Overweight and Allergic?
Quote of the month:
“Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
couldn’t resist this one either…
“If diets worked, there would only be one!” – me
According to Dr John Mansfield, a pioneer in the field of allergy and nutrition, food sensitivities are ‘by far the commonest single cause of weight gain,’ rather than too many calories or a lack of exercise.
Let’s find out why by asking yourself the following questions:
- Do you ever have cravings? Are you craving something sweet after a meal? For example, if the level of sugar in your blood drops after eating, you may be having an allergic reaction to one of the items in your ‘meal’.
- Are there foods that you eat often – more than three times a week? The foods we eat most often are often those we’re allergic to!
- Do you feel better after eating certain foods or do some of your symptoms disappear after eating?
- Do you find yourself unable to stop eating (kind of like an unsatiable hunger)?
- Do you have any withdrawal symptoms when you don’t eat or drink something? Coffee is always a great example, back more than 15 years ago, I used to have coffee daily at work. On weekends I would have none. Every Sunday I would have a bad headache. Eventually, I made the connection! In this example, the solution is NOT to keep drinking coffee!
- Do you suffer from any of the following: gas, bloating, fatigue, acne, moodiness, inability to concentrate, joint pain, fluid retention, diarrhea, cramping, inflammation (may be hidden), headaches, sinus congestion, constipation (1 bowel movement or less daily)?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then food sensitivities are definitely a factor. The next step is whether you’re ready willing and able to do something about it?
Here’s what you can do to start:
- Find out what foods you’re sensitive to.
- Avoid those foods for 30 days. If you eliminate from your diet the foods you’re allergic to, you could lose 10lbs or more without making any other dietary changes!
- Heal your gut! A good way to start is by taking good probiotics – not a little, but billions daily, you can’t overdose. There are other things you can do to help speed things up as well…
- Slowly reintroduce one food and pay attention to any changes in yourself over a four day period – it could be something subtle!
Did You Know?
- The top allergens include wheat, corn, soy and milk – and guess what…it’s what we eat the most!
- According to Dr Oz and Dr Mark Hyman, you can gain up to 30 pounds a year due to an unknown dairy allergy
- Your body will often store what it’s allergic to in your cells
- Your heart rate can increase 10-15 minutes after eating something you’re sensitive to
- 95% of the foods we’re allergic to are ‘delayed onset’ – these symptoms can happen up to 3 days after exposure; many doctors and people aren’t aware of this
Important Upcoming Events
- We’re starting a 4 week weight loss program beginning April. This is limited to 15 people and the first 10 registered will get FREE food allergy testing. For those who complete the full 30 days you also will get another special gift…but we’re not going to say what it is yet…The cost per person is just $99 (excluding supplements). Just call us at 905-825-3528 to register or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 6th 11am – We’ll be speaking at the Clarity Centre in Oakville.
- March 23 – Burlington Wellness Community, $20 – includes FREE catered lunch, guest speaker, and the ability to sample the services of over 30 wellness practitioners!!! We have tickets on hand for you!!
- Bi-weekly – Business Referral Lunch 11:45am until 1pm Golden Griddle @ Walkers and Harvester; check www.businessreferrallunch.com for the next meeting date.
By No Allergies Please