Now that you're into Level 2, you've probably noticed some major differences between Betr and "diet" programs.

We don't weigh food here, there are no counting calories.

Ultimately, once you've reset your microbiome in Level 1 and identified your "trigger foods" in Level 2, there's NOTHING off limits!

Betrhelps you rediscover the power of healthy food.

Once we get rid of the "static" of inflammation, digestive upset, and chronic disease, we can learn to listen to our body and feed it in a healthy way, without depriving it.

Your body knows what it needs to feel full and satisfied!

Listening in Level 2

Level 2 is building on the concepts you've learned in Level 1, concepts like:

  • Your body knows what it needs when it needs it

  • Your body knows when it's full

  • Food isn’t “good” or “bad.”

  • Focus on how you feel, not how you look

You recognize when your body is hungry and when it's full.

You become aware of the foods and ingredients that do not provide you satisfaction and energy and may even cause unwanted side effects!

Intuitive Eating: It works!

Much of what you practice in Level 1 and Level 2 is the concept of "intuitive eating."

Intuitive eating is the answer to years of starving, depriving, and striving towards "diet" culture. It rejects calorie counting and measuring health purely by weight loss.

Intuitive eating and Betr both hold to the idea that it's not how you look or what you way, but how you feel that matters.

When you look at the science behind intuitive eating, there’s no question that it’s a more effective way to maintain health than dieting.

A 2014 review of individuals who practiced intuitive eating found that intuitive eating had several benefits, especially over following diets or “restrictive eating” programs.

  • Improved cardiovascular health: Not all of the reviewed studies looked at cardiovascular measures. But, the ones that did found that intuitive eaters experienced lowered blood pressure, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol.

  • Increased physical activity: Intuitive eaters engaged in more physical activity. The study's authors guessed this might be because of intuitive eating’s focus on exercise for health and enjoyment vs. the diet and weight loss philosophy of calorie burn.

  • Improved psychological health: This is a BIG ONE! Intuitive eaters had healthier psychological attitudes around food and eating, better self-image and self-esteem, more self-acceptance, and lower anxiety and depression.

  • Long-term sustainability: This is just the icing on the cake. At one year, 92% of intuitive eaters showed all of the above benefits, including weight-loss maintenance. How does this stack up to traditional dieters? One study puts the number of dieters who gain back their weight (and more) at around two-thirds of dieters.

The science behind intuitive eating doesn’t leave much room for argument. Learning how to eat healthy by listening to your body is better for you in virtually every way!

Eating Betr

At this point, you might be asking "if I'm supposed to be eating intuitively, why do I have these Level 1 and Level 2 food lists?"

It's because we need to heal our gut before we can hear our body through all the noise of doubt, inflammation, and stress.

This stress disrupts your gut microbiome and puts your body in a constant state of doubt and inflammation. This emotional and physical stress leads to physiological cravings. Your body is essentially in a state of panic and thinks it needs high-calorie, high-fat, high-salt foods for fuel.

The Level 1 Foods heal your gut microbiome. A healthy gut microbiome sends you appropriate signals when you're hungry or full. It also lets you know when a food doesn't serve your feelings of health, energy, and happiness.

The ultimate goal of the Betr Health Program is to get you to a state where you know in your heart, mind, and body what foods fuel you to feel great.

We give you the tools to reset and recharge so that you can eat ANY food that you want without having to engage in the shame, doubt, and stress of eating “bad” food.

You can find the balance of objectively nourishing foods and enjoyable treats that eeps YOU happy and healthy.

That’s why Betr isn’t a diet. It's a healing protocol that will reset your gut microbiome and allow you to enjoy food your way!

If you want to take a deeper dive into the concept of "intuitive eating;" read our article Mindful Munching in our Digestible Science space.

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