Food Sensitivities: Sneaky Cause of Weight Gain?

Food Sensitivities: Sneaky Cause of Weight Gain?

Both common and healthy foods can be the culprit of weight issues if they are inflammatory for YOU. Our bodies see non-digested food particles as foreign invaders if they are able to get through the gut lining. This can be due to poor digestion and/or a leaky gut (as well as many other things we won’t get into here).

If you answer yes to any of the following, it may be worth paying more close attention to what you are eating:

  • Do you get tired after eating certain meals?
  • Do you have excess mucus or a chronic cough?
  • Do you suffer from allergies, skin rashes, headaches, mood shifts, or edema?
  • Do you experience digestive issues like bloating, reflux or irregular bowels?

Food sensitivities are the body’s way of telling you there is a problem. The symptoms produced by food sensitivity reactions is a signal from the body’s immune system that something is wrong.  The good news is that this can be fixed!

Here are a few steps to take if you have some of the symptoms outlined above:

  1. Start by writing down all food you eat over the course of a week and also when you experience any sort of symptoms. These symptoms can show up 3 hours after eating or up to 3 days so it will be important to look back at trends.
  2. You can try your own elimination diet with common food sensitivities, like wheat, dairy, corn and soy. Try to also include any foods you feel could be causing you symptoms.
  3. If you just want the answers and to fast track your results, consider getting a food sensitivity test done. We highly recommend the MRT Leap Test which looks at 170 foods and food additives and gives an inflammation score for them all. Call us at 262-226-2046 to find out if this test would be right for you. Learn more about the test here 

Note – This topic is very different than an allergy or food intolerance – like lactose intolerance. We are specifically talking about the inflammatory response to foods that our immune system presents. This chronic inflammation can be responsible for many health conditions down the road if left untreated.

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