How Do You Know If You Have Food Intolerance?
It’s very common for people with food intolerances to gain weight very quickly, often when you eat your favourite foods and eat them often and left feeling hungry shortly after, chances are it’s a food intolerance. Having intolerances to foods can also lead to problems with water retention with gains of up to one kilogram weight.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, simply cutting out the foods that are causing the problems can see weight loss and other common causes subside within days.
Other common symptoms of food intolerance are diarrhoea after eating. Other symptoms might be stomach bloating, aches and excessive gas. If you notice any of these happening after you eat, you might want to consider a food intolerance to be the cause of your discomfort.
Some of the less obvious symptoms that you might experience are headaches, joint aches and pains. Food intolerance might also be the cause of anger issues, mood swings and hives.
While food intolerances can be hard to diagnose, you’re not alone, with an estimated 70% of people have an intolerance to foods or will get one at some stage of their life.
Food intolerance symptoms can take up to 48 hours to become noticeable so it is recommended that you keep a food diary for a couple of weeks and record everything you eat and any possible symptoms that you may encounter. From there you can slowly test your body’s reactions to foods by removing the suspected foods and recording the results. Start by removing the more commonly known offenders first.
Alternatively consider Food Intolerance Testing, there are many tests on the market today with questionable validity and many of these do not offer any support. Finding out you have food intolerance can result in people making uninformed decisions regarding their diets which can do a lot more harm than good. For this reason a food intolerance programme is advised, such as YorkTest Laboratories programme which offers support and guidance and a full after care programme for their food intolerance and allergy tests. For more information about food intolerance and to find out about their programme visit YorkTest.com
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