Food intolerances...what are they?

May 16, 2017

 

 

The best nutrition plan in the world...

 

Does not exist.

 

Time and time again I see health experts preach certain nutrition programs claiming that, “this is the one you’ve been looking for” when this couldn’t be further than the truth for multiple reasons.

 

Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian, South Beach…..they all have their place in someone’s life.

 

There are certain foods I will always advise women to avoid like wheat, soy, and dairy because it can also harm your hormones.

 

But whether or not you should eat meat, high fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, is based on your DNA.

 

There’s a concept called Bioidividuality which literally means: One person’s food can be another person’s poison.

 

Meaning…

 

That “perfect” diet that worked for Sally Hanson does not mean it will work for you.

 

This can be learned the hard way by an unexpected diagnisis, or the easier way by listening to your body.

 

I have been very open that I follow a strict Paleo diet, but it wasn’t always that way.

 

I’ve followed the advice of trainers who put me on very high carb, high protein, and almost non-existent fat programs which made me MISERABLE.

 

I lost weight, but that’s because my insides were slowly getting beaten down by inflammation.

 

When you’re inflamed, your body has no other choice but to get everything that isn’t wanted out, aka: digestive issues like IBS, Crohns, gas, bloating and leaky gut, which can ultimately lead to an autoimmune disease.

 

I hope this scares you so you realize you need to take evaluation of your current nutrition program and ask yourself how it REALLY makes you feel, and if it is really worth distruction to your insides.

 

Some symptoms of food intollerances are:

  • Weight gain

  • Foggy brain

  • Fatigue

  • Vertigo (dizziness)

  • Diarrhea

  • Gas

  • Bloating/swelling in the abdomen

  • Abdominal pain/cramping

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Acne

  • Hormonal issues: this one is huge because this was a large reason of why I developed the issues I did, and it was the last reason I would have guessed.

 

Anything you eat is either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory.

 

Food is information, period. It tells your body what to do, including the storage of fat.

 

The most common foods that cause intollerances and allergies are:

  • Milk

  • Eggs

  • Soy

  • Wheat

  • Grains

  • Nightshades

  • Artificial sweeteners

  • Sulfates (wine, fermented foods)

 

This week I challenge you to keep a food diary and track how you feel a couple of hours after every meal.

 

All food should fuel you and make you feel GREAT!

 

If it’s anything less, it’s actually a poison to your body…..even if it’s a deemed “heathy food.”

 

I’m intolerant to grains, which at the time of diagnosis seemed to be the end of the world.

 

Sayonara, Sushi.

 

But over the years after feeling my absolute best, I’ve realized I don’t need it.

 

It’s time to get really honest with yourself so you can live the highest quality of life.

 

Each one of us are in charge of the way we feel, food does not control us, we control our food.

 

If some of you feel like you may be experiencing a true food intolerance, remove it from your diet for a full month.

 

Add it back in and see if you’re triggered by it. This is by far the cheapest and most accurate way to pinpoint an intolerance.

 

I hope this has helped you and you realize that our reason for being on this planet is to feel amazing every single day!

 

xoxo,

 

Taylor

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