Inflammation in the body can reek havoc and be the cause of unexplained weight gain, fatigue, bloating, leaky gut, chronic aches and pains, and many disease can be linked to inflammation. Certain foods, even healthy foods can cause inflammation in the gut.
But inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. For example, one type of inflammation is called acute inflammation. It starts rapidly if the body is injured. Think of when you get a paper cut and the site gets all red and swollen. Thats the body acting efficiently sending fluid to help with the repair. The other type of inflammation is called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation builds slowly over time. Sometimes it flares up, and can last for days, weeks, months, and for many of us, years. We just learn to live with it.
Chronic inflammation is the enemy. People suffer from the effects of it with out even realizing what it is. In many cases people don’t even realize how bad they feel, because feeling this way has become the normal in their lives. They chalk it up to getting old, working to hard, or even because they sit to much…..
But chronic inflammation can be very dangerous because it is at the root of almost every debilitating, deadly disease you can think of, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, gum disease, and many others.
Inflammation causes water retention. The scale goes up, clothes don’t fit, you look puffy, swollen. Maybe your shoes don’t fit, you don’t even recognize your ankles and feet or your face in the mirror.
Another key issue with chronic inflammation is leaky gut syndrome. When we have inflammation in our digestive tract, the nutrients we need, even if we’re consuming them, don’t get used properly. this causes hormone imbalance. Balanced hormones are needed for weight loss, insulin production, sleep and over all good health.
The thing is the body is a pretty smart machine and can recognize even the tiniest microscopic spec of a foreign object and send inflammation to protect the site. Like a paper cut, or sprained ankle. What you many not know is that our intestinal wall, or gut lining, is incredibly thin and delicate, and chronic irritation from eating foods that the body might not recognize can cause chronic inflammation in our gut lining. Leading to the thinning of the gut lining, and in may cases, weaken it causing permeability, or pinprick style holes, in our intestinal wall. These teeny tiny holes cause big problems.
Foods that go undigested, or that the body identifies as toxins or irritants, foods that we are sensitive to, can cause severe inflammation. And all this is happening in a very sensitive and critical area of our immune system. The digestive tract.
Inflammation in the gut is a natural response to things it doesn’t recognize, and therefore affects your weight and over all well being. The problem, like I said early on is that this condition can build in the system for years. Our digestive system doesn’t recognize some of the processed foods we eat, even if we’ve been eating them most of our lives. Even if we find those food delicious, the digestive tract can still deem them toxic and respond by creating inflammation. The problem is that you many not even notice this because its been with you for so long, and continues to get worse as the inflammation begins to break down the lining of the intestines.
It’s not only processed foods and food like foods that can cause problems. Many of us are sensitive to natural, whole, unprocessed foods. What I’m saying is that even healthy foods can be a problem for some individuals and be the cause of inflammation in the gut.
Chronic bloating, fatigue, and leaky gut result, and you begin to pack on the pounds even if you are cutting calories, and exercising like crazy.
Not everyone responds to foods in the same way. We are all so very different and what effects me might not effect you at all. Before I give you the list of the most common inflammatory foods, let me say that Food Freedom for Fat Loss is a program of flexibility. You are encouraged to experiment and play with your foods and to pay close attention to how your body feels. You don’t just blindly follow a list of foods, you factor in how your own body, how the macros fit, and we give each experiment enough time to get a true response. The game plan is very personalized for you.
We start by keeping it simple. Eating from a list of foods that are know to not cause problems for most. But like I said, we are all so different and it’s up to you to pay close attention. After a couple of weeks if you introduce a certain food, you will know almost immediately if it is a trigger food for you. Anything that you identify as causing any discomfort in your digestive track you get to decide what to do with that information.
Often what happens is once the gut is healed you can try to reintroduce that food again. You may be able to tolerate it. But my feeling on this is why would you want to. Food Freedom gives you that freedom, but most of my clients find that once they feel better by eliminating a problem food, they have no desire to go back.
The bottom line is this, everyone of us has some food caused inflammation in our digestive tract. Taking into consideration how long it’s been going on, what our current level of health and fitness is and what our commitment is to feeling 100% amazing is, will determine how we play the inflammation elimination game.
Remember its all an experiment. Test foods, and go back and test them again. You can’t do it wrong. Your body will gladly present the positives. Weight loss, better sleep, less joint pain, mental clarity, and your stomach won’t be jacked up. Getting to the point where you feel so good, you wonder why you didnt’ do this years ago. But don’t beat your self up. You are doing it now.
If your ready to ditch chronic inflammation, leaky gut, and hormone imbalance that are preventing you from feeling your best and finally lose the extra weight, REGISTER for Food Freedom and lets get the game started. One on One coaching is also available click here for a FREE no obligation strategy call.
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