Just because it’s ‘healthy’…

Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean that it is good for YOU.

I’m talking about healthy foods.

You know, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onions, Spinach, Kale? The list continues into Chicken, Fish, Beef and many other foods too…

All fresh, organic where possible, grass fed, glorious, nutritious foods…

BUT.

Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean that it is good for you.

I have a client you see, who’s lost a load of weight (Over 3 stone in fact) and she looks better than ever. She’s dropped numerous dress sizes and gained a bucket load of energy.

However, it wasn’t alway straight forward.

I cast my mind back about 2 years ago now, where my client would always complain about being bloated, had been experiencing ‘wind’ a lot and couldn’t put her finger on what was causing it, as she was in my mind (and hers), healthier than ever before.

Fast forward 3 months and we found out what the cause was.

We’d been keeping strict food diaries week after week. Not only writing down the foods that she’d be eating, but the way they made her feel immediately after, 30 minutes after and so on.

And it was a healthy food that was causing the problem.

Broccoli.

So we removed Broccoli from her diet straight away, and of course, the symptoms subsided and we achieved even great results. You could say it was luck, but needless to say, we’d found the problem.

There was no further experience of flatulence within a few days of removing Broccoli from her diet. Needless to say that she then went on to dropping EVEN MORE Body Fat, CM’s and now sports an amazing physique.

So what does this teach us?

Well, like I said, that just because it is classified as a healthy food, doesn’t mean that it will be healthy for YOU to consume it.

You can have an intolerance to ANY food. This is when the body reacts in a negative way to a certain food type. It could even be 3/4 foods.

You may experience bloating, to the extreme of even looking pregnant. You could have a skin rash. You could become lethargic. You could need the toilet pretty quickly.

An intolerance can show straight away, however it could also take up to 2 weeks or even longer to show any signs.

45% of population suffer with a food intolerance. This could be stopping you from achieving your fat loss goals, keeping your tired and lethargic, experiencing headaches and making you bloated, have skin conditions such as eczema and much more, as i’ve just said.

Here are 3 things you could do to help identify a food intolerance:

1) Keep a food diary, along with an emotional diary which monitors your energy levels and moods.

2) Complete an elimination diet. This would be based on the information you gather from your food diary. However, can be quite tricky and also long-winded. In short, once you have found out which food(s) were causing you grief, you’d eliminate them and all other foods that it was in. Re-introduce the same food after a 14 day period without it, to see how your body responded.

3) Come to Paramount Fitness for a non-invasive intolerance test.

Have you experienced something like this in the past or are you currently going through this at present?

If you are and you would like more help with your nutrition and getting the best out of your nutrition, feel free to get in touch.

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