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Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Yorktest.
Are you trying to lose weight, but not getting anywhere? Your problem might not be your exercise regime but your diet. At the beginning of a New Year, fad diets spring up as many people want to ensure that losing weight remains their New Year resolution. However, the key to healthy weight loss is listening to your body, exercising regularly and eating healthily.
However, what if we are unaware that what we think is healthy is actually having a negative impact on our health routine and is causing quite a lot of discomfort? Having a food intolerance can be a huge obstruction to healthy weight loss and can result in uncomfortable symptoms such as headaches, bloating and weight gain.
Scientific research has suggested for a long time that one contributing factor to weight gain is having a poor or slow metabolism. Offending foods can be responsible for disrupting metabolic rate and can therefore slow down your weight loss. Rather than follow fad diets that often remove vital nutrients we need to stay healthy, it is best to identify foods that your body doesn’t agree with and cut these out of your diet, making sure that you supplement any nutrients with alternative, ‘safe’ foods.
Finding out which foods are causing you problems and eliminating them from your diet may give you more energy and help you to get on the right track as far as healthy weight loss is concerned.
Fatigue is often a symptom of food intolerance and can lead to weight gain as it causes us to feel too tired to exercise – as a result you may eat more sugary food for a quick energy high and gain weight as a result. Getting the right advice can help you to substitute ‘safe’ foods for those that cause issues. A well respected diet for IBS sufferers is a low FODMAP diet which gives you a balanced range of foods to eat so that you are getting the nutrients you need but removes the foods that make your body uncomfortable, bloated and tired (read more about IBS and its symptoms).
Losing weight should be a secondary issue to sorting out the foods you eat, and helping your body to recover from irritation or inflammation in the gut. Make your diet a priority so that you know what is causing the problem and how you can fix it. Once you are eating foods that are better and safer for you, you are likely to naturally lose some weight, gain energy and be well on the way to achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Some people think they may be allergic to certain foods when in fact they are intolerant of a particular food type. If you think that you might have a food intolerance problem speak to the experts at Yorktest they can help you learn more about foods that cause problems and what you can substitute to eat in a way that works for you.