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Food sensitivities are a common cause of your intolerance symptoms and could also be causing you to struggle to lose weight. The most common food sensitivities include milk, eggs, corn, and even wheat, so it is important that you watch what you are eating. If weight loss is your goal and you are looking at developing a healthy and balanced diet, then an intolerance test could be the solution for you.

What can a food intolerance test do?

Food intolerances and sensitivities can cause you to experience constant headaches and a bloated stomach because of your diet. Cutting out potential food culprits could help to alleviate your symptoms, which have also included anxiety and depression. An intolerance test will help you to identify exactly which items you need to eliminate from your diet. Of course, you can do an elimination diet without an intolerance test, BUT this can sometimes be laborious and time-consuming, especially if your diet is varied. It also is hard to identify your intolerances if you do not know what you are looking for, as sometimes your symptoms can appear up to 72 hours later.

Calorie Counting fails a lot of people

Unfortunately, calorie counting is the go-to method for many people who are looking to lose weight. BUT, sometimes it can be that healthy food is actually a food that you are intolerant to. This would harm your weight loss and cause you to battle a bloated stomach. So, if your aim is weight loss and you are following a low-carb diet or any other diet, you should order an intolerance test to make sure that you can eat these foods.

Exercise can help

One of the most successful weight loss secrets is to find out if you have a food sensitivity to any healthy foods. If you find out that you are sensitive to everyday foods, such as wheat, corn, and eggs then you need to be extra careful. Wheat can cause extreme bloat and will only harm your weight loss goals.

You can be affected both mentally and physically

Food sensitivities will not only harm your weight loss journey but can also leave you feeling down in the dumps. Food intolerances and food allergies have been linked to anxiety and depression, which could be a direct cause or could be down to your symptoms. If you are struggling to lose weight and have a constant headache, then naturally you will feel depressed.

For more information on intolerance testing and picking up your own intolerance test, you can log on to and speak to our customer service advisors who will be delighted to assist you with any queries which you may have. 

This article was written by Donna, our Nutritionist / Care Manager

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