3 Big Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight by Raquel Vasallo

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Most people think about weight loss in terms of calories, food groups, and exercise. But getting to your ideal weight and maintaining it requires a deeper level of understanding of your body, mind and spirit.

Here are three things that prevent you from looking and feeling great in your body:

1. You have food sensitivities and you don’t know it.

Food sensitivities cause inflammation in the body, which leads to weight gain and a whole array of conditions such as headaches, low energy, indigestion, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, skin conditions, mental fogginess, loss of libido.

Food sensitivities are not the same as allergies. Symptoms can be very subtle (such as bloating, indigestion or constipation), and it can be difficult to make the connection between what you’ve eaten and how you feel. Over the years, this sensitivity takes a toll on the immune system, which is mostly located in your gut.

Inflammation is one of the biggest causes of weight gain and disease. So why not test yourself with a detox and elimination diet?

During an elimination diet, you’ll remove the main food triggers for a week. These include:

Sugar
Gluten
Grains
Nuts
Soy
Dairy
Beans

During a transition phase, you reintroduce these foods in a guided and planned way, one at a time, so that you can discover your sensitivities. This will give you your personal blueprint to your health, happiness and weight.

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