What you need to know about how food sensitivities affect weight gain

Are you trying to lose weight but the scale won’t budge, even though you are exercising and eating well? Are you also feeling tired, bloated, and lethargic? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may be suffering from food sensitivity. If you are wondering what that has to do with your inability to lose weight, read on to understand what you need to know about food sensitivities.

What is food sensitivity?

Food sensitivity is an adverse reaction to certain types of foods or additives. It is not to be confused with food allergies that affect the immune system. The symptoms associated with food sensitivity are not life threatening, but they can be very serious. Fatigue, joint pain, migraine, and weight gain, are some of the more common symptoms.

How food sensitivity can cause weight gain

Food sensitivity can make you fat. It often leads to inflammation in the body, and also disrupts normal metabolic function.  Sensitivity to certain foods reduces the efficiency of the metabolic system, often leading to weight gain, as well as fluid retention and abdominal bloating.

These days a lot of processed food is consumed, which bears little resemblance to the food our great-grandparents used to eat. Modern foods are often loaded with additives, refined sugar, and preservatives that reduce the efficiency of the digestive system, and slow down the metabolism.

When it comes to food sensitivity, wheat and dairy are two of the main culprits. If someone is unaware of their sensitivity to wheat for example, and consumes bread, pasta, and biscuits in their daily meals throughout the day, it can easily cause them to gain weight.

If you would like to know about food sensitivities, contact Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. Call 770-649-0094 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley.

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