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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.

Related: 5 New Reasons to Eat Yogurt

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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