A few words of advice on eating:
If you eat it, and don’t feel good after eating it, you shouldn’t have eaten it.
Let me explain:
Today, more and more people are claiming that undetected food allergies / intolerances are a cause for being overweight. A 2009 study indicated that obesity led to the development of food allergies (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/181866.php)… Some people believe that these food allergies that may in turn lead to additional weight gain and chronic health problems, or may even be the cause for the weight gain in the first place.There is a hypothesis that: overweight people crave the foods that they are slightly allergic or intolerant to and that these undetected food allergies can cause weight gain and chronic health problems such as: migraine, fatigue, depression, and even depression. Where are all these food allergies coming from? the answer could be anything from Genetically modified foods, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, to relatively new foods such as high fructose corn syrup…
According to an article on the subject, food allergies may affect, “the section of the brain houses the control centers of our emotions as well as memory and vegetative functions, including body temperature, sexuality, blood pressure, sleep, hunger and thirst” (http://www.springboard4health.com/notebook/health_food_addiction.html). It is reported by some doctors that after removing allergic foods from an overweight person’s diet, he or she may shed the weight very easily and feel much better.
I have learned that after eating certain foods I just don’t feel good after. For example, whenever I eat a sweet baked good, such as a muffin or pastry, I tend to feel tired and have trouble focusing afterward. I think that somehow my body just isn’t receptive to the high levels of sugar, or maybe the eggs, or maybe the wheat, or maybe the combination of all 3! Maybe I have an undetected intolerance to one of these ingredients…
I avoid certain foods if I notice that I feel tired, irritable, or generally not good after eating them.
If you are overweight, you should consider the possibility that food allergies may be a part of your problem. Some people recommend IgA or IgG blood tests to test for these food allergies. However, I think that by paying attention to what you eat, and how you feel thereafter, you can detect any undetectable food allergies. There’s not much science on this, but why not “eat good to feel good”?!