The Skinny Gut Diet
Among the ever-growing multitude of diet books that routinely pop up on store shelves, The Skinny Gut Diet by nutritionist Brenda Watson, CNC, is clearly different. The emphasis isn’t on simply helping you lose weight—it’s on balancing your gut bacteria for permanent weight loss. The author has specialized in digestive care and healthy detoxification for more than 20 years, and has written nine other books, including The Fiber35 Diet. Here, we asked Watson a few questions about her new book. What motivated you to write your latest book, The Skinny Gut Diet? I have been writing about the connection between gut balance and obesity (e.g., in books and on blogs) for a while now. After enough science had accumulated in support of this theory, I decided to test a diet focusing on gut health. So I put 10 people on a specific gut-balancing diet and also ordered stool tests to assess their gut balance. Their experiences were incredible, and being able to tell their before-and-after stories is one of the things that motivated me the most. What would you like people to know most about your new book? It’s important that people understand that they are not entirely to blame for their inability to lose weight and keep it off. When people realize that their gut bacteria balance is what really determines their weight loss ability, they stop feeling like a failure and start taking control of their health. What’s your advice for people who have tried every diet out there and might be apprehensive about starting yet another diet? The Skinny Gut Diet does more than help you lose weight—it changes your gut bacteria balance so that you can keep the weight off for good. By rebalancing your gut bacteria, you will finally store less fat, absorb fewer extra calories from food, and banish cravings—all because of your gut bacteria. You won’t find that in other diet books.