Food Intolerance – Why Are We Eliminating Certain Foods?
Do you have a favorite food that you HAVE to have or can’t stop eating? Do you feel tired, bloated, and drained ALL the time? These may be signs of a food addiction or food intolerance. And if you’re thinking, “Okay, so what’s the big deal,” then you should know it takes only ONE food to wreak havoc on your health and your ability to maintain a healthy weight, immunity, and more.
Many times, the foods we think we LOVE the most are actually the foods our bodies have a sensitivity to or intolerance to, keeping us from losing weight and making us feel tired and depressed.
When we eat a food we have an intolerance or sensitivity to, it causes an inflammatory reaction and floods our body with chemicals. And it’s the chemicals our body releases that we can become addicted to and could be keeping us from losing weight, causing us to be tired and starting a cascade of other symptoms. One reason is our immune system can attack the food much like it would attack a germ, taxing your whole body and draining your energy.
Food allergies and intolerances are much more common than most people realize.
Millions of adults and children suffer from allergic reactions to food and do not know it because the symptoms can be hard to diagnose. The reason a food intolerance is so difficult to identify is that there are so many different symptoms and the symptoms are different for everyone. Also, there is often a delayed reaction from eating the food, so you may eat wheat one day and feel fine, but then the next day you feel bloated and tired.
More common allergies are really more like food sensitivities and because the symptoms are bloating, poor digestion, headaches, lethargy, depression, and weight gain, most people don’t think they’re caused by the food they’ve been eating their entire lives. They just think, “There must be something wrong with me.” The most common foods people have a sensitivity, or intolerance to, are dairy, wheat/gluten, and soy. (Gluten is the portion of the wheat that causes the problems, and it also found in other gluten grains.) These are the foods that often end up being trigger foods for people, along with sugar.
When people don’t know that a food intolerance is the root cause of their health issue, they usually blame it on their slow metabolism or their bad genetics and they just live with it. Once you have eliminated these reactive foods from your life, you will be amazed at how quickly your energy and health will increase and, if needed, weight will effortlessly fall off. Your body will thank you for returning it to its natural state of radiant health.
Symptoms caused by food intolerances:
– Acne/skin breakouts
– Slow metabolism
– Weight gain
– Digestive issues
– Cravings for food
– Binge eating