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.
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If you’re anything like me, if chocolate is opened or mince pies sitting in the cupboard I’ll eat them. I hate throwing food away – so I have another plan…read on
I find this pull towards food worse when I’m studying (and I’m doing a lot of that). Whether it’s because I’m not in ‘the flow’ – you know when time just goes without realising it – or my brain is working overtime so needs more fuel! (Of course it must the latter!!!)
Anyway, i’m getting away from the subject…
So if you’re being pulled towards the Xmas left overs… get them outta the house!
This year I hosted my family Christmas and worried they would starve (like we do!) I filled the kitchen, any spare space (including using the outdoor shed as a fridge for drinks), with goodies.
As my family gradually left I filled their bags with food. No space in the car they cried… I’ll find some, I replied!
The final bag full went today.
So my advice to you is do the same… if you know you’ll be helped by it… give it away or hide it wrapped, underneath, high up so it’s a real inconvenience to get at.
We can make it easier for ourselves to get back to eating in moderation again.
If you would like to join the coaching programme to help you breaking those bad habits and making new ones then email firstname.lastname@example.org and get these sort of results…
Do you suffer from hot flushes or night sweats?
Have you tried liquorice root to help the symptoms? (No, not the liquorice you get in the sweatshop!)
Many supermarkets are selling liquorice teas now. Teapigs do a very tasty liquorice and peppermint (I was lucky enough to try this at a friend’s this week as she had been given some free samples!)
Many women have told me over the last few years that they have been sprinkling flax seeds on their breakfast cereals to combat hot flushes.
But there is no research supporting flax seeds helping with heated moments. (Although they are good for increasing fibre intake so keep going with them if you are following this regime.)
There is supporting evidence towards licorice helping with hot flushes…so go buy some tea ladies if you are suffering.
But remember, the problem can also be exacerbated by too high a sugar intake in your diet.
So combine the liquorice tea with a lifestyle change towards sugar and you’ll be well on your way to combating those tropical moments.
If you go onto Google Translate and translate fatty liver into French…the translation is fois gras!
The French delicacy fois gras is made by force-feeding ducks starchy carbohydrates (corn), which turns to sugar.
Fatty liver = hepatitis from eating too much sugar (and an unhealthy diet all round)
Having a fatty liver causes problems as our liver is unable to work properly which leads to a further increased load of toxins in our bodies, creating more disease.
Can you choose one thing this week to help your liver out? Here are some ideas
Start your day with a protein breakfast instead of sugary cereals
Reduce the amount of sugar you have in your cups of tea/coffee
Swap your afternoon cake/Mars bar/crisps for some almonds
Maybe you have some other healthy ideas? I’d love to hear them…share on my facebook page getfit2 or email me email@example.com :0)