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Can you have too much of a good thing?

Did you know that by eating too much of one food you may develop an intolerance to it.

Intolerance is different to allergy.

  • A food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms.
  • A food intolerance has symptoms which are less serious and often limited to digestive problems.
    An example of this is:

Eating toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, bread with dinner, maybe reaching for the bread for snacks during the day as well.

Too much bread!

Gluten can be the problem here. Too much and the body rebels! Gluten can be a problem for many even with small amounts – everyone’s body reacts differently.

Maybe that’s not such a good example, so here is a another example:

Eating natural yoghurt in large amounts;

I had it for breakfast with oats and dried fruit.

I had it for a snack with nuts and seeds,

I dolloped a spoonful on top of porridge or chilli beans…

In fact I had it a lot!

I loved the creamy freshness of it and of course it was a natural product, full of healthy bacteria so what could be the problem?

I developed stomach issues. Boating and pain.

Once I’d worked out what was causing it I removed yoghurt completely from my diet and my stomach issues went away.

About 6 months later I could eat yoghurt again without getting stomach problems…but I remembered.

You can have too much of a good thing!

Variety is the key to getting a full quota of nutrients into your diet and also to avoiding intolerance to foods.

If you suffer with bloating, stomach cramps, wind, constipation etc and need some help, get in touch with Penny who can help you to identify possible causes.

Email her at: info.penvita@gmail.com

 

Dinner for Breakfast?

Does your day look something like this?

  • Breakfast – cereals and cow’s milk or toast
  • Lunch – 2 slices of bread with a meat or cheese filling
  • Dinner – pasta/potato/rice base with meat and a few veg

 

Who’s to say what constitutes a ‘breakfast’? Probably Mr Kellogg!

…and lunch? Maybe a ‘meal deal’ (Sandwich, drink and snack all for the bargain price of £3.50)

Usually it’s convenience. Cereals are not the healthiest of breakfasts. I often hear people tell me they don’t eat breakfast because if they do it’s the start of the whole day of grazing and snacking. » Read more

Breakfast and Enzymes

Common intolerances within our western diet are lactose, wheat and gluten. Intolerance to a food can occur when we eat too much of it.

 

In the UK the most common breakfast is cereal with milk – lactose, wheat and gluten!

 

Have a look in the supermarket, we have a whole isle dedicated to our breakfast cereals…and when you look at the ingredients of those Sugar Puffs, Cornflakes, Bran Flakes, Weetabix, Shreddies etc etc etc…each one is fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Have you thought about WHY?

Why does food have to have naturally occurring vitamins and minerals added?!?! » Read more

Portions the size of your fist…not your head!

When you eat a jacket potato how big is it?

Probably about the size of your fist?

To get the right amount of carbohydrates in each of your meals the size of your fist is a good guide to use…that’s your fist and not anyone else’s :0)

This is also a good guide to think about when you are making your oven chips or potato wedges… » Read more

Are you getting ready to Escape the Gym, lose weight and feel great?

So this week is the preparation week to get your mind, your body… and your kitchen cupboards ready for the start which is Monday 20 January 2014. weight loss getfit2.co.uk

Read on to get some tips before starting any plan … » Read more

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