It might not be belly fat. It could be inflammation. How to counter it.

milk and pastries; inflammatory foods

We may not realize we have chronic low-grade inflammation, but certainly an inability to lose bodyfat can be one sign. While everyone responds to foods differently, there’s certain foods everyone should avoid.

Avoid:

  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • Wheat & gluten
  • Foods with chemicals (which is why I try to always buy certified organic items)

Other foods cause issues for some people, but not others. If you’ve eliminated all of the above items from your diet and still have weight or digestive issues (even after using probiotics), try removing some or all of the items below:

Foods to limit or avoid:

  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Peanuts
  • Pineapple
  • Fatty meats

If a food doesn’t make you feel good, no matter if it’s on this list or not, don’t eat it. I have issues with all of the foods on the “avoid” list, and some issues with foods on the “limit or avoid” list. For instance: sugar makes my joints hurt. Dairy makes me have an immediate anaphylactic response. Wheat and gluten makes me feel uncomfortably full. Non-organic compounds bothers my stomach, and makes my throat swell. Pineapple makes my throat hurt, and fatty meats make me feel like I’m going to have a heart attack.

Completely changing the way you eat is really hard, stressful, and not always the best method. Try your best to stick to eliminating the foods on the “avoid” list for a full 30-days. If you feel good after 30 days and that excess fat is starting to melt away, stay with it; but if you don’t feel 100% and/or that stubborn fat isn’t budging even after cutting back calories, you might want to avoid some or all of the items on the 2nd list.

P.S. You can buy sprouted grains, and soak beans before eliminating grains and beans to see if that helps you.

P.P.S. I’m currently trying to limit my peanut consumption, but this one is really hard for me because I LOVE peanuts.

 

 

 

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