By Theresa Harding
I never knew that something as simple as knowing that my “go-to” foods were causing me the extra weight gain over the past 3 years. I was doing every healthy thing I knew to do. All accept researching the possible reasons for my weight gain. After doing some extra “digging”, I found some other possible reasons for my weight gain that I had not considered before, and I was able to prove that food sensitivities were the problem. I did experience inflammation with some body aches in my knees as well and had a hard time eliminating the pain. So I started taking an Omega 3 supplement for inflammation. The pain lessened but did not completely go away until I discovered I had issues with some food sensitivities.
Food allergies in children are rather intense and easy to detect. The case is different in adults because the presentation of food sensitivity symptoms comes in the form of mild allergies and sensitivities. Your body begins to reject such foods as corn, wheat, eggs or even milk. In fact, it has been proven that once you cut the potentially problematic foods, you will deal with other challenges like low mood and headaches.
In your attempt to cut weight, you probably have tried low GI, low carb, low fats, etc. and failed. According to experts, the problem lies in food sensitivity. Sensitivities have been proven to contribute to weight gain, even added calories in your food, and failure to exercise. The challenge with identifying food sensitivity symptoms is, because one ends up with a headache or fatigue that is not associated with diet. It takes a specialist to pinpoint the problem.
The fact that many people are exposed to foods they are allergic to, may escape their attention because the reaction is mild. Some consume the food over breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. Over the years, vague food sensitivity symptoms of fatigue, constipation, unexplained weight gain and bloating continue undetected. The problem escalates by taking a toll on the immune system. With an overworked system, the problem spills over to such conditions as arthritis, irritable bowel, and weight gain, among others.
As it has been noted, with multiple food sensitivities, most people are allergic to the prohibited foods. These foods are known to give the ‘feel good’ effect. However, this effect does not last long, leading to an insatiable craving. When serotonin is released, you become an eater who must eat for comfort. With allergic reactions that lead to inflammation, cytokines lead to a reduction in serotonin which ends up complicating weight gain and loss of balance.
The anti-inflammation hormone called cortisol is also responsible for the uncontrolled weight loss. It is produced by the body to control inflammation. Unfortunately, it works by raising your blood sugar levels. With inflammation caused by allergies, your blood sugar goes up, leading to excess production of insulin. Eventually, diabetes spikes out of control. Cortisol is also blamed for causing accumulation of fat around your midsection. You end up with an apple-shaped body.
It has been proven that allergic reactions to foods cause nutrient deficiencies because of the inflamed guts alongside an immune system that is overworked. Beneficial bacteria may also be lacking in the gut, leading to nutritional complications. To fight the allergy, the body may result to using a lot of nutrients. Nutrients are thus not available to the body and thus it does not operate efficiently.
The solution is to use elimination of food method, to capture the delayed food allergies and multiple food sensitivities. This helps you identify the foods that have been affecting your body. Once you have eliminated the problematic foods, you can expect quick weight loss that may be visible within seven days. You may need a specialist’s guidance to be certain that the identified foods are responsible for the unending weight gain problem. For me, I learned that by eliminating grains from my diet during a Diet Detox, I could actually pinpoint the foods I no longer needed in my diet. I’d noticed that when I added those “bad” foods back into my diet, the weight gain returned. Those foods were causing me the weight gain and inflammation.
Have you Considered Food Sensitivities for Your Weight Loss Efforts?
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Healthy Living isn't difficult. It requires an ongoing lifestyle change with patience and an open mind. I teach this mindset all the time. After 11 years of transitioning from an unhealthy lifestyle to a pain-free one, I think it's important to share my knowledge and research with those who are ready to make that shift in their health and wellness.