Most people don’t realize that one of the main causes of stubborn fat is intestinal permeability.
A healthy gut lining basically works as a barrier to keep large particles from leaving your digestive tract and entering the bloodstream.
When this lining becomes damaged (intestinal permeability), larger particles are able to leak into the digestive tract and pass into the bloodstream – which can result in digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalances, a weakened immune system and even autoimmune disease. This is why intestinal permeability is commonly know as Leaky Gut.
But how is this related to stubborn fat?
1. Increased inflammation.
It’s pretty simple – When you have increased inflammation, your body shifts it’s priority away from fat loss and focuses on trying to resolve systemic inflammation.
2. Increased cortisol levels.
With increased inflammation, you will also find higher cortisol levels. This stimulates specific stress responses within the body, essentially leading to storing more body fat and stubborn fat.
If this sounds like you, I highly recommend checking out “The Hormone Reboot – Digestive Healing” in the guide section of my website as the guide focuses primarily on healing Leaky Gut.