3 Ways to find out if certain health foods you’re eating are actually harming your health and sabotaging you from your goals.
Most people believe that by eating nutritiously and eating plenty of vegetables, organic meats and complex carbohydrates that they are doing everything “right”.
The problem lies in that every body is different. One person’s food can be another person’s poison.
Meaning: that just because John snacks hard on kale and carrot sticks all day and feels great doing it, doesn’t mean that you can also.
Let Me Explain…
We are all born with different gut bacteria, different microbiome, born into different cultures who also ate different foods.
We are all unique looking, and have different hair color, skin, eye, and are shaped differently.
This is widely accepted in most cultures as having different likes and interests, but somehow when it comes to nutrition and the foods we are eating, we forget that everyone flourishes on different things.
Here are some ways to find out if you have a food intolerance or sensitivity to certain foods you are eating:
#1: You feel foggy brained an hour or two after you’ve eaten.
Most people would blow this off as a food coma from eating too much, but what happens if you feel this way after having a sensible portion?
More than likely, the food you are consuming is cooked in unhealthy oil, or you’re consuming a food that isn’t registering well in your body.
The best way to test this out is by carrying a food journal or tracking this in your notepad section of your iPhone. Set a timer in your phone for an hour, and then two hours after you’ve eaten and see how you feel.
If you feel less energy and almost light headed and like a zombie, then you’re probably eating something your body is intolerant to.
If at that meal you ate a combination of dairy, wheat and beef, then on a later day eat these separately to see which of the 3 are affecting you.
#2: You get gastrointestinal issues like gas, bloating or diarrhea.
I get that this is uncomfortable to talk about or to even admit, but it must be talked about.
Every time you continuously choose to eat these foods, you’re harming your health and creating what’s called leaky gut inside your intestines.
Did you know that you can actually create an autoimmune disease?
And this can sometimes happen from repetitive neglect to your body and feeding it the wrong foods.
If this is become bothersome to you and the above technique of journaling and timing a reaction isn’t working for you, it may be time to visit your doctor to have additional testing done.
The most common tests a doctor will do is what’s called an IgE blood tests. This tests for certain antibodies in your blood that may be becoming harmed from the foods you’re eating.
Another test that can be performed is a prick test which is usually done at an allergist or by request from a naturopathic doctor.
#3 Do a 14-30 Day Elimination Diet
One of the best ways to find out if you are intolerant to certain foods and to really heal your digestion is by eliminating certain foods that have been known to harm a lot of people.
These foods are:
Corn, wheat (gluten), dairy, soy, peanuts, shellfish and eggs. A lot of the time, we are consuming these foods without them being organic or from a reputable source so you may also be feeling the results of pesticides, hormones, and other chemicals in these foods.
Find a great nutrition program that eliminates all of these foods and stick with it for an entire 14-30 days.
Inside the Metabolic Reset, you can find an amazing nutrition program that is easy to stick to and just eliminate the above foods.
An added plus is you usually end up losing anywhere from 10-15 pounds, just by eliminating the foods that weren’t serving your body.
Because again: if we are all created differently, wouldn’t it make sense we have to feed ourselves differently also?
You are meant to have a fulfilling and healthy life, don’t waste it feeling anything less than FIRE every single day.