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Allergy Testing Before Giving up Your New Diet

So you’re a couple of weeks into your “New Year, New Me” quest and, frankly, the only thing new is the constant state of exasperation at the fact your new diet appears to be doing absolutely nothing. Your goal dress you bought to wear to that wedding you’re dieting for still clings stubbornly around your stomach. What is the point, might as well grab the ice cream, stick some loungewear on and ignore the world outside. PUT DOWN THAT MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP. We have the answer;

Intolerance & Allergy testing.

That’s right, the food you’re eating IS the problem but NOT in the way you think. Bloating is an incredibly common side effect of a food intolerance or allergy and, when you’re looking to lose a few pounds around the stomach, it can be the difference between sticking to and giving up on your new diet.

New Food, New Problems.

When you started your new diet, you have probably introduced a lot of new foods that you either haven’t eaten a lot of or may even never have ever eaten before. So as you have been losing body fat, your food intolerance has been masking your progress by filling your stomach with gas. Incredibly annoying but intolerance and allergy testing is your salvation here.

How Does Bloating Work?

Bloating occurs when you eat a food to which you’re intolerant. When you have an intolerance, your body doesn’t produce enough enzymes to break down the problem food, and so bacteria does the job instead. The problem being that when they do so, they create an excessive amount of gas which becomes trapped in the stomach. As a result, the stomach expands, leaving you with that bloated feeling. It’s time to take action and identify the food that is irritating your gut and keeping you out of that body goals dress.

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Allergy Test: Your New Year’s Resolution Secret Weapon

A study found that, by the second weekend of January, most people have given up on their New Year’s resolution. The failure to see the results they’re looking for just proves too disheartening and its time to fall face-first into a large pizza. We go again next year, right?

No! 2021 is our year, and the reason is that we’re taking an allergy test.

But what’s an allergy test got to do with anything? Well, when you’re turning over a new, healthier leaf, there are specific health outcomes you’re looking to achieve. You want to look slimmer, and you want to feel fitter. What if we tell you that food intolerance or allergy is getting in the way of both of these? Read on to see why an allergy test could make this the year the resolution succeeds.

Weight Loss

Salads, soups, juices, meal replacement shakes. You’ve tried them all, but you still have that muffin top creeping over the top of your jeans. It’s disheartening, right? What’s the point in being so strict if you’re still going to have that belly. Well, what if we told you that the foods you’re eating might be masking the progress you’re making on your diet?

When you eat a food to which you’re intolerant, it is likely to cause digestive irritation which slows foods progress through your system, this means the food spends more time being broken down by enzymes leading to an increase in the gas produced during digestion. This gas then stays within the stomach, which leads to bloating. By taking an intolerance and allergy test, you can identify the foods which may be making your stomach seem artificially large.

Fitness

You’ve bought the running shoes, you’ve created your inspirational running playlist, and you’re ready to go full Mo Farah. But you’ve been running for a few weeks now, and you’re still struggling for breath five minutes in. The first temptation is to think you’re still unfit, right? It’s going to take forever to enjoy running, and you can’t be bothered to stick it out.

Have you ever stopped to consider that your tight chest, difficulty breathing and a general feeling of unfitness may be down to the symptoms of an allergy? When you have an allergic reaction, inflammation can occur, meaning the narrowing of the airways, making it hard to get enough oxygen into your lungs. By taking an allergy test, you can take the necessary steps to resolve these symptoms and get back on the running track.

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Testing for Food Allergies to Help Your New Years’ Goals

It’s almost the end of the year and after enjoying some well-deserved celebrations with family and friends, many of us are now looking to the future. A festive time of feasts and merriment has us looking for ways to get our health back on track this January and maybe even help us lose a few pounds of holiday weight.

Diets, a gym membership, and sobriety are all common options to help you get back to your optimal health. But have you considered a food allergy and intolerance test to help you improve your health this January?

Why allergy tests are more important than ever

Allergies are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world. While you may expect to be safe from any surprising allergies, cases of adult-onset allergies are rising. People who thought they knew all there is to know about their dietary needs are being shocked by adverse reactions developing in adulthood.

It’s better to be safe than sorry, and getting an allergy test before any surprising reactions, is far more preferable to waiting for a one to crop up unexpectedly.

Why Right After the Holidays is Perfect Timing

As we’ve all indulged in foods that we might otherwise restrict during the rest of the year, it’s quite possible that you may have developed a food intolerance over the festive period. Research has indicated that excessive consumption of a food item or ingredient can cause an intolerance to develop.

While you may have been enjoying a daily mince pie and leftover turkey, your digestive tract might not have been so pleased. This is why testing for food intolerances especially, is ideal right after the holidays. It can help highlight foods that you should avoid altogether for a period while you get your health back on track.

Get Tested to Maximise Your Health

If health is your top priority this year, get started on the right foot with a food intolerance and allergy test. Keep yourself safe and maximise your diet by tailoring it to what your body wants.