Do you love to eat?
What is your favorite healthy food?
Is your mouth watering just thinking about it?
What if I told you, your favorite foods might be causing you to gain weight: as well as other symptoms like bloating, gas, constipation, joint pain, fatigue, congestion, brain fog, and aging you before your time.
Would you be shocked? I know it’s hard to believe the healthy foods you choose can have these effects.
But how can this be possible?
You are Stuck in The Diet Mindset!
One reason is that you have been focusing on numbers, on the scale, on your calories, carb counts, and the number of calories you burn with exercise. As a yo-yo dieter, then you have adopted the diet mentality, that diets are the only way to lose weight.
My no-diet approach will change your story. You see, your body is like a chemistry lab, not a bank account. If you struggle with weight no matter how healthy you’re eating, you may be one of the hundreds of people that suffer from food intolerance. Food intolerance works subtly to message your immune system that this particular food doesn’t do well in your body and it creates inflammation.
Food sends you messages every time you eat, but when you are too busy gulping down the food (eating on the run or choosing fast food and processed food), you will not notice these messages. You will notice the effects, but do you actually make the connection to the food you eat?
For example: If your scale isn’t moving you’re noticing. If you wake up and you can’t zip the same jeans you wore yesterday, you’re noticing. If you’re using the best skin and hair care products and not getting results that your best friend got, then you’re noticing, and if you are farting your brains out after you’ve eaten a meal, then everyone’s noticing.
And maybe you are like most that realized it must be something you ate, but without knowing how to read the messages, or even get the right signals, how will you know what it is?
Food Intolerance is the Bigger Problem
Food intolerance is not a true allergy but it is a sign that these particular foods may not agree with you at this time. Food intolerance creates so much inflammation in your gut that your digestion isn’t working properly, resulting in an unhealthy gut. Your gut works with your brain to run your entire body. Today, gut health has become more important than ever because it helps your immune system stay healthy.
But how did you get an unhealthy gut?
One hundred years ago food was whole, ingredients were fewer, and chemicals and artificial preservatives and GMOs didn’t exist. The chemical makeup of processed foods today is nearly impossible to digest. Add to that your habits of dieting, stress eating, fast food, and pre-packaged meals – all have increased the problem these foods are creating in your gut. Many of these foods have been genetically modified over the years which has increased your gut inflammation. This leads to creating food sensitivities that go unnoticed daily because you are unaware of the connection that food affects how you feel.
Do You Suffer with Chronic Gut Inflammation?
Unlike allergies that can be medically tested for, not all food sensitivity can be diagnosed. The best way to truly find out is to give your body a rest from these foods, allow your gut inflammation to heal and your healthy microbiome to re-generate.
Give up these foods for 21 days to reduce the inflammation in your gut. This is simple, but not always easy. Turns out the foods you crave the most are most likely the ones bothering you. You may be wondering why do we crave foods that don’t make us feel good? It’s because your body has already created IgG antibodies to deal with the inflammation these very foods are causing. When you take away the food, the antibodies are floating around waiting to attack the inflammation caused by the food.
Much like any bodily injury, your gut needs rest to heal, and the best rest is to stop eating these foods. For most the average healing time is 21 days, then you can reintroduce the foods slowly to notice the reactions in your body. This is where you become a detective in your chemistry lab.
Clearing up your gut inflammation leads to big results like losing weight without even trying, more energy throughout your day, and looking younger with clearer brighter skin.
Ok, so what are the seven
high intolerance foods?
- Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners
Are you curious about how food affects you?
Take my Food Intolerance Quiz and see how you score!
Here’s what happened with my client Susan after she took the quiz:
Susan: “I feel pretty good. I checked a few of those boxes, but I’m getting older, isn’t this normal?”
Joanne: “Sure, we all might have these symptoms occasionally, but if you experience these more than a few times a week, you may have an intolerance.”
I offered to help her discover her food intolerances over the next 6 weeks, explaining that she would have to give up these foods for 21 days. She instantly thought of feeling deprived. I explained with my no-diet approach, that although she would be giving up these foods, she would not feel deprived and always be empowered to choose.
Joanne: “What if you lose weight, have more energy, and look and feel younger in just the first week – would you do it? It’s only 21 days; you have been on most diets for at least that long. Just imagine, this time, you will get results that last your lifetime with the healthy habits we create together.”
Susan agreed to give it a try, and yes, she lost the weight. Her energy is soaring, and she is getting compliments on how young she looks.
I created the “Reset your Relationship with Food” Bootcamp to help you get Susan’s results!
Feel empowered when you know how food affects your body.
You will enjoy food without guilt and fear of weight gain. Learn habits to balance your blood sugar and eating hormones to stop craving and overeating.