Bizarre Diets That Actually Worked
THE BACTERIA DIET
Here’s a plan that doesn’t restrict calories.
Instead, you consume more of the kinds of foods that fatten up the populations of healthy bacteria colonizing your digestive tract.
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Stella Metsovas, C.C.N., author of the 21-Day Digestive Health Detox, says that her clients who ate at least a half cup of probiotic-rich foods daily (such as yogurt or sauerkraut) lost an average of 21 pounds over 6 months—without cutting calories.
MAKE IT WORK
Bacteria play a significant role in regulating your metabolism and appetite, says Gerard E. Mullin, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins and author of The Inside Tract.
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