Do you need to gain weight but struggle with leaky gut?
This is the story of how I have gained 30 precious pounds on a journey to fix my gut.
I’m tired of hearing people tell me to eat a box of doughnuts, or how I need to smash a hamburger. That doesn’t help, you sound ignorant, please be quiet.
I know, I know it seems like the whole world wants to lose weight. Everywhere I turn it’s a weight loss shake or challenge. What’s a person to do when they need to gain weight in a world of people trying to lose it?
My weight dropped to a scary 90lbs last summer. When you can’t absorb your food it not only affects the way you look but the way you think. Your brain needs neurotransmitters to function and they rely on nutrients from your food. I found myself in a swirl of panic attacks, mood swings, no appetite, and depression.
After extensive research and no help from the doctors, I decided to take matters into my own hands. (It’s best to work alongside your doctor) I started eating low fodmap.
Gain Weight with Leaky Gut
I ran across the Digestive Restoration Program by Dr. Jockers that focuses on restoring the gut so you can absorb your food and gain control of your mental health.
It focuses on the bacteria and fungus in the gut and how they are affecting your mental health.
Oil of oregano is pretty strong stuff but I took several, several times a day. I rotated that weekly with olive leaf, taking turns every week.
One week of olive leaf, one week of oil of oregano.
My goal….get my body back.
I was losing weight fast and didn’t have a way out. You have to fix your leaky gut if you want to gain weight back!
I’m up 30 lbs now! I never dreamed I would actually gain 30lbs.
Not only did I start to gain weight but my toenail fungus disappeared, my acne disappeared and I could think complete thoughts and remember way more things than normal.
My brain fog disappeared.
The weight didn’t come on all at once. It takes more time to gain weight than it does to lose it. You need to be patient with the process. Choosing healthy foods with high calories and being consistent in killing off those fungus buggers.
I currently don’t eat high histamine foods such as aged items, vinegar, and leftovers.
I eat high-calorie fresh meats, vegetables, and fruits. Once a while, I do have gluten-free bread a few times a week and some jasmine rice and quinoa. Those are all the grains I eat.
Related post: Simple Low Carb Gut Health Meal Plan
I don’t believe every case of someone needing to gain weight is cut and dry. Obviously, anyone dropping weight should see a doctor. All my tests from the doctor came back fine despite my losing weight.
How well are you absorbing your food?
Candida, SIBO and other gut infections can steal your nutrients and block your ability to absorb food.
I’m grateful for the 30lbs I have gained and will continue to eat healthy foods and respect my body.
Until we learn to love ourselves it’s impossible to thrive and restore our bodies.
If you feel bogged down, stuck in survival mode, or you just can’t access your full potential… Or if you experience debilitating fatigue, constipation, diarrhea…
If you suffer from brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, or depression the Digestive Restoration Program is for you!
I found Dr. Jockers program to be so helpful in gaining control over not only my gut health but my mental health as well.
You have the rest of your life ahead of you. Take a small section of that time and restore your gut so you can enjoy living again.
Take time to journal what you’re eating. Learn to listen to your body. When you are feeling like you have made progress in killing off bad bacteria and fungus, it’s good to add in probiotics.
I’m so thankful for my new 30lbs I carry around. They are precious and if I can restore my body so can you.