having it hard.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Useful and informative hub. Health is wealth, I try to eat as healthy as possible and avoid junk food.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful information about how to loose weight through Probiotics. I have heard of them but now I will try them seriously. I do take care of my diet and avoid everything which adds to the weight. And I do exercise regularly.

      Thanks for sharing this important information!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Nell! Sugar is the boon of us al, isn't it, Nell? Some say that its effects are worse than drugs, and it is a tough fight for many.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, its awful isn't it? I keep trying to drop the sugar, but it ends up back in my tea as usual, I think with me its because the alternatives such as sweetener are so horrible, I do need to lose a few pounds, but I walk every day for hours, and go swimming too, nell

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, manatita. Chronic fatigue is a tough one, which I believe is really in the same ballpark as chronic myofacial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Added stress for decades can bring these illnesses on, too.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I agree, Deb,

      But the required discipline is no joke. I visited Prague not so long away, and my friend noticed that people were not rushing at all. In the UK we are rushing all the time.

      I ran many marathons and ultra-marathons, including NY. I trained for three years to swim the English Channel. The cold got me but I'm not bad in size now. Just don't run anymore. Chronic fatigue. I agree with all you say.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, manatita! It really isn't hard to figure out the sugar/all out weight gain propaganda and how and why we get hooked on it. The better that we eat, the healthier that we will be.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, teaches. There will be some people that this won't work for, due to the fact that they have natural problems regulating their sugar, diabetics, etc. However, this should work for most people.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Frightening Deb, isn't it? Why is it happening? God knows that I don't know (smile). One has to appreciate that life today is so radically different from 25 years ago or even less.

      There is a huge drive here in England to stamp it out and America is perhaps even more advanced. But it's not working as yet as is evidenced by the people high-lighted in the documentaries. Cost the health service a small fortune!

      Keep taking the probiotics, and keep writing your articles. We need them. Much peace this Sunday.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I take a natural veggie probiotic each day and it helps regulate blood sugar well. I am an total agreement with using natural foods and less GMO processed foods. Voted up and sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful and valuable information provided by you regarding the Probiotics!

      Its good to hear that it is effective in loosing weight and you have benefited by its use.

      Thanks and voted up!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, ARUN. It really is so easy for people to get sucked into the sugar/fried food melodrama, then they are trapped.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 2 years ago from KOLKATA

      I was sugar crazy in childhood days but now I no longer crave for sugar or fried food and instead do lot of walking and exercise that keep me in good shape. Thank you for your sharing good ideas.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      So true, Billy! Many of us got caught up in the sugar craze. Now I don't care about it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting. I've never heard of probiotics, but I've certainly heard of GMOs and food additives, and I try to avoid those at all costs...as well as sugar...and I exercise regularly, and I'm the same weight I was twenty years ago...life is good when you are good with your life.

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