Keeping the gut healthy is important for weight loss and weight maintenance because of its role in digestion, nutrient absorption and appetite regulation.
The typical Australian diet is low in fibre with a lack of fibre diversity. It is often rich in fat and protein, which in the context of fibre intake, impacts on the health of the large bowel through changes to the composition & metabolic activity of the gut microbiome (your gut bacteria).
People with a low diet quality who eat significantly less fibre are more likely to experience gut diseases and disorders. Due to the low fibre quantity and quality of the typical Australian Diet, gut diseases and disorders are prevalent in the Australian community with 50% of Australians reporting gut problems each year.
Gut Health Symptoms & Obesity
Overweight & obese people are more likely to experience gut health symptoms (heartburn, acid regurgitation, increased bloating, increased stool frequency, diarrhoea and upper abdominal pain) than people with a healthy BMI.
Following a healthy diet to lose weight (i.e. the Total Wellbeing Diet) may alleviate gastrointestinal problems, but preventing weight gain is equally important. Following the new Healthy Gut Program, which increases that quantity and quality of fibre, may further reduce unpleasant gut symptoms.
To register for the Healthy Gut Program, please click here.
If you are already a member, you can change to the Gut Health Menu Plan by clicking Settings > My Profile > Change your menu plan preferences > Gut Health > Save.
To complete our FREE Gut Health Check, please click here.
- The Healthy Gut program has been designed for the general population and may not be suitable for those with specific conditions. If you have pre-existing conditions, or for an accurate analysis of your gut health, please seek advice from a health professional.
- The Gut health program is currently only available to those registering for the Total Wellbeing Diet in Australia