Diet Failure: Part 2 - Do I Look Puffy to You?
What role does inflammation play in difficulty with weight loss? This second post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.
Many healthy people struggle with inflammation, they call it "bloating" or "water weight", but it's just the same. They think they are just fighting fat, but in reality, they could be struggling with an inflamed gut and inflammation throughout the whole body.
Reason #2 For Diet Failure: Inflammation from Food and Chemical Sensitivities
So how did I go about figuring this out?
Using the ALCAT diet1 primarily. This blood test has exposed my food and chemical sensitivity. I then have to avoid said foods and chemicals (which are hidden in everything). This blood test can tell you specifically the kinds of foods and chemicals your body responds well and poorly to, and is the main reason I've lost my first 30 lbs.
The first time I used the ALCAT diet, I was gaining weight on a 500 calorie diet. I found out I was sensitive to the medical weight loss bars and shakes I was taking. By eating whatever my body was not sensitive to according to the ALCAT (including steaks and baked potatoes), I lost about 10 lbs in 2 weeks- all inflammation!
So, armed with my recent ALCAT, I started my weight loss journey again and lost only two lbs in two weeks. I had decided to add cashews and eggs as some of my protein sources. The catch? The nuts are coated in cottonseed oil (which I didn't realize I have a mild sensitivity to until I went back to look), and eggs (also a mild sensitivity). I actually gained back the weight I had lost, plus one pound because of the inflammation those two foods created in my gut.
Lesson for today? Inflammation is not just for auto immune sufferers. Many people have food and chemical sensitivities and don't even realize inflammation plays a role in their weight gain. So if you are struggling to get that weight off, you may need to look at inflammation as a possible culprit.
Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
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Brandy's Weight Loss Journey: Part 4 - Why Do Diets Fail?
Today we conclude Brandy's weight loss journey where we discuss the common pitfalls of "diets".
Diet Failure: Part 1 - Food Groups According to Elf
Ever feel like you (or your family) likes to stick to the classic four main food groups of ELVES? This first post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.
Diet Failure: Part 3 - Deadlines Can Make You Fat!
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Take some time to purge your life of clutter, bad food, and stress!
Trick or Treat? Definitely A Trick!
Ok, confession time. We've just moved to a new town, and we're trying to get the kiddos involved etc... This year, we decided to let them trick or treat. In past years we haven't done much in that way because we just couldn't handle the sugar in our house. NEWSFLASH- we still can't handle the sugar in our house!
Understanding Inflammation's Link to Obesity, Diabetes, & Disease
This article provides introductory knowledge on the role of blood sugar and body fat on inflammation. Inflammation is the center-point of disease and the main contributor to obesity.
Webinar: Better Sleep Tonight!
Facilitator Libby Wright interviews Dr. Jamie Wright who discusses the role of sleep in weight loss with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. Dr. Wright is a board certified physician with a Masters Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. The webinar last for 29 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.
Webinar: Eight and One Half Steps to Relieve Stress
Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the physiological effects of stress and how we perceive situations with participants of the Your Best Weight program. She provides practical tips for managing stress that everyone can do. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.
Webinar: Four Letter Word for F.O.O.D.
Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the unhealthy types of food typically consumed in the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. She provides alternative food choices and recipes that are nutritious and taste great along with supplement recommendations including meal replacement protein shakes. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.
Why You Should Care About Gut Health
The Gut (think intestinal/digestive tract) is where approximately 80% of your immune system lives. It's been overlooked in the general healthcare world, and here's why you should care about and for it.
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