Food Intolerance and Weight Gain

Most of us wanted to be lean, but sometimes we won’t be able to lose weight even after following a healthy diet. What if the foods we consider to be healthy is the reason why you are gaining weight instead of losing it?, defeating the purpose of your endeavor?.

Shocking?, that’s true, you won’t lose weight if you are eating foods that your body can’t tolerate. The secret to weight loss is not in protein, fat or calories, but in dodging food intolerance.

First let us take a look at the six simple reasons why you are not losing weight.

  • You aren’t eating enough.
  • You’re eating too much, even if it’s healthy food.
  • You’re stressed.
  • You’re working out too much.
  • You’re not sleeping enough.
  • You are eating foods your body can’t handle( Food intolerance )

Symptoms of Food Intolerance

Symptoms of Food intolerance widely vary from person to person, but the common symptoms include indigestion, bloating, gas, fatigue, mental fog, irritability and weight gain. Food intolerance will make you feel lousy and you will look older than your actual age, and end up gaining weight.

Food Intolerance and Weight Gain

Weight gain, fatigue and bloating are the signals to remind you that you are eating foods that your body can’t tolerate. Sometimes the stress you experience may even be the sugar in your diet or artificial sweeteners and processed foods.

Though weight gain is linked to soy, corn and gluten intolerance, sometimes it may even be your nonfat yogurt, eggs and whole grains, if you can’t lose weight even after lot of efforts like longer workouts and intermittent fasting, the most likely scenario is, you are eating intolerant foods.

Food allergy vs intolerance

allergy or intolerance

Though food allergy and intolerance are closely related they are not the same. Food allergy is mostly immune system’s response to an allergen or over reaction to harmless food protein. While food intolerance results in tiredness, mental fog, weight gain, resistance to weight loss and premature aging.

Also remember, foods that you were able to tolerate years ago may be the root cause of health problems at present, and food intolerance is not a fixed condition like food allergy.

Food allergies trigger an immediate reaction, like peanut allergy, one bite and throat closes up and you can hardly breathe, food intolerance will show a slow response, sometimes days, the bowl of nonfat yogurt you had today will pop up an acne 3 days later, and you won’t even make the connection.

Foods responsible for intolerance

Soy, Milk, Corn, Eggs, Peanuts, Wheat, Fish, Shellfish, Sugar and Artificial sweeteners.

Foods responsible for food intolerance

Benefits of avoiding foods highly intolerant to your body.

  • Boost up your energy levels. You will feel energetic, calm and satisfied.
  • You will reverse your weight gain
  • You will lose that extra weight rapidly and look younger.
  • You will be free from indigestion and bloating
  • You will be free from depression, anxiety and able to concentrate and focus more.
  • You will be free from muscle aches and joint pains.

Food intolerance also leads to inflammation, which is the major reason behind weight gain and resistance to weight loss. Though inflammation is a necessary immune response to help you heal when your body is infected.

Food intolerance leads to negative effects, intolerant foods triggers an immune reaction, your digestive tract becomes inflamed and you will be at the risk of weight gain and obesity.

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  • Is food intolerance sometimes caused by frequent consumption of a certain food item? In that case, Could avoidance of that item for a certain length of time cure the intolerance? Suppose, high frequency of meat consumption may create meat-intolerance in one’s body: one can then take a break for a month and then again consume meat without intolerance. Is that possible?

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