#8: Make sure your gut is healthy.
Poorly functioning digestion is sure to inhibit fat loss by leading to an increase in cortisol and a decrease in overall neurotransmitter production. Plus, it makes you feel sluggish, lowering mood, motivation, and energy levels.
The two biggest culprits to look for in troubleshooting a bad gut are as follows:
- Poor bacteria—eat probiotic foods.
- Chronic inflammation in the gut—avoid foods that you’re sensitive to and get indigestible fiber from plants, NOT processed foods.